Assign to adults for the treatment of infections caused by microorganisms sensitive to the drug: community-acquired pneumonia; complicated skin and soft tissue infections; (For the above-mentioned infections, Levofloxacin should only be used when the use of other antibacterial agents that are usually recommended for the initial treatment of these infections is impractical or impossible);
Levofloxacin tablets Composition
active substance: 1 tablet contains 256.23 mg of levofloxacin hemihydrate, which is equivalent to 250 mg of levofloxacin;
1 tablet contains 512.46 mg of levofloxacin hemihydrate, which is equivalent to 500 mg of levofloxacin;
Excipients: hypromellose, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate, polyethylene glycol 6000, talc, iron oxide red (E172), iron oxide yellow (E172), titanium dioxide (E 171).
Levofloxacin tablets Indications.
Levofloxacin is indicated for the treatment of infections in adults caused by microorganisms sensitive to levofloxacin:
acute bacterial sinusitis;
exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including bronchitis,
complicated infections of the skin and soft tissues;
In the case of the treatment of the above-mentioned infections, the drug is used only when the use of other antibacterial agents, which are usually prescribed for the initial treatment of these infections, is not possible.
Complicated urinary tract infections (including acute pyelonephritis);
chronic bacterial prostatitis
pulmonary anthrax: post-exposure prophylaxis and treatment.
This dosage form of levofloxacin can be used to complete the course of therapy in patients who have demonstrated improvement during the initial treatment with levofloxacin in the form of an infusion solution.
Consideration should be given to official guidelines for the proper use of antibacterial agents.
Levofloxacin tablets Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to levofloxacin, other fluoroquinolones, or any of the drug excipients
tendon damage associated with the use of fluoroquinolones;
children’s age (up to 18 years old);
pregnancy and lactation.
Levofloxacin tablets method of administration and dosage.
Levofloxacin tablets are taken 1-2 times a day. The dose depends on the type, severity of the infection and the sensitivity of the probable pathogen.
The duration of treatment depends on the course of the disease and is no more than 14 days. It is recommended to continue using the drug for at least 48-72 hours after normalization of body temperature or confirmed by microbiological tests of the destruction of pathogens.
Levofloxacin tablets should be swallowed without chewing with a sufficient amount of liquid. You can take the tablets with or without food.
The drug should be used at least 2:00 before or after the use of iron salts, zinc salts, antacids containing magnesium or aluminum, didanosine (only for forms containing aluminum or magnesium in buffers) and sucralfate (see. other drugs and other types of interactions “).
The use of the drug is contraindicated in children and adolescents (up to 18 years old), since damage to the articular cartilage is possible.