Leon 500 Tablet

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Leon 500 Tablet Information

Leon 500 Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection, Prostatitis, Pneumonia. The alternative uses of Leon 500 Tablet have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Leon 500 Tablet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Leon 500 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Leon 500 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Leon 500 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. Warnings related to Leon 500 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Heart Disease, Myasthenia Gravis (MG) must refrain from the use of Leon 500 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Leon 500 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Leon 500 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Leon 500 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Leon 500 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Leon 500 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Leon 500 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 750 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 750 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Plague
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Plague
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Leon 500 Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Leon 500 Tablet is used -

Severe

Moderate

Mild

Leon 500 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Leon 500 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Leon. It is best to stop taking Leon immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Leon 500 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Leon may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Leon 500 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Leon may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Leon 500 Tablet on the Liver?


    Leon is completely safe for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Leon 500 Tablet on the Heart?


    You can take Leon without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Leon 500 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Leon 500 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Leon 500 Tablet

  • Is this Leon 500 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Leon 500 Tablet is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Leon 500 Tablet as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Leon 500 Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Leon 500 Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Leon 500 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Leon 500 Tablet


    Leon 500 Tablet may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Leon 500 Tablet


    Drinking alcohol while taking Leon 500 Tablet may lead to slight side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Leon 500 Tablet

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Leon a pain-killer?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Leon is not a pain-killer. It is an antibiotic that belongs to the class of drug called fluoroquinolone. It is used to treat various type of bacterial infection such as bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary, respiratory, skin, gastrointestinal, anthrax, and bone infection.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Leon without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

Leon is a prescription drug, hence do not take Leon without consulting doctor. It can be harmful for patients to take this medicine without a doctor's advice.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Leon cause constipation?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Leon can cause constipation. It is a common side effect of this drug. If you experience severe constipation after consuming medicine, please consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question about 5 years ago

What is Leon?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Leon is a brand name of levofloxacin. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medication called fluoroquinolones. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic, used for treating bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary, respiratory, skin, gastrointestinal, anthrax, bone, and eye infections.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Leon for sinus infection?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes you can take this Leon for treating sinus infection. However, this is not the first choice of drug for sinus infection advised by doctors. Doctors generally prescribe antibiotics, painkillers and nasal sprays to relieve from severe nasal passage congestions.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Levaquin® (levofloxacin)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 713

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1399

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