Loxof 500 Mg Tablet

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    Loxof 500 Mg Tablet Information

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

    The optimal dosage of Loxof 500 Mg Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Loxof 500 Mg Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Loxof 500 Mg Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Loxof 500 Mg Tablet is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Loxof 500 Mg Tablet related warnings talks about Loxof 500 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Loxof 500 Mg Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Heart Disease, Myasthenia Gravis (MG) as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Loxof 500 Mg Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Additionally, Loxof 500 Mg Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Loxof 500 Mg Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Loxof 500 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Loxof 500 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Loxof 500 Mg 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


    Loxof 500 Mg Tablet Side Effects

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

    Severe

    Moderate

    Mild

    Loxof 500 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

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


      Loxof may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Loxof, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

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


      Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Loxof. It should only be taken after medical advice.

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


      Loxof has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


      Loxof is completely safe for the liver.

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


      Loxof is not harmful for the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Loxof 500 Mg Tablet with Other Drugs

    Loxof 500 Mg Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Loxof 500 Mg Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Loxof 500 Mg Tablet

    • Is this Loxof 500 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Loxof 500 Mg Tablet.

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


      After taking Loxof 500 Mg Tablet, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Loxof 500 Mg Tablet can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Loxof 500 Mg Tablet only as per medical advice.

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


      No, Loxof 500 Mg Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Loxof 500 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Loxof 500 Mg Tablet


      Loxof 500 Mg 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 Loxof 500 Mg Tablet


      Chances of side effects of drinking alcohol while taking Loxof 500 Mg Tablet are low. If you feel any adverse effects, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Loxof 500 Mg Tablet

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How long can I safely take Loxof?

    Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

    Take Loxof as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Loxof cause constipation?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    Yes, Loxof 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 over 3 years ago

    can I take Loxof for UTI infection?

    Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, you can take Loxof for UTI infection. It is active against the bacteria which causes UTI infection. However, you must take the entire course of this medicine and do not discontinue medicine in the midway.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I discontinue Loxof on my own or without doctors advice?

    Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

    Discontinuing Loxof on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.

    Question about 3 years ago

    Can I take Loxof with metformin?

    Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

    Take Loxof if your doctor has prescribed it to you. However, keep a close check on blood sugar levels as metformin is known to cause hypoglycemia( sudden dip in blood sugar levels). In case you are experiencing severe hypoglycemia, please inform your doctor immediately.



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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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