Loxof 250 mg
Loxof 250 mg tablets is an antibiotic containing levofloxacin 250 mg. It is used to treat bacterial infections affecting the lungs, skin and urinary tract (kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra). this tablet is effective against many bacteria. It treats infections by blocking or stopping the growth of bacteria. It has no effect on viral infections.
How does Loxof 250 mg work?
This medicine belongs to the class of fluoroquinolones. It acts as a bactericidal agent by inhibiting bacterial DNA gyrase enzymes which are essential for DNA replication, transcription, repair and recombination. This leads to the expansion and destabilization of bacterial DNA, which results in cell death.
Uses of Loxof 250 mg Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Urinary tract infection
Bacteria can cause infections in any part of the urinary system (kidneys, bladder, urethra). Symptoms associated with these infections are pain, swelling, difficulty urinating, nausea and vomiting. Loxof 250 mg Tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract.
Skin and soft tissue infections
Skin and soft tissue infections occur when bacteria invade the skin and its supporting structures. Loxof 250 mg Tablet is used to treat all skin infections including bacterial abscesses.
Respiratory tract infection
Bacterial respiratory tract infections can present with symptoms such as swelling inside the nose, airways, airway obstruction, and difficulty breathing. levofloxacin 250 mg tablet is used to treat bacterial respiratory infections such as bronchitis and community acquired pneumonia.
Plague is a serious bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis. Spread by contact with infected fleas. it is used to treat the plague.
How to take Loxof tablet?
Take this medicine at the dose and for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Swallow it whole. Do not chew, crush or break. levofloxacin 250 tablets can be taken with or without food, but it is recommended to take them at regular times.
Do not use Loxof 250 mg tablets with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, bread or ice cream.
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When not to use?
Avoid taking Tablet if you have any allergies. Severe allergic reactions to this drug are rare. However, if symptoms such as rash, itching/swelling (especially on the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing appear, consult a doctor immediately.
Tendonitis or tendon rupture
Tablet can cause muscle damage, especially in older people. Do not use Loxof 250 MG Tablet if you have problems with tendons (the tissue that connects bones to muscles).
Myasthenia gravis is a disorder of skeletal muscle weakness characterized by his one severe weakness of the muscles of the arms and legs. If you have myasthenia gravis, avoid using this tablet as it may worsen the condition.
Interactions with drugs
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- Loxof tablets have proven to be very effective in treating bacterial infections. Take it with food as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than prescribed dose. Take this tablet at approximately the same time each day.
- Your doctor will determine the right dosage range for your condition. Take Loxof 250 MG Tablet as directed by your doctor. Do not quit without completing the course to avoid developing bacterial resistance.
- Do not give your medicine to others, even if they appear to have your condition. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not use after the expiration date. Properly dispose of unused medicines.
Are Loxof 250mg tablets safe?
Loxof 250mg Tablet is safe when used at the dose and duration recommended by your doctor. Take exactly as directed and never miss a dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and let your doctor know about any side effects that worry you.
What happens if I forget to take my Loxof 250 mg tablet?
If you forget your dose of Loxof 250mg tablets, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose by the scheduled time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose as this may increase the chance of side effects occurring.
Does Loxof 250mg Tablet increase the risk of muscle damage?
Yes, using Loxof 250 mg tablets is known to increase the risk of muscle injury, usually in the ankle. Muscle damage can occur in people of all ages taking Loxof 250mg, but may be more severe in people over the age of 60. Muscle pain may occur while using this drug. If this occurs, consult your doctor.