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|02248262||Novo-Levofloxacin 250 mg Tablet|
|02248263||Novo-Levofloxacin 500 mg Tablet|
|02285649||Novo-Levofloxacin 750 mg Tablet|
Levofloxacin belongs to the class of medications called quinolones. It is an antibiotic used for the treatment of certain bacterial infections. It is most commonly used to treat infections of the bladder, kidney, prostate, sinus, skin, and lung.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The usual recommended adult dose of levofloxacin ranges from 250 mg to 750 mg daily. The exact dose and length of treatment depends on the condition being treated and other medical conditions present.
This medication may be taken with or without food. Levofloxacin should be taken at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking antacids containing calcium, magnesium, or aluminum; sucralfate; or vitamin and mineral tablets containing calcium, iron, or zinc. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids each day while taking levofloxacin.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
Finish all this medication, even if you have started to feel better. Stopping before the medication is finished may cause the infection to return and be harder to treat.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Each terra cotta pink, modified rectangular, film-coated tablet, engraved with "N" on one side and "250" on the other, contains 250 mg of levofloxacin. Nonmedicinal ingredients: crospovidone, FD&C Blue No. 2, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Red No. 40, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, and titanium dioxide.
Each peach, modified rectangular, film-coated tablet, engraved with "N" on one side and "500" on the other, contains 500 mg of levofloxacin. Nonmedicinal ingredients: crospovidone, glycerol triacetate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polydextrose, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, and titanium dioxide.
Each white, modified rectangular, film-coated tablet, engraved with "N" on one side and "750" on the other, contains 750 mg of levofloxacin. Nonmedicinal ingredients: crospovidone, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.
Do not take this medication if you:
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