Article Contents ::
- 1 The Brand Name LERIN Has Generic Salt :: Levofloxacin
- 2 LERIN Is From Company Water Lilly Priced :: Rs. 70
- 3 LERIN have Levofloxacin is comes under Sub class Quinolones of Main Class Anti Infectives
- 4 Main Medicine Class:: Anti Infectives Sub Medicine Class :: Quinolones
- 5 Disclaimer ::
The Brand Name LERIN Has Generic Salt :: Levofloxacin
LERIN Is From Company Water Lilly Priced :: Rs. 70
LERIN have Levofloxacin is comes under Sub class Quinolones of Main Class Anti Infectives
Main Medicine Class:: Anti Infectives Sub Medicine Class :: Quinolones
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Indications for Drugs ::
Chronic bronchitis, Acute bacterial sinusitis, Anthrax, Community-acquired pneumonia, Skin and skin structure infections, Nosocomial pneumonia, Urinary tract infections, Complicated skin and skin structure infections, Acute pyelonephritis, Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Drug Dose ::
Adult: PO/IV Acute sinusitis 500 mg once daily for 10-14 days. Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis 500 mg once daily for 7 days. Community-acquired pneumonia 500 mg once daily for 7-14 days. Uncomplicatd skin infections 500 mg once daily for 7-10 days. Nosocomial pneumonia; Complicated skin infections 750 mg once daily for 7-14 days. Uncomplicated UTI 250 mg once daily for 3 days. Acute pyelonephritis; Complicated UTI 250 mg once daily for 10 days. Chronic bacterial prostatitis 500 mg once daily for 28 days. Treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of inhalation anthrax 500 mg once daily for 60 days. Children – Children 6 months to <5 years: 10 mg/kg every 12 hours - Children > 5 years:10 mg/kg every 24 hours Renal impairment: Haemodialysis/CAPD: Initially, 500 mg daily, then 250 mg every 48 hr. Alternatively: Initially, 750 mg daily, then 500 mg every 48 hr. CrCl (ml/min) 20-49 Initially, 500 mg daily, then 250 mg every 24 hr. Alternatively: Initially, 750 mg daily, then 750 mg every 48 hr. 10-19 Initially, 500 mg daily, then 250 mg every 48 hr. Alternatively: Initially, 750 mg daily, then 500 mg every 48 hr.
Hypersensitivity to levofloxacin or other quinolones. Child <18 yr. Drug Precautions ::
Known or suspected CNS disorders (e.g. severe cerebral arteriosclerosis, epilepsy) or other risk factors that predispose to seizures. Avoid unnecessary exposure to sunlight or artificial UV light. History of prolonged QT interval, uncorrected electrolyte disturbances. DM (carefully monitor blood glucose levels). Periodically monitor renal, hepatic and haematopoietic functions during treatment. Pregnancy and lactation. Elderly. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery.
Drug Side Effects ::
Oral/IV: Nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, headache, insomnia, inj site reactions (IV). Ophthalmic: Transient decrease in vision, ocular burning, ocular pain or discomfort, foreign body sensation, headache, fever, pharyngitis, photophobia. Potentially Fatal: Anaphylaxis.
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Levofloxacin exerts antibacterial action by inhibiting bacterial topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase, the enzymes required for DNA replication, transcription repair and recombination. It has in vitro activity against a wide range of gram-negative and gram-positive microorganisms.
Drug Interactions ::
Additive effects on QT interval prolongation w/ class IA (e.g. quinidine, procainamide) or class III (amiodarone, sotalol) antiarrhythmics, fluoxetine or imipramine. Reduced absorption w/ sucralfate, didanosine, antacids containing Mg or Al, dietary supplements containing Zn, Ca, Mg or Fe. Altered glucose levels w/ antidiabetic agents (e.g. insulin, glibenclamide). Increased risk of severe tendon disorders w/ corticosteroids. Increased risk of CNS stimulation and seizures w/ NSAIDs. Increased prothrombin time w/ warfarin.