This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.
Background and Date of Approval
Levonadifloxacin is an quinolone antibiotic medication developed by the U.S. Food And Drug Administration and initially approved for treating various bacterial infections, including skin and soft tissue infections.
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Levonadifloxacin works by inhibiting the activity of bacterial enzymes called DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. These enzymes are essential for bacterial DNA replication, repair, and transcription. By inhibiting these enzymes, this drug prevents bacterial growth and kills the bacteria.
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Levonadifloxacin treats various bacterial infections, including skin and soft tissue infections. It may also be helpful in treating diabetic foot infections (high blood sugar damages the nerve), bacteremia conditions (presence of bacteria in the bloodstream), and hospital and community-acquired pneumonia.
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It is available in both injection and tablet form. Take Levonadifloxacin as advised by your physician. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.
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Levonadifloxacin is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to it or its component. Stop taking this tablet and contact your doctor immediately if you develop a rash or skin symptoms. Inform your doctor of any heart, thyroid, kidney, or liver disease. Your physician may prescribe you a low dose and perform regular blood tests.
There is no adequate data on the safety of Levonadifloxacin during pregnancy. It is highly advised to notify your physician if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suspected to be pregnant, or plan for pregnancy before taking this medicine. This drug should not be used in patients under the age of 18.
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them. No data is available on the information of the side effects of Levonadifloxacin. Consult your doctor for the side effects of the medicine.
Word Of Advice
It is essential to complete the entire course of treatment as prescribed by the healthcare professional. Skipping doses or not finishing the full course may reduce the effectiveness of Levonadifloxacin and increase the risk of antibiotic resistance. Avoid skipping the medicine. Take a dose as soon as you remember. Do not take an extra dose to make up for a missed dose. Shake this medicine well before use. This drug may cause low blood sugar levels and mental health-related side effects rarely. Hence, you should consult your physician for more advice before using this medicine.
Frequently Asked Question
- Levonadifloxacin, Review of Current Evidence; Accessed 18/07/2023; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31920285
- Bakthavatchalam YD et al. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2020; Accessed 18/07/2023; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32361727/
- Wockhardt Bio Ltd; Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – A Global Crisis; Accessed 18/07/2023; http://www.wockhardtbio.com/data/documents/Wockhardt%20BIO%20AG%20AR%202015_16.pdf
The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.