Levofloxacin Oral Tablet 250Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Levofloxacin: Oral tablet (250mg)

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Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  279
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Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: T  |  13
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Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  7291
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Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet
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Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet

What is this Medicine?

LEVOFLOXACIN (lee voe FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Levofloxacin: Oral tablet(250mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet

NDC: 551110279
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Pneumonia, Anthrax Prophylaxis, Anthrax, Impetigo, Cystitis, Prostatitis, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Diabetic Foot Ulcer, Bronchitis, Pyelonephritis, Cellulitis, Furunculosis, Pyoderma, Skin And Skin Structure Infections, Sinusitis, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Plague, Plague Prophylaxis, Community-acquired Pneumonia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Typhoid Fever, Tuberculosis Infection, Urethritis, Non-gonococcal Urethritis (NGU), Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Eradication, Salmonellosis, Campylobacteriosis, Gastroenteritis, Chlamydia Infection, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection, Cervicitis, Shigellosis, Epididymitis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet
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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  279
Shape: oblong
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet

Retinal Detachment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hallucinations Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Failure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Tongue Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nightmares Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
High Potassium Level Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Yeast Infection Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pseudomembranous Colitis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Nervousness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Distressed Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Visual Impairment Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
8.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Calcium-containing foods and Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet(Levofloxacin)
Calcium-containing foods and Levofloxacin(Levofloxacin)
Some foods (especially dairy products and other high calcium foods) may decrease the absorption of Levofloxacin from the stomach. Avoid taking Levofloxacin with dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. Take Levofloxacin on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Enteral Feedings and Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet(Levofloxacin)
Enteral Feedings and Levofloxacin(Levofloxacin)
Enteral feedings, such as Ensure or Sustacal, may decrease the actions of Levofloxacin, by decreasing its absorption from the stomach. Take Enteral feedings at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after Levofloxacin to limit an interaction. Let your health care provider know you are using Enteral Feedings. Contact your health care provider if your condition being treated by Levofloxacin does not improve.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Foods High in Iron and Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet(Levofloxacin)
Foods High in Iron and Levofloxacin(Levofloxacin)
Food may decrease the actions of Levofloxacin (Levaquin). It is best to take Levofloxacin on an empty stomach, 2 hours before or 2 hours after a meal. Foods high in calcium and iron may decrease the actions of Quinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin. Dairy products or calcium-fortified juices may decrease the effectiveness of these antibiotics, which can reduce the drug's ability to cure your infection. Avoid taking these foods or beverages within 4 hours before or 2 hours after your Levaquin dose. Discuss with your health care provider other foods that may affect Levaquin.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Levofloxacin 250mg Tablet(Levofloxacin)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Levofloxacin(Levofloxacin)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together. Side effects from Caffeine may get worse if you take Levofloxacin. Too much Caffeine can cause effects like nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness. You may need to limit your Caffeine intake. Common foods and beverages containing caffeine include coffee, teas, colas and chocolate. Many non-prescription drugs and diet aids may also contain caffeine.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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