Before you use Levofloxacin

Antibiotics are the medicines which should be taken under medical control. They should be adjusted by professional who can estimate the condition of a patient and decide that he/she needs a treatment with an antibiotic. Self-treatment and self-medication with antibiotics may lead to the development of drug –resistant bacteria and to dangerous hard to manage diseases. So, it is important to visit a doctor and ask him/her about the necessity of antibiotic use.lev4
If you think that you need to take any antibiotic including Levofloxacin for your condition, go to your doctor for consultation.
Your doctor can decide professionally if you demand to use this medicine and in which dose. Besides, it is necessary to report to your doctor if you have any other health conditions, chronic or serious disease including the following:
•    a heart rhythm disorder;
•    a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome;
•    tendon problems, arthritis or other joint problems;
•    a muscle or nerve disorder;
•    bone problems;
•    liver or kidney disease;
•    seizures or epilepsy;
•    a previous fact of head injury or brain tumor;
•    previous allergic reactions to any antibiotic;
•    diabetes;
•    hypokalemia.
You should also tell your doctor if you use medicines for heart rhythm, blood thinners, or other medicines.
Levofloxacin is not used in patients who have hypersensitive or allergic reactions to it or to other meds from the class of fluoroquinolones.
Women should tell their doctor if they are pregnant or breast –feeding.

Levofloxacin applications

levoflox3Different infections caused by bacteria are successfully treated with Levofloxacin. The list of these infections includes:
•    Respiratory tract infections;
•    Skin and skin structure infections;
•    Urinary tract infections;
•    Prostatitis;
•    Endocarditis;
•    Gastrointestinal infections;
•    Chlamydial Infections;
•    Anthrax;
•    Gonorrhea and Associated Infections;
•    Plague;
•    Mycobacterial Infections;
•    Nongonococcal Urethritis;
•    Meningitis and CNS Infections;
•    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
For many of these conditions, Levofloxacin is a first –choice medication. The medicine is used to treat and prevent plague and anthrax in people who have been in contact with plague or anthrax (Siberian plague).
The medicine should be used only with a doctor’s prescription. People who have common cold or flu should not use it as a treatment. The medicine has certain limitations of use. Before taking it, a person should consult a doctor.

Actions and spectrum of use Levofloxacin

levof2Levofloxacin possesses a wide bactericidal activity. It prevents the bacterial DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV and thus stops the bacterial action in the body.
As studies in vitro prove, a broad application of this medicine encloses gram-positive aerobic bacteria, gram-negative aerobic bacteria, anaerobic bacteria, and other bacteria (including Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Mycobacterium).
Levofloxacin is active against S. pneumonia, S. aureus, S. epidermidis, S. saprophyticus, S. pneumoniae, S. pyogenes , and Enterococcus faecalis. The medicine shows high efficacy in the treatment of infections caused by S. haemolyticus, S. agalactiae, groups C, G, and F streptococci, S. milleri, and viridans streptococci, Bacillus anthracis.
High potency of Levofloxacin against gram-negative aerobes is proven by a variety of clinical studies. It is active against H. influenzae, H. parainfluenzae, K. pneumoniae, M. catarrhalis, E. cloacae, E. coli, P. mirabilis, S. marcescens, Ps. Aeruginosa, Acinetobacter, Bordetella pertussis, Citrobacter, E. aerogenes, E. sakazakii, K. oxytoca, Morganella morganii, Pantoea agglomerans, P. vulgaris, Providencia, and some others.
The efficacy of the medicine is kept when it is prescribed for the treatment of bacteria susceptible to Levofloxacin.

Levofloxacin antibiotic

Levofloxacin produced under the names Levaquin, Levaquin Leva-Pak is an antibacterial agent belonging to the group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. This medical agent is used to kill bacteria in the human body.levofloxacin
Bacterial infections are very common diseases which affect skin, tissues, blood, organs of the body. Levofloxacin is used to treat the bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder, prostate, it treats bronchitis and pneumonia. People who have had a contact with anthrax or plague are also prescribed this antibiotic.
The medicine is produced in the form of tablets, syrup and oral solution. These different dosage forms are very convenient when choosing the right form of the drug for little children, adults or those who should take only oral forms of the medicine.