Active Ingredient: Levofloxacin is the active component of this medication. It is a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic. This active component diffuses through the bacterial cell wall and acts by inhibiting DNA gyrase, an enzyme necessary for DNA replication, RNA transcription, and repair of bacterial DNA. This inhibition of DNA gyrase activity results in blockage of bacterial cell growth. It is used in the treatment of mild-to-moderate respiratory and urinary tract infections due to sensitive organisms.
Indications: This medication is indicated for the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. It belongs to a group of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics. It restricts the growth of bacteria. It only bacterial infections. Levaquin is not recommended for the treatment of viral infections like common cold, or flu. Do not use this medicine to prevent infection. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. It is used to treat different types of bacterial infections and to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax or certain types of plague.
Action Mechanism: Given medication composed of Levofloxacin is an antibiotic that works by stopping or blocking the growth of the multiplication of bacteria. Levaquin does this by preventing the reproduction and repair of their genetic material, DNA.
Dosages: This mentioned fluoroquinolone antibiotic is available in dosages as follows:
- 250 mg: It is an oral drug taken as directed by the doctor, usually once daily with or without food
- 500 mg: It must be administered once a day with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
- 750 mg: It is to be consumed once a day as exactly advised by the doctor
Note: This medication can cause serious or disabling side effects. It should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with a safer antibiotic. It is advisable to drink plenty of fluids while consuming this drug.
What is Levaquin?
Levaquin belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics, while amoxicillin is a penicillin type of antibiotic.
What is Levaquin used for?
Levaquin is used to treat infections of the sinuses, skin, lungs, ears, airways, bones, and joints caused by susceptible bacteria.
How do Levaquin work?
Levaquin is an antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections. It works by stopping multiplication of bacteria by preventing the reproduction and repair of their genetic material (DNA).
What is the dosage of Levaquin?
It is important to take oral formulations at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after any antacid or mineral supplement containing iron, calcium, zinc, or magnesium since these bind Levaquin and prevent its absorption into the body.
What should be avoided while taking Levaquin?
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.