|US Brand Name||Levaquin|
Alevo is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of skin, kidneys, sinuses, prostate and bladder.
How it works?
The constituents excreted by this antibiotic exert antibacterial action by inhibiting the bacterial topoisomerase IV. As these enzymes are required by the bacteria to replicate, transcript and repair, this activity kills the bacteria. This medicine works on both gram negative and gram positive bacteria.
Important information about Medicine
Levofloxacin is a synthetic antibiotic that belongs to the fluoroquinolone class. This medicine is used to treat severe and life threatening bacterial infections on which the other antibiotics have failed to respond.
In adults, the prescribed dosage is of 500mg once a day for 10 to 14 days. Let the doctor decide on the dosage and length of the course looking at the type of infection and its severity.
Alevo is available in the strength of 250 mg.
What if you miss a dose?
Do not miss any dose of this antibiotic. In case, you miss one, take it immediately ensuring that the time to take the next dose is not close.
What if you overdose?
Please do not modify the dosage suggested by the doctor as the results could prove harmful. In case, you take multiple doses by mistake, consult your nearby medical center immediately for help.
Things to be taken care of
Safety and effectiveness of this medicine has not been establishes in kids, thus this medicine is not recommended for children. For lactating and pregnant women it becomes imperative to consult the doctor before taking this antibiotic. If trying to conceive, discuss this with your doctor before you start taking Alevo. This medicine needs to be taken empty stomach or at least 2 hours before or after the meal. Ensure that you take in a good amount of liquids with the medicine.
No severe adverse affects of the medicine have been reported so far, the mild to moderate ones include:
§ Temporary decrease in vision
§ Ocular pain and burning
If any of these side effects tend to bother, get in touch with your doctor or local pharmacist immediately.
Interaction with other drugs
Dietary supplements, ferrous sulphate and didanosine are the element that could bring down the absorption rate considerably. If taking corticosteroids do not take this medicine as this could lead to tendon rupture. If taking an antacid that contains magnesium and aluminum, stop the intake while taking this medicine as these could interfere in the absorption. Do not take this medicine if you are on an anti-diabetic drug as this could alter the glucose levels in the body.