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Revised: 8/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
CRAVIT TABLETS 500mg [current tablets]
 Active ingredient:
Levofloxacin hydrate
 Dosage form:
oval, pale orange tablet, major axis: 16.2 mm, minor axis: 7.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
クラビット500mg, Cravit500mg, 抗菌剤です

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a new quinolone antibacterial oral agent which inhibits DNA replication of bacteria during infectious episodes and shows antibacterial action.
It is usually used to treat wide range of infections such as skin/respiratory/urinary tract infections, and gynecologic/ophthalmic/otologic/dental infections.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: kidney dysfunction, cardiovascular diseases (arrhythmia, ischemic heart disease, etc.), convulsive disorders such as epilepsy or its history, myasthenia gravis.
    If you are a pediatric patient.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take one tablet (500 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. The dose may be adjusted according to the type of infection and symptoms. For pulmonary tuberculosis and other tuberculosis, take this medicine with other antituberculosis medicines in principle.
    Typhoid and paratyphoid: In general, for adults, take one tablet (500 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day for 14 days.
    In either cases, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause consciousness disorder. Pay attention when you operate dangerous machinery such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, insomnia, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and abdominal pain. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • erythema, chill, breathing difficulty, pale face, cold sweat [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • fever, erythema, blister, skin erosion [toxic epidermal necrosis, oculomucocutaneous syndrome]
  • fitful muscular contraction [convulsion]
  • palpitation, chest pain, discomfort in chest [QT prolongation, ventricular tachycardia (including Torsades de pointes)]
  • fever, general fatigue, decreased urine output, swollen limbs or face [acute renal failure, interstitial nephritis]
  • nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, itch, yellowing of the skin/white of eyes [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • fever, sore throat, general fatigue, bleeding tendency (e.g. gum/nose/subcutaneous bleeding [pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia]
  • fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty [interstitial pneumonia, eosinophilic pneumonia]
  • abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea, nausea [serious colitis with bloody stool such as pseudomembranous colitis]
  • sore muscle, feeling of weakness, red-brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
  • sweating, palpitation, feeling of weakness [hypoglycemia]
  • pain of peritendon, swollen tendon [achilles tendinitis, disorder of the tendon such as tendon rupture]
  • disoriented thinking, unable to recognize time/place, incoherent speech/action [neurologic manifestation such as confusion, delirium, depression]
  • fever, joint pain, purpura [hypersensitivity vasculitis]
  • loss of muscular strength in the limbs [exacerbation of myasthenia gravis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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