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Injection
Published: 2/2019

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 :
LEVOFLOXACIN I.V. DRIP INFUSION BAG 500mg"KCC"
 Active ingredient:
Levofloxacin Hydrate
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a new quinolone antibacterial injection which inhibits DNA replication of bacteria, and shows bactericidal action.
It is usually used to treat a wide range of infections such as respiratory infections, peritonitis, cystitis or typhoid.

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 disease, cardiac disease, myasthenia gravis, current or past history of convulsive disease such as epilepsy. If intake of sodium is a problem.
  • 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, this medicine is injected by intravenous infusion for a period of approximately 60 minutes, once a day.

Precautions while taking this medicine

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

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include injection site reaction (injection site erythema, injection site itching, injection site swelling, injection site pain).
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, respiratory distress [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • erythema, blister, fever [toxic epidermal necrosis, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
  • spasmodic muscular contraction [convulsion]
  • palpitation, shortness of breath, chest pain [QT prolongation, ventricular tachycardia]
  • decreased urine output, edema, headache [acute renal failure, interstitial nephritis]
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

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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