くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 2/2013

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 INTRAVENEOUS DRIP INFUSION 500mg/20mL
 Active ingredient:
Levofloxacin hydrate
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a new quinolone antibacterial agent which inhibits DNA replication of bacteria during infectious episodes and show bactericidal action.
It is usually used to treat wide range of infections such as respiratory infection, abdominal typhus and paratyphoid.

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 a disease in kidney or heart, a problem to intake sodium, convulsive disorders such as epilepsy or its history, or myasthenia gravis.
  • 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, this medicine is infused via intravenous over about 60 minutes once a day.
  • Period of treatment will be determined based on the efficacy of this medicine.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause consciousness disorders. 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 injection site reaction such as injection site erythema, injection site itching, injection site swelling, and injection site 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]
  • 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 [psychiatric manifestation such as confusion, delirium, depression]
  • fever, joint pain, purpura  [hypersensitivity vasculitis]
  • descent of upper eyelid, double vision (overlapping look), muscle fatigue feeling worsens during exercise [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

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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