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Injection
Revised: 4/2019

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 :
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 at the time of infection, and shows bactericidal action.
It is usually used to treat wide range of infections such as respiratory infections, typhoid fever, 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: kidney dysfunction, cardiac disease (arrhythmia, ischemic heart disease), convulsive disease such as epilepsy or a history of it, myasthenia gravis, or a problem to intake sodium.
  • 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 a period of about 60 minutes once a day.
  • Period of treatment will be determined based on the efficacy of your response.

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, erosion [toxic epidermal necrosis, oculomucocutaneous syndrome]
  • fitful muscular contraction [convulsion]
  • palpitation, chest pain, discomfort in chest [QT prolongation, ventricular tachycardia]
  • fever, general malaise, decreased urine output, edema of limbs or face [acute renal failure, interstitial nephritis]
  • nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, malaise, itch, yellowing of the skin or white eyes [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • fever, sore throat, general malaise, 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]
  • muscle pain, lassitude, red-brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
  • sweating, palpitation, lassitude [hypoglycemia]
  • pain in the periphery of tendons, edema [achilles tendinitis, tendinopathy such as tendon rupture]
  • difficulty in thinking, unable to recognize time or place, incoherent speech and action [psychiatric symptom such as confusion, delirium, depression]
  • fever, joint pain, purpura  [hypersensitivity vasculitis]
  • drooping of upper eyelid, double vision (objects are seen overlapping), and increased muscle fatigue during exercise [exacerbation of myasthenia gravis]
  • hoarseness, swallowing difficulty, pain in the chest and back, bloody phlegm, breathing difficulty [aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection]
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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