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Revised: 1/2016

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 Tablets 500mg "KYORIN"
 Active ingredient:
Levofloxacin hydrate
 Dosage form:
light orange tablet with a split line, major axis: 15.2 mm, minor axis: 7.6 mm, thickness: 6.0 mm
 Print on wrapping:
レボフロキサシン500mg「杏林」, レボフロキサシン, 500mg, LEVOFLOXACIN Tab.500 “Kyorin”, 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 for the treatment of 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 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 1 tablet (500 mg of levofloxacin) at a time, once a day. The dosage may be reduced according to the type of infection and symptoms.
    For pulmonary tuberculosis and other tuberculosis, take this medicine with other antituberculosis medicines in principle.
    For typhoid and paratyphoid: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (500 mg of levofloxacin) at a time, once a day for 14 days.
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a 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 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 nausea, dizziness, insomnia, diarrhea and rash. 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.
  • facial pallor/cold sweat, respiratory distress, hives [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • fever, mucosal redness/erosion, erythema [toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome]
  • muscle spasmodically contracting [convulsion]
  • decreased urine output, swelling, thirst [acute renal failure, intersitial nephritis]
  • general malaise, nausea, yellowing of the skin and the conjunctiva [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
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 the 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.