LCIN OZ Tablet 10's


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Levofloxacin 250mg+Ornidazole 500mg
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Drug Information for LCIN OZ Tablet 10's

What is Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination used for?

Levofloxacin + Ornidazole is used for the treatment of infections caused by certain anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination is also used to treat the following conditions:

  • Intestinal infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pyelonephritis (kidney infection)

Levofloxacin + Ornidazole may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination work?

In Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination, Levofloxacin belongs to the class of drugs called antibiotics. This drug acts by inhibiting the action of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV, which are responsible for DNA replication. This results in the breakage of strands on a bacterial chromosome.

Ornidazole belongs to the class of drugs called anti-amoebic drugs. The drug acts by interacting with the DNA of the microorganisms and inhibits the protein synthesis, which causes cell death.  Thus, it inhibits the protozoal replication and propagation.

How to use Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • For syrup dosage form, shake the suspension well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.

If you miss a dose of Levofloxacin, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of Levofloxacin + Ornidazole may include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Trouble in breathing
  • Severe drowsiness

What are the drugs that interact with Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination?

Drugs that interact with Levofloxacin + Ornidazole include the following:

  • Bupropion
  • Dexamethasone
  • Droperidol
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Ibutilide
  • Lumefantrine
  • Methadone
  • Mifepristone
  • Prednisolone
  • Toremifene
  • Tramadol

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Levofloxacin + Ornidazole:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Inflammation
  • Fever
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Unusual tiredness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Severe drowsiness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Levofloxacin + Ornidazole or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight while using Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination.
  • Avoid using Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination medicine if you have severe kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.

You are advised not to use Levofloxacin + Ornidazole if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart problems or bone problems.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you are having a sensitive skin before using Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination.

Frequently asked questions about Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination

  1. I’m allergic to Ciprofloxacin. Can I use Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination?
  2. No. Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination is not advised if you are allergic to other quinolone antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin.

  3. Is it safe to use Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination in case of epilepsy?
  4. Be cautious while using Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination medicine if you have a history of epilepsy.

  5. How should Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination be stored?
  6. Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination drug must be stored at room temperature (25 – 30OC), away from heat and moisture.

  7. Can I use Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination during pregnancy?
  8. No, the safe and effective use of Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination in pregnant women is not yet established.

  9. What are the formulations of Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination available?
  10. Levofloxacin + Ornidazole combination is available in syrup and tablet dosage forms.

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