Elpill 500

Levofloxacin Tablet

Composition:

Each tablet of ELPILL 500 contains levofloxacin 500mg.

Description:

ELPILL 500 is the brand name for the potent antibiotic, levofloxacin. This broad spectrum antibiotic belongs to the class of fluoroquinolones. Levofloxacin works by interfering with the DNA replication in the bacteria and eventually leads to the death of the bacterial cells. This drug works as a bactericide.

Levofloxacin works by inhibiting the activity of the enzymes, DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. Topoisomerase IV is responsible for the DNA unwinding during multiplication of the bacterial cells; when this enzyme becomes non-functional, DNA replication is arrested and bacterial growth is prevented. DNA gyrase is important for the supercoiling of the DNA strands. When the functions of these two enzymes are hampered, it leads to breakage in the DNA strands and inhibition of DNA replication and transcription, which will eventually stop the growth of the bacterial cells and kill them.

Indications:

  • Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (ABECB)
  • Acute Pyelonephritis
  • Acute maxillary sinusitis caused by M. catarrhalis
  • Anthrax
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Chlamydial Infections
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
  • Urinary Tract Infections (complicated/ uncomplicated)
  • Cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbation caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Impetigo
  • Infected animal bite
  • Postoperative infections
  • Legionella pneumophila Infections
  • Prostatitis caused by Proteus mirabilis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Pyoderma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urethritis
  • Wound Infections
  • Complicated Skin and subcutaneous tissue bacterial infection

Dosage and Administration:

As directed by the physician

Contraindication:

ELPILL 500 is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards levofloxacin and other quinolones.

Adverse Effects:

Adverse effects of this medicine include, joint or muscle pain, headache, constipation, heartburn, unusual bruising or bleeding, vomiting, vaginal itching and discharge, nausea, stomach pain and diarrhea.

Precaution:

There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to levofloxacin administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.

Presentation:

ELPILL 500 tablets are available in 10X1X10's blister packing.

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Keep the medicines out of the children’s reach. This product is to be stored as recommended. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Do not use this information in place of a visit, consultation or advice of your healthcare providers.

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