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Lonard 250 MG Tablet

Manufactured bySwiss Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsLevofloxacin
Description
Lonard 250 MG Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that contains Levofloxacin. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections affecting the lungs, skin and urinary tract (kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra). Lonard 250 MG Tablet is effective against a large number of bacteria. It cures the infection by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Lonard 250 MG Tablet can cause side effects like diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Lonard 250 MG Tablet can cause muscle damage, usually in your ankle. Lonard 250 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food around the same time every day. Once you start treatment with Lonard 250 MG Tablet, it is recommended to finish the entire course to prevent the development of bacterial resistance. Lonard 250 MG Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of severe side effects on the joints of the developing foetus. Consult your doctor before using Lonard 250 MG Tablet if you are breastfeeding. Avoid using Lonard 250 MG Tablet if you have kidney, liver problems as it can worsen your condition. Lonard 250 MG Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness and alter your eyesight. Hence, do not drive vehicles or do anything that requires your alertness after taking this tablet. Avoid taking antacids or dairy products like milk or curd for at least two hours before and after taking Lonard 250 MG Tablet as it may interact with them.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lonard 250 MG Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Skin rash
  • Change in taste
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting

Uses of Lonard 250 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Inhalation Anthrax
  • Plague
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Lonard 250 MG Tablet starts effecting within 1-2 hours after taking it. Finish your entire course of treatment, even if the condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Lonard 250 MG Tablet lasts for about 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Lonard 250 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Lonard 250 MG Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of severe side effects on joints of developing foetus. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine only if necessary.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Lonard 250 MG Tablet may pass into breast milk in small amounts and may harm your infant. Hence it is acceptable for use in breastfeeding only upon your doctor's recommendation. The baby should be observed for symptoms of yeast infection such as a thick, white coating on the tongue, diarrhoea and diaper rash.

Allergy

Avoid taking Lonard 250 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms like skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Lonard 250 MG Tablet can cause muscle damage, especially in old age. Do not use Lonard 250 MG Tablet if you have tendon problems (a tissue that connects bone with muscles).

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a skeletal muscle weakness disorder characterized by severe weakness of any of the muscles of your arms and legs. Lonard 250 MG Tablet should be avoided if you have Myasthenia gravis as it may worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Lonard 250 MG Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of severe side effects on joints of developing foetus. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine only if necessary.

Breast-feeding

Lonard 250 MG Tablet may pass into breast milk in small amounts and may harm your infant. Hence it is acceptable for use in breastfeeding only upon your doctor's recommendation. The baby should be observed for symptoms of yeast infection such as a thick, white coating on the tongue, diarrhoea and diaper rash.
General warnings

Muscle damage

Lonard 250 MG Tablet can cause muscle damage usually in tendons that surround the ankle. Inform your doctor if you feel pain, numbness, or tingling sensation in your muscles.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish the entire course of treatment with Lonard 250 MG Tablet, even if your condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (a condition where microbes evolve mechanisms that protect them from the effects of antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, consult your doctor.

Photosensitivity

Lonard 250 MG Tablet may make you more sensitive to sunlight. Use sunscreens or wear protective clothing before stepping outside to avoid undesirable reactions while on treatment with this medicine.

Driving or operating machinery

Lonard 250 MG Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness and interfere with eyesight. Avoid any activity that requires concentration like driving vehicles or operating machines after taking this medicine.

Diarrhoea

Lonard 250 MG Tablet can cause diarrhoea. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody. Consult your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Antacids

If you are taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, it can increase the time it takes for Lonard 250 MG Tablet to act on your body. Hence, it is recommended to take this antibiotic at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Dairy products

Dairy products like milk and curd may interfere with the absorption of Lonard 250 MG Tablet. Hence, avoid taking dairy products 2 hours before and after taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Lonard 250 MG Tablet. If you skip a dose, do not add it up to the next dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek emergency medical attention if you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Lonard 250 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Ethinyl Estradiol

Corticosteroids

Quinidine

Aspirin

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

Use Lonard 250 MG Tablet with caution if you have nervous disorders like seizures, depression etc. Lonard 250 MG Tablet can trigger these conditions. Inform your doctor immediately if you observe such symptoms.

Colitis

Use Lonard 250 MG Tablet with extreme caution if you have a gastrointestinal disease, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen your condition.

QT Prolongation

Lonard 250 MG Tablet may cause a heart rhythm problem called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance) if you are taking medications for heart conditions. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.

Kidney diseases

Use Lonard 250 MG Tablet with extreme caution if you have kidney problems, due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment will be done by your doctor based on your clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Lonard 250 MG Tablet is proven to be highly effective in treating bacterial infections. Take Lonard 250 MG Tablet with food as instructed by your doctor. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this tablet at around the same time daily. Your doctor will determine an appropriate dosage range for your condition.Lonard 250 MG Tabletis to be taken for as long as the doctor advises. Do not stop without completing the course to prevent the development of bacterial resistance. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Do not use it after the expiry date. Ensure that unused medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Lonard 250 MG Tablet stops the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. Thus it cures the infection by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Quinolones, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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