Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about LEOAID 600MG TAB
Leoaid 600 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections. It is used to treat infections of the lungs (pneumonia), skin, and soft tissues.
Leoaid 600 Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. You should take it regularly as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. If you stop taking this medicine too early then infection may return or worsen.
In Treatment of Severe bacterial infections
Leoaid 600 Tablet works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as infections of lungs (pneumonia), skin, and soft tissues. This medicine usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Leoaid 600 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Leoaid 600 Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.
Q: What is this medicine for
This medication is an oxazolidinone antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections. This medication fights against the bacteria present in the body.
Q: How does it work
Linezolid works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.
Q: How should this medicine be used
Take Linezolid exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Take Linezolid at regular intervals as instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you dont, the infection will not clear completely. You may take Linezolid with or without food. If you have been given the tablet, swallow it whole with a glass of water. If you have been given the syrup, gently mix the syrup by turning the bottle over 3-5 times. Do not shake the bottle.
Q: Common side effects of this medicine
Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count may rarely happen. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies.
Q: What do I do if I miss a dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
Q: What precautions should I take when taking this medicine
If you have an allergy to linezolid or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have very high blood pressure. If you have taken isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine in the last 14 days. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine) must be stopped 14 days before this drug is started. Taking both at the same time could cause risky high blood pressure. If you are taking any of these drugs: Citalopram, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, or sertraline. Do not use within 2 weeks of other antidepressants. Stop fluoxetine for at least 5 weeks before starting this drug.
Q: When do I need to seek medical help
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Trouble breathing. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Big change in balance. Very bad headache. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Signs of low blood sugar. Any bruising or bleeding. Feeling very tired or weak. Sudden change in eyesight. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Q: Can I take it with other medicines
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Q: Are there any food restrictions
Avoid alcohol, especially red wine and tap draft beer. Avoid cheese, air-dried meat (for example sausages and salami), pickles, soy sauce and other soy bean products. These may cause a sudden rise in your blood pressure if taken in large quantities with Linezolid.
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