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  • Bacterial infections

Effiflox Tablet 500mg

by Sami Pharmaceuticals

Effiflox is an antibiotic that is indicated to treat bacterial infections.

Rs. 370
Rs. 370

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Effiflox Tablet Uses

Effiflox is an antibiotic that used to treat bacterial infections. It is composed of Levofloxacin that belongs to the quinolones group of antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Quinolone antibiotics like Effiflox are only effective against bacteria. Therefore, they are only indicated for the treatment of bacterial infections. Effiflox is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections, sinusitis, skin infections, typhoid fever, and other bacterial infections.

Effiflox Tablet 500mg formula

  • Levofloxacin

Available forms

  • Tablets

Risks and warnings

You should know the risks and warnings of Effiflox to prevent its misuse.

There are some specific circumstances under which the use of certain medications is contraindicated or considered dangerous. So if you are taking any medicine it's always a good practice to familiarize yourself with its risks and warnings.

The risks and warnings associated with Effiflox are:

1. Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, do not take Effiflox unless your doctor advises it. It can affect your baby's health. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult with a healthcare provider before taking it. Generally, they are not given during pregnancy and breastfeeding because of their adverse effects on the baby.

2. Allergic to Levofloxacin

If you are allergic to Levofloxacin, do not take Effiflox or any other medicine with the same generic name, as it can result in a life-threatening condition called anaphylactic shock. Always inform your healthcare provider about the documented allergies you have.

Anaphylactic shock is a rare but severe allergic reaction. If not treated at the right time, it can be life-threatening. The signs and symptoms of an anaphylaxis reaction are hives, pale skin, labored breathing, itching, excessive salivation, feeling too warm, a weak and rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, sneezing, swollen lips and tongue, wheezing, dizziness, low blood pressure, and tingling hands, feet, mouth, or scalp.

3. Non-susceptible organisms

Effiflox should be given to the patient only when the bacteria are sensitive to it. If not, it can lead to antibiotic resistance, making it difficult to treat infections next time. It mostly applies to urinary tract infections and infections of the nose, ear, and throat.

How to use Effiflox Tablet 500mg?

  • Try to take Effiflox with food as it may upset your stomach or cause gastric ulcers when taken on an empty stomach
  • Tell your doctor if you feel stomach pain or nausea, as it may be a sign of gastritis
  • Do not crush or chew the tablet
  • Take the medicine with a glass of water and swallow it whole
  • Follow the dose and frequency as advised by the doctor
  • Before stopping its use, you must consult with a healthcare provider
  • Do not use it after the mentioned expiry date

Effiflox Side Effects

The common Effiflox tablet side effects are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomit containing coffee grounds
  • Blood in stool
  • Constipation
  • Black stools
  • Acid reflux
  • Anemia
  • Elevation of liver enzymes
  • Diarrhea
  • Serum sickness
  • Crystalluria
  • Tendinitis

Storage Conditions

  • Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children
  • Store it at room temperature
  • Protect it from direct heat and sunlight


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Effiflox Tablet 500mg in Pakistan?

The Effiflox Tablet 500mg price in Pakistan is Rs. 370

What is Effiflox Tablet 500mg used for?

Effiflox Tablet 500mg is used in the following conditions:
  • Bacterial infections

What is Effiflox Tablet 500mg composed of?

Effiflox Tablet 500mg is composed of:
  • Levofloxacin

Do you need a prescription to buy Effiflox Tablet 500mg?

To buy Effiflox Tablet 500mg you must have a prescription signed by your doctor.


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