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Qumic Tablet 250mg

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Qumic is an antibiotic that is often prescribed to treat infections.

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Qumic Tablet Uses

Qumic is an antibiotic used for the treatment of 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 Qumic are only effective against bacteria. Therefore, they are only indicated for the treatment of bacterial infections. Qumic is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections, sinusitis, skin infections, typhoid fever, and other bacterial infections.

Qumic Tablet 250mg formula

  • Levofloxacin

Available forms

  • Tablets

Risks and warnings

You should know the risks and warnings of Qumic 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 its always a good practice to familiarize yourself with its risks and warnings.

The risks and warnings associated with Qumic are:

1. Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, do not take Qumic 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 Qumic

If you are allergic to Levofloxacin, do not take Qumic 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

Qumic 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.

4. Diarrhea

Qumic can cause diarrhea. It occurs because, in our digestive tract, healthy bacteria are present that help in digestion. During the antibiotic course, these healthy bacteria are also killed, leading to adverse gastrointestinal effects like diarrhea. Therefore, if you have a complaint of stomach upset, you must report it to your healthcare provider.

5. Tendinitis

If you have any disease or inflammation of tendons, you must not take Qumic as it may exacerbate the condition.

6. Peripheral neuropathy

Qumic can cause peripheral neuropathy. Therefore, avoid its use if you already have the same condition. If you have the same complaint, you must tell your healthcare provider about it.

7. Muscle weakness or Myasthenia Gravis

If you have any disease that causes muscle weakness, like myasthenia gravis, you must not take Qumic, as quinolones can worsen the condition.

8. Seizures

If you have had a history of seizures or you have renal impairment, you must avoid the use of Qumic as it can provoke seizures. Also, if you have conditions that can cause seizures like a brain tumor, brain injury, or cerebral atherosclerosis, you must take Qumic with caution. You must inform your health care provider about your complete health condition.

9. Kidney failure

If your kidneys do not work well, the healthcare provider may lower the dose of the drug. It happens because your kidneys are meant to excrete out the waste and toxins. If that does not happen, the toxins may build up in your body, leading to severe adverse effects. Therefore, you must inform your health care provider about your complete health condition.

10. Gastric ulcers

People suffering from gastric ulcers and acidity must take Qumic with extreme caution because it affects your gastrointestinal tract.

Also, it can cause ulceration in your stomach lining when taken for the long term. Your doctor may prescribe a gastroprotective agent along with it.

11. Liver diseases

Patients with liver disease should take Qumic with caution. It is because your liver helps in the metabolism and excretion of drugs. When it does not work efficiently due to any disease, it can cause an accumulation of the drug in your body, leading to severe adverse effects.

12. Heart diseases and hypertension

If you have a history of heart disease, heart attack, or hypertension, you must take Qumic with caution as it can worsen the preexisting condition.

13. Mental disorders

If you have any mental disorders like depression and anxiety, you must take Qumic with caution as it can worsen the preexisting condition. Always tell your healthcare provider about the health conditions you have.

14. Blood vessels diseases

If you have any disease of the blood vessels like atherosclerosis or aneurysms, you must take Qumic with caution.

15. Marfan syndrome

If you have Marfan syndrome, take Qumic with caution. Always inform your healthcare provider about it as it can worsen the condition.

16. Arrhythmias

If you have a history of arrhythmias (a condition in which the rhythm of the heart gets abnormal) take Qumic with caution because it can cause QT interval prolongation of the heart. It is a life-threatening condition.

How to use Qumic Tablet 250mg?

  • Try to take Qumic 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

Qumic Side Effects

The common Qumic 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

Drug Interactions

Qumic may interact with the following drugs. A drug interaction does not mean that you stop taking the medicine on your own. But you must tell your healthcare provider about it.

  • Probenecid
  • Blood thinners like warfarin
  • Allopurinol
  • Oral birth control pills containing estrogen and progesterone
  • Other antibiotics like chloramphenicol, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and macrolides
  • Opioid drugs
  • Drugs that affect heart rhythms like procainamide, amiodarone, quinidine, sotalol, and dofetilide

To avoid drug interactions, you must give a complete history to the healthcare provider about other health conditions you have and what medicines you have been taking. At times, a dose adjustment can help prevent drug interaction.

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 Qumic Tablet 250mg in Pakistan?

The Qumic Tablet 250mg price in Pakistan is Rs. 210

What is Qumic Tablet 250mg used for?

Qumic Tablet 250mg is used in the following conditions:
  • Bacterial infections

What is Qumic Tablet 250mg composed of?

Qumic Tablet 250mg is composed of:
  • Levofloxacin

Do you need a prescription to buy Qumic Tablet 250mg?

To buy Qumic Tablet 250mg you must have a prescription signed by your doctor.


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