A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Tavanic in the UK
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Levaquin (500mg tablet)
Levaquin is a third generation antimicrobial drug from the class of fluoroquinolones that work by killing bacteria. It has no effect on viral infections for example flu and the common cold.
Levaquin antibiotic is used to eradicate bacteria in following diseases:
Levaquin antibiotic should be taken as per schedule prescribed by the doctor. Take the missed dose immediately as soon as you remember. In case it is time for the next dose, you can skip the missed dose. Levaquin can be taken with or without food. Drink plenty of water to avoid nephrotoxicity.
Do not give Levaquin to another person especially a child presenting with similar complains. In case of overdose, seek medical attention.
The active ingredient is Levofloxacin 500 mg.
The side effects reported are: