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Cravit

Last updated on 17/12/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Levofloxacin

CHINESE NAME: 可樂必妥

DRUG CLASS: Antibiotics

SUB CLASS: Fluoroquinolone

USED FOR: Pneumonia and other lung diseases, eye infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), skin infections and other bacterial infections 

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 250mg (tablets)
– 0.5%, 1.5% (eye drops)

What is Cravit for?

Cravit is a brand medication that contains Levofloxacin, which belongs to a class of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including community-acquired pneumonia, eye infections, Urinary tract infections, skin infections and more.

How to use it?

Cravit is available as tablets or eye drops. Eye drop is used to treat local eye infections.

For community-acquired pneumonia
Adult
Take 500mg orally 1-2 times daily for 7-14 days. 

For uncomplicated urinary-tract infections
Adult
Take 250 mg orally once daily for 3 days. Otherwise for more severe cases take 500 mg once daily for 7-14 days.

For complicated skin infections / soft-tissue infections
Adult
Take 500 mg orally 1-2 times daily for 7-14 days.

For local treatment of eye infections
Adult and children
Eye drop: Apply every 2 hours for the first days, up to 8 times maximum. Then apply 4 times daily for 3 days.

What are the side effects of Cravit?

Common side effects of Cravit include pain in the joint and muscle, diarrhoea, headache, nausea and vomiting, and altered taste. If you use eye drop, you may experience eye discomfort.

Who should not take Cravit?

Anyone who is allergic to any component of Levofloxacin or any Fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics.

Pharmacist Tips:

Complete the full course of antibiotic treatment as directed to prevent the risk of re-infections and antibiotic resistance.
– If you take Magnesium, Calcium or Iron containing products like antacids and milk, take at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking Cravit.

Common dosing schedule:
Cravit can be taken with or without food.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs. 

Some common medications Cravit may interact with:
– Antacids, e.g. Aluminium Hydroxide, Calcium Carbonate
– Multivitamins / mineral supplements that contain Calcium, Iron or Magnesium
Amiodarone
Warfarin

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Cravit in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Cravit is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Cravit in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.