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Allergic reaction to levofloxacin

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: The problem is its potentially to weaken your tendons causing tears esp at the heels. A few people with a cardiac abnormality may develop rhythm prob... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Different families: Ciprofloxacin and Levofloxacin are fluoroquinolone drugs. Azithromycin is a macrolide. They are different families of drugs and shouldn't put you a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: Depends on what type of infection you have and where it is located but if Levaquin (levofloxacin) is the only antibiotic you've had a reaction to then... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Chronic urticaria: Chronic urticaria is a hive lasting more than 6 weeks. Triggers include cold weather, grass, animal dander, chemicals, perfumes, food, friction among... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: If patient allergic to penicillin, they can get different option of medication, and Levaquin (levofloxacin) is one of them.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 44 years experience
None: They have no common ingredient, but are separate discreet antibiotics. It appears you are allergic to many different antibiotics and should be very ca... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Penicillin allergy: No, penicillin and Levofloxacin do not cross react. Penicillin is a beta lactam antibiotic and Levofloxacin is a quinolone; they are not related. . Oc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: Peniciilin allergy does not cause allergy to quinolones such as levaquin (levofloxacin).
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Polytrim, (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) gentamicin: Many others.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Dehydration : Dehydration can occur easily when a patient has an infection. An infection can cause a fever, even when the patient isn't always aware, and the skin ... Read More

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