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does smoking effect levaquin

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Indirectly: Smoking affects the respiratory tract: inflammation, paralysis of hair-cells that help sweep mucus, etc out of the lungs. So smoking counters/slows th ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Not that I know of: Tobacco smoke can cause induction of certain liver enzymes that may hasten their metabolism, but Levofloxacin does not appear to be on the list. Howe ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotic: Treats infections that are caused by certain kinds of bacteria. Also used to treat and prevent anthrax infection after exposure. Also used to treat an ... Read More
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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotic: Use for the treatment of many infections caused by bacteria.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
35 years experience Family Medicine
Should not: You should not take any expired med, including antibiotics. Because you lose efficacy and may have side effects of chemical structure change, lose st ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Minor, major: Minor side effects of Levaquin (levofloxacin) include stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, headaches, rash. Major side effect of Levaquin (levofloxacin) ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
39 years experience General Surgery
yes: Levaquin (levofloxacin) may be part of an antibiotic regimen for diverticulitis. I would usually give flagyl, in addition.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on bug: Try not to think of antibiotics in terms of "better" or "worse", rather by what bugs they treat and side effect profile. For example, Levaquin (levof ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
46 years experience Dermatology
Some cases: Perionychia or infection of the nail folds can be acute or chronic. Most often acute cases are caused by bacterial infections that would respond to l ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
No problem: There is no problem taking Levaquin (levofloxacin) with milk.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
24 years experience Family Medicine
Bronchitis: Yes, that's a very good antibiotic for bronchitis or pneumonia.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Moderate interaction: If taken together, these meds will interact. There have been cardio side effects documented. Depending on the dose of each that you are taking it can ... Read More
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