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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Antibiotic: Used to treat a myriad of infections ....

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Safer?: Levaquin is a 3rd generation floroquinalone and is used for many conditions. It is generally safe and well tolerated. What is your concern exactly? ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, but limited: Levofloxacin (Levaquin) eye drops are very effective for "pink eye." Systemic use of levaquin (levofloxacin) is limited though, in children under ag ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Baney
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: It can sometimes cause stomach upset and headaches, this is not an allergic run so don't stop it until you talk to your doctor.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Strong antibiotic: Not at all sure what a "strong antibiotic" means. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is one of a class of antibiotics called the fluoroquinolones. They are act ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Antibiotic.: It is an an antibiotic.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience in Pulmonology
More rx: Sinusitis requires longer treatment fit 2 weeks. If sinusitis is back you may need drainage regarding bronchitis infection might have cleared but inf ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
38 years experience in 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 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajalaxmi Mckenna
54 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Ask your pharmacist: ask your pharmacist who provided the prescription and they can tell you
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience in 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 male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in 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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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Totally unrelated antibiotics.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
OK: Levaquin (levofloxacin) doesn't interact with any of your drugs.
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes?: Any drug, including ciprofloxacin, can cause allergic eruptions.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
STOP LEVAQUIN (levofloxacin): LET YOUR DOCTOR KNOW, MUSCLE WEAKNESS HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH LEVAQUIN (levofloxacin).
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: The vast majority of MRSA strains are resistant to cipro (ciprofloxacin). Mrsa if sensitive frequently develop resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) dur ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Not wise: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a type of antibiotic known as a fluoroquinolone. There is some concern about fluoroquinolones causing damage to the growth ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
MRSA: no it doesn't. need something else
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends on the : Infection and organ affected. The choice of the drugs is driven by the organism and site of infection. Do you have a particular micro-organism and org ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Yes : It can. Any quinolone, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) as well are known to cause tendon issues. The Achilles' tendon in particular.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Unrelated: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Lovenox is a form of heparin, which is an anticoagulant used to prevent ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: There is no magic amswer tohow long medications take towork, as everyone is unique and people mteabolize medications differently. Your sinus conditio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stomach upset: Stomach upset, fatigue, tendinitis.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
YES: All quinolones (avelox, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) levaquin... ) are associated with risk of tendon rupture.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Many side effects : Safety is a relative term. Every pharmaceutical (& most herbs) has side effects.While most who take Levaquin (levofloxacin) have few if any side effec ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
None of these: See a DR, preferably a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Folliculitis? Distribution, location of "boils"? Specific feat ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many: There are lots of choices including ampicillin, tetracycline and cephalexin.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Bronchitis: Yes, that's a very good antibiotic for bronchitis or pneumonia.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
11 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Depends..Maybe both: When you say kidney infection, I am assuming you mean a urinary tract infection.The antibiotic depends on the type of organism that is causing the inf ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not likely: The symptoms aren't due to the antibiotic taken 8wks ago. In fact, it sounds like the original diagnosis was likely a viral infection. The symptoms y ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience in Pediatrics
CIPRO (ciprofloxacin): NO IT IS NOT OTOTOXIC PER THE COMPANY PACKAGE INSERT.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not normally from: Levaquin (levofloxacin). Some people will have myalgias from intermuscular injections, but not joint pain as often. There is evidence linking Levaquin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
AT THAT DOSE: I can not think about many non potentially fatal conditions for which to take that high of a dose, for longer than 5 days or so. I would request info ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
What effects: Depends upon what it is to which you are referring.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: It should be ok to split the tablets.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family. Practice. : These medications may be used safely together. What type of infection are they treating?
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience in General Practice
No: But i would recommend synthroid (thyroxine) to be taken always on its own without food either early in morning or bedtime for maximal absorption.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Controvesial: I can't say i agree with the prednisone. A retracted tm can be due to infection so i won't argue with that...But the Prednisone may be counter produc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Not long: Levofloxacin is hypothesized to cause neuropsych symptoms via a combination of its GABA antagonism and nmda agonism. With that said, it is highly doub ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: First, don't stop taking it just because you feel better. I think you should start noticing some improvement in 3-4 days.

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