A 36-year-old member asked:
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is it safe to use levaquin (levofloxacin) while 8 weeks pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience 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 plates in bones. I would not advise it.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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