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A 42-year-old female asked:

i was diagnosed wiht pneunomia and a uti 10 days ago. i finished my antibiotic levaquin (levofloxacin) on time. when should the shortness of breath improve?

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Cardiology 32 years experience
Days to weeks: It might take "some time" for the inflammation in your lungs burns out and you feel back to normal again. If not better in 2-4 weeks I'd go back to your PCP and get further evaluated. Persistent symptoms mean either inadequate treatment or else some other affliction occurring simultaneously.

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Last updated Sep 18, 2014

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