A 29-year-old female asked:
how long after you finish levaquin, (levofloxacin) is it safe to try to get pregnant? i have not taken any prenatal vitamins yet. levaquin (levofloxacin) is one weeks worth for a.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeff Livingston answered
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
As soon as finished: After you finish this antibiotic there is no reason to delay conception.
Answered on May 1, 2016
Dr. Hugo Ribot answered
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Within a week: The "half-life" of this antibiotic is 6-8 hours; this means it is rapidly eliminated from the body. No significant amount of it will remain in the body within literally a few days. In addition it takes 4-6 days from when the event of fertilization occurs (within the fallopian tube) until the embryo is "connected" to your body's circulation by forming the placenta. So go for it!
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
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