A 42-year-old female asked:
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can u get pregnant while taking levaquin (levofloxacin)?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Better not to: Levoquin is a pregnancy category c drug, which means it is unclear whether or not it is safe in pregnancy. This is because of a possible effect on bones and joints of fetuses. If you think you could be pregnant and are taking levoquin, call your health provider to see if you can take an alternative antibiotic.
Answered on Feb 9, 2013
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: It is odd to take abx during sex, but you can get pregnant while taking them :d if you think you may be pregnant, tell your prescriber or OB or pharmacist asap, as this changes the risks of the med, and they may suggest you stop it (but don't do it on your own).
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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