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Given levaquin (levofloxacin) orally + antibiotic shot in l rump for pneumonia & now suffering severe hip jt pain on shot side also shoulder jt pain. Why?

Given levaquin (levofloxacin) orally + antibiotic shot in l rump for pneumonia & now suffering severe hip jt pain on shot side also shoulder jt pain. Why?

Best to see MD: There is a side effect of fluoroquinolones wherein, there develops inflammation in the tendon (tendonitis) which can cause softening of those attachments to the point of rupture. Don't move those tendons too much right now, allow cooling off and see your doctor as you may need treatment if that is the case. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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My 22 month old has pnuemonia my daughter woke up on thurs. Morning coughing bad took her to hospital and found out she had begining of pnuemonia. They gave her an antibiotic shot and a prescription and sent us home. I am worried cause she is only keeping

My 22 month old has pnuemonia my daughter woke up on thurs. Morning coughing bad took her to hospital and found out she had begining of pnuemonia. They gave her an antibiotic shot and a prescription and sent us home. I am worried cause she is only keeping

The : The purpose of the Prednisolone for her pneumonia is to decrease the inflammation in her lungs to make it easier for her to breathe while the antibiotic kills the bacteria causing the infection. If she is unable to take this medication and appears to be in respiratory distress, you should return to the er. Otherwise, call her doctor for a follow-up visit as soon as possible. They will be able to evaluate her and decide whether she really needs the Prednisolone or if there is another medication that may be useful such as albuterol treatments or injectable steroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the best antibiotic choice to treat pneumonia?

What's the best antibiotic choice to treat pneumonia?

Depends...: On variety of factors including age, where it was acquired and many clinical and epidemiologic clues. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is best for community-aquired pneumonia?

Which antibiotic is best for community-aquired pneumonia?

Depends: This is a good question. Geographic location plays an important role in these decision. There are different resistance patterns in different communities. Here in chicago, we use the fluoroquinolone class as first line (levaquin (levofloxacin) or avelox). There are many different options in addition to these. ...Read more

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What antibiotic would you use to treat E. coli pneumonia?

What antibiotic would you use to treat E. coli pneumonia?

E.coli PNA: ciprofloxacin or Levaquin usually works well . also Ceftriaxone IV or Ceftin (cefuroxime) oral works as well. we need to test the E.coli and find out what is the best ABx for it as we have some resistant patterns. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic for bilateral interstitial pneumonia?

What kind of antibiotic for bilateral interstitial pneumonia?

Severe Lung Disease: Acute interstitial pnumonia also called hamman rich syndrome.It is rare severe lung condition that affects otherwise healthy people.There is no known cause and cure these patients are treated in ICU in hospital.And often require ventilation support , steroids are used intravenously and since it is not caused by infecton antibiotics are not usually needed.Often the condition is fatal in 60% of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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