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Antibiotic Shot For Pneumonia
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
Fell sick woth pnemonia feb. A week lateri got depo shot. Was on iv antibiotics for 4 weeks and oral for 2 is there any chance I could be preg?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes -- at least 10 days needed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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