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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) strong antibiotics?

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) strong antibiotics?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Levaquin (levofloxacin) kills many different types of bacteria, so yes, i'd classify it as a strong antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. David Fredricks
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Ofloxacin (Definition)

Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more

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Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

No: The vast majority of MRSA strains are resistant to cipro (ciprofloxacin). Mrsa if sensitive frequently develop resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) during treatment. Oral septra/bactrim, doxycycline/minocycline or Clindamycin are much better choices. ...Read more

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Is there penicillin in cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

No: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not contain penicillin and does not cross-react with penicillin in those with penicillin allergy. ...Read more

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Does levaquin (levofloxacin) treat paronychia?

Does levaquin (levofloxacin) treat paronychia?

Some cases: Perionychia or infection of the nail folds can be acute or chronic. Most often acute cases are caused by bacterial infections that would respond to levaquin (levofloxacin). Other agents that are more commonly used are cephalexin, Amoxicillin and clindamycin. Chronic cases of perionychia are typically caused by fungal infections and will not respond to levaquin (levofloxacin). ...Read more

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What are floroquinolone antibiotics?

What are floroquinolone antibiotics?

Floroquinolones: are synthetic broad spectrum antibiotics.

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and rashes?

Yes?: Any drug, including ciprofloxacin, can cause allergic eruptions. ...Read more

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Crossing drugs effects with tequin (gatifloxacin)?

Drug no more avalabl: This drug an antibiotic in floroquinolone class was pulled of the market by bristol meyer squib due to serious side effects and is no more available in United States. ...Read more

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Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops hurt?

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops hurt?

Should not: Hold the bottle in the palm of your hand for 3 minutes to warm it up before you apply the drops. If the drops hurt every time you apply them, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is the best anabiotic for boils? Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Which is the best anabiotic for boils? 
Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

None of these: See a DR, preferably a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Folliculitis? Distribution, location of "boils"? Specific features of them? How long? Best treatment can be determined by exam and evaluation of your entire physical state. With your stomach problem you should avoid any meds not clearly of benefit. Why no med for BP? ...Read more

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What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Neither: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is more active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) side effects?

Levaquin (levofloxacin) side effects?

Minor, major: Minor side effects of Levaquin (levofloxacin) include stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, headaches, rash. Major side effect of Levaquin (levofloxacin) is tendon rupture - which can happen up to months after stopping the medicine. As a precaution, i recommend not doing any jumping sports while on the med (basketball, soccer, football, trampoline). This is a black box warning and doc should counsel you about risks. ...Read more

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Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

No definitely not: Zyvox, or linezolid, has great activity against Gram Positive bacteria. Serratia however is Gram Negative. Those classifications have to do with the structure of those different classes of bacteria. Make sure you ask your doctor 'what' is the rationale for treatment. Hopefully there is Gram Negative coverage included in your regimen. An Infectious Diseases doctor may be needed if things get tough ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) a stong antibiotic?

Strong ?: Antibiotics are neither week or strong.They are either narrow spectrum (only good to kill a few germs) or broad spectrum (kills a lot of types of germs). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a intermediate to broad in its spectrum, yet it does not kill all germs that cause infections. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Floxin (Definition)

Floxin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic (Definition)

Fluoroquinolones are a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more