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How long does it take to get over a kidney infection? Iv been taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 4 days and I see a little difference but still some pain.

How long does it take to get over a kidney infection? Iv been taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 4 days and I see a little difference but still some pain.

See your physician.: Kidney infections are serious and require prompt treatment with the right antibiotic. Hopefully you have a urine culture result by now which will show the correct antibiotic. Flank pain is common even on proper therapy, but worsening pain & fever requires re-evaluation with physical exam & possibly imaging as your current regimen may be inadequate. See your physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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How many days do I take of levaquin (levofloxacin) for kidney infection before I can feel a difference in my back? I take 1 a day for 10 days and its my 2 day.

How many days do I take of levaquin (levofloxacin) for kidney infection before I can feel a difference in my back? I take 1 a day for 10 days and its my 2 day.

Kidney infection: It depends. If you have a simple urinary tract infection you should already feel better. It is kidney infection without kidney stone maybe in 1-2 days you should feel much better.
If there is a problem assocated with infection like stone it will depend.
Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had upper respiratory symptoms for 4 days & currently taking levaquin (levofloxacin). I am lethargic, worse fever & chills& have a fine rash to neck&torso?

I have had upper respiratory symptoms for 4 days & currently taking levaquin (levofloxacin). I am lethargic, worse fever & chills& have a fine rash to neck&torso?

See doc.: The fact that you are taking Levaquin (levofloxacin) suggests that you have a bacterial pneumonia. The fact that you are not better suggests that you have a resistant organism (seems unlikely) or a viral illness (much more likely) which did not need antibiotics in the first place.

Sounds like you should see doc and get another handle on this. You may need an influenza a/b swab. ...Read more

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I'm on14 days of Levaquin (levofloxacin) for a sinus infection my son has strep throat and mineis Sore I have 4 days left could I still get strep while on antibiotics?

I'm on14 days of Levaquin (levofloxacin) for a sinus infection my son has strep throat and mineis Sore I have 4 days left could I still get strep while on antibiotics?

Yes you can: levaquin (levofloxacin) wouldn't be a good antibiotic for strep throat infection, if you really have one, if your son does have strep throat by testing then you might have acquired the infection as well, please check with your doctor, as you might need another antibiotic Rx if it proves to be a bacterial throat infection not just viral, good luck ...Read more

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I have been on levaquin (levofloxacin) for 11 days for a kidney infection. Is it normal to still have some achy discomfort on my side and front & back of my kidney?

I have been on levaquin (levofloxacin) for 11 days for a kidney infection. Is it normal to still have some achy discomfort on my side and front & back of my kidney?

Seems like long time: I would check with pcp. He probably had culture and sensitivity on the urine and should be treating according to this. I would advise ultrasound of kidney. You may have hydro which will have to addressed by urologist or pyleo in which case, the treatment may need to be intensified. No fever or chills so I doubt septics I would call pcp and ask to see them to discuss. ...Read more

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I have had acute sinus infection for 9 days was on levaquin (levofloxacin) 750mg for 10 days. Just finished them but still have facial pain on one side, no congestio?

I have had acute sinus infection for 9 days was on levaquin (levofloxacin) 750mg for 10 days. Just finished them but still have facial pain on one side, no congestio?

Something else: Given that even if Levaquin (levofloxacin) was not the exact abx for the sinusitis it should have provided some relief by now since bacteria tend to stop proliferating temporarily while on an abx (even though it did not kill them). I suspect that your facial pain is likely from something else. Check with your doctor or get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Have laryngitis for 6 weeks due to sinus congestion. Tried 10 days levaquin (levofloxacin) and then prednisone for 6 days. Still sick. What to do??

Have laryngitis for 6 weeks due to sinus congestion. Tried 10 days levaquin (levofloxacin) and then prednisone for 6 days. Still sick. What to do??

ENT: Hoarseness of 6 weeks duration deserves an ENT opinion. You may need to have endoscopy of your sinuses and vocal cords. Call ASAP for ENT exam. ...Read more

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Walking pneumonia for 2 weeks now. Had levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days. 5th day after the last dose. Still wheezing and green mucus is now yellow. Normal?

Walking pneumonia for 2 weeks now. Had levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days. 5th day after the last dose. Still wheezing and green mucus is now yellow. Normal?

Need more info: Without knowing what is causing your 'pneumonia' or how it was diagnosed cannot speculate on what your response has been. If this was mycoplasma or chlamydia or legionella you should be getting progressively better, but it may take a while to clear entirely. If you are not completely better soon or develop fever, shortness of breath or other symptoms, go back and see your doctor. ...Read more

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On Flagyl and Levaquin (levofloxacin) for 5 days so far for diverticulitis. Is it still common to have abdominal pain? Eating low fiber, low fat foods.

If you are better..: Antibiotics usually take a couple of days to work and even when they are working well after a significant episode of infection and inflammation you may stay sore for a few days as long as compared with when you started treatment you are doing better. If not better or worse then you need to be seen again to reconsider treatment options. ...Read more

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Took levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days, sinus infection. Afterwards, I feel stuff in back of throat I cough out, but it's clear color, feel ok. Still infected?

Took levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days, sinus infection. Afterwards, I feel stuff in back of throat I cough out, but it's clear color, feel ok. Still infected?

Doubt it.: Without an exam, I can only give general information and with a clearing of color, no fever, chills etc. It goes against infection. On the other hand, inflammation usually lasts for weeks after the infection. Asthma drugs such as monteleukast are usually good for that. ...Read more

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After taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days I'm still sick with sore throat and nausea fatigue lost my voice tested negative for strep. Could this be mono?

After taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days I'm still sick with sore throat and nausea fatigue lost my voice tested negative for strep. Could this be mono?

Possibilities: mono is a possibility. Also, numerous other viral causes for sore throat are possible. Levaquin (levofloxacin) would only treat a bacterial cause for your sore throat. Make sure to follow up again with your PCP for recheck and mono test as well as indicated. ...Read more

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Can I still breastfeed while taking Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Can I still breastfeed while taking Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Yes: You can breastfeed while taking levaquin, (levofloxacin) may try to wait 4-6 hrs after taking the dose to lessen the exposure to the child ...Read more

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Husband has pneumonia in both lungs. On day 4 of levaquin. Still having bad coughing fits. Have bought delsym. Not helping. Anything else I can do?

Husband has pneumonia in both lungs. On day 4 of levaquin. Still having bad coughing fits. Have bought delsym. Not helping. Anything else I can do?

See below: Hopefully by day 4, the infection is clearing. However, it can take quite a bit longer for the coughing to resolve. If you could find Chestal with honey (over the counter), that works as good as anything I've tried over the counter. If it keeps up though, he might benefit from being seen again to ensure he's on the road to recovery and that he just has the annoying, lingering cough. ...Read more

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Should I still be having pulling type pain in my belly button diagnosed as prostasis after being on levaquin (levofloxacin) for 3 weeks?

Should I still be having pulling type pain in my belly button diagnosed as prostasis after being on levaquin (levofloxacin) for 3 weeks?

Dr. Can recheck: Other than urinary symptoms, and fever / chills, some guys with prostatitis can get: pain or achiness in the abdomen above the pubic bone, in the lower back, in the area between the scrotum and anus, or in the testicles; pain with ejaculation or blood in the semen; or pain with bowel movements. Don't know about pain in the navel, so the doctor can recheck to see if further evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I took levaquin (levofloxacin) exactly like I should. I have walking pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis. I still feel terrible after this very strong medication?

I took levaquin (levofloxacin) exactly like I should. I have walking pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis. I still feel terrible after this very strong medication?

Need to see doctor: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not strong or weak, it is an antibiotic that will cover many of the germs that cause bronchitis and sinusitis and pneumonia but not all. In fact if the illness is caused by a virus their really is no antibiotic that will help. In any case if still unwell the safest thing is to speak with your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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Took 2 Levaquin 500 mg early this year for sinus but stopped due to side effect. Saw dangers with this med. Am I still susceptible? Cipro (ciprofloxacin) years ago.

Took 2 Levaquin 500 mg early this year for sinus but stopped due to side effect. Saw dangers with this med. Am I still susceptible? Cipro (ciprofloxacin) years ago.

Side effects: They are both in the same class of antibiotics (the floxacins). The standard of care is not to treat with antibiotics for 2 wks because most sinusitises resolve spontaneously within that time frame. Also, 98% are viral and antibiotics are useless for them. ...Read more

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While taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and vancomycin, stools became soft but no diarrhea. Now a week after done with meds, still a bit soft. Should this resolve?

While taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and vancomycin, stools became soft but no diarrhea. Now a week after done with meds, still a bit soft. Should this resolve?

Sounds like you: Were very sick and I certainly hope you have recovered from that ordeal. Yes GI effects from antibiotics typically recover themselves after 1-2 weeks. Using probiotics and/or yogurt and live culture stuff may help with repopulating your colon with beneficial bacteria. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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On 3/1, per er, I had a bad kidney infection. I took 2 weeks of levaquin (levofloxacin). Should I still be having pain in front & back on my side where the kidney is?

See your doctor: Your symptoms should be resolved after antibiotic therapy; if you are still having pain, then the concern is either a resistant organism requiring a culture to identify, or the wrong initial diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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On levaquin/clindamycin together 3 wks. Soft stool, c-diff test neg. At 2 wk point while on them. Now done w/ meds- how long after can I still get it?

On levaquin/clindamycin together 3 wks. Soft stool, c-diff test neg. At 2 wk point while on them. Now done w/ meds- how long after can I still get it?

C. diff?: C. diff is a possible cause of severe diarrhea especially when you've been in the hospital or when you've been on aggressive antibiotic therapy. It's much more common for antibiotics to give people diarrhea for reasons other than C. diff though. Usually this starts to improve a few days after completion. C. diff infection is never impossible but becomes less likely each day after completion. ...Read more

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Finished week course of levaquin weeks ago. Chest still hurts, still coughing. No fever. Head pains like sinus issues. It's been like a month. Help pls?

Finished week course of levaquin weeks ago. Chest still hurts, still coughing. No fever. Head pains like sinus issues. It's been like a month. Help pls?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis often requires 2-3 weeks of an effective antibiotic like levaquin or augmentin therapy. Your chest soreness may simply be from prior bronchitis and prolonged coughing. If you have a persistent dry cough, take a cough suppressant syrup like robitussinDM or even phernergan with codeine. Discuss this with your MD or consult an otolayngologist. ...Read more

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Are birth control pills still effective even with the antibiotic levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Are birth control pills still effective even with the antibiotic levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Yes: The pill doesn't lose it's effectiveness while using most other medications, including almost all antibiotics. An exception is the antibiotic Rifampin or some seizure medications, for ex. ...Read more

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Mom have pain top of head down to inch above ear for a week been on levaquin (levofloxacin) and still have pain and gland hurt behind ear what could it be?

Mom have pain top of head down to inch above ear for a week been on levaquin (levofloxacin) and still have pain and gland hurt behind ear what could it be?

Possible parotiditis: Is the gland in front of the ear swollen? If so it could be parotiditis. If it is, push on the gland to see if nasty tasting pus goes into the mouth. If so, keep massaging it and put ice on the swollen area. If this is not the parotid gland, it could be a muscle or joint problem specifically the tmj. If it hurts to open and close the jaw, use ice and take motrin, usea a soft diet for a few d. ...Read more