Top
30
Doctor insights on: Levaquin And Milk

Share
2

2
I have prostatitis and taking Levofloxacin 500 mg. Can I take dairy products like yogurt and milk while taking this antibiotic?

I have prostatitis and taking Levofloxacin 500 mg. Can I take dairy products like yogurt and milk while taking this antibiotic?

Yes you can: Yogurt with live culture is an excellent probiotic & worth taking in conjunction with an antibiotic. Ideally at least an hour before or after. ...Read more

3

3
Husband prescribed levofloxacin for bronchitis, said not to take with calcium, does that mean he cannot take it with milk or just calcium supplements?

Husband prescribed levofloxacin for bronchitis, said not to take with calcium, does that mean he cannot take it with milk or just calcium supplements?

Space it out: Calcium can bind to Ciprofloxacin and make it not able to be absorbed; what you can do is to take the ciprofloxacin, then two hours later, take the supplement or milk. Space out exposure to make sure the medication is absorbed. ...Read more

4

4
Any safer alternative to levaquin?

Any safer alternative to levaquin?

Safer?: Levaquin is a 3rd generation floroquinalone and is used for many conditions. It is generally safe and well tolerated. What is your concern exactly? Is it tendon or joint problems, gastrointestinal issues, or sensitivity? Worth discussing with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
Is levaquin (levofloxacin) better than zpak?

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) better than zpak?

2 different classes: Of antibiotics that have different indications so cannot compare Each is better for certain indications. ...Read more

8

8
Does smoking effect levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Does smoking effect levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Indirectly: Smoking affects the respiratory tract: inflammation, paralysis of hair-cells that help sweep mucus, etc out of the lungs. So smoking counters/slows the efforts of any antibiotic you're taking for respiratory infection. Like taking a poison & its antidote at the same time. ...Read more

10

10
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

12

12
Can I take Levaquin (levofloxacin) and methadone?

Can I take Levaquin (levofloxacin) and methadone?

Not advisable: Generally speaking Methadone by itself carries a risk of causing or worsening an electrical disturbance in the heart (meaning it can affect the rhythm and rate of heartbeat). This effect may lead to increased risk of a condition briefly referred to as Torsade which can potentially cause a fatal irregularity in the heart without any warning. This effect can be amplified by taking Levaquin (levofloxacin) with it. ...Read more

13

13
What are the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

What are the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Various: Levofloxacin (levoquin) like most antibiotics has many potential side effects although most patients tolerate them without problems. Nausia, vomiting and diarrhea are among the most common side effects. Allergic reactions occur occasionally. Clostridium difficile colitis occurs. Rarely elderly or immunocompromised patients can develop tendonitis or tendon rupture especially the achilles tendon. ...Read more

14

14
Why does levaquin (levofloxacin) cause tendon problems?

Why does levaquin (levofloxacin) cause tendon problems?

Multiple causes: Tendon inflammation and rupture from Levaquin (levofloxacin) and related antibiotics appears due to multiple factors including inhibition of fibroblast proliferation, decrease in collagen and proteoglycan synthesis, magnesium depletion, toxicity to mitochondria and DNA damage. See http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/464865_2 and
http://www. Tendonitisexpert. Com/levaquin-tendonitis. Html for details. ...Read more

16

16
How to lessen the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin) 750?

How to lessen the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin) 750?

AT THAT DOSE: I can not think about many non potentially fatal conditions for which to take that high of a dose, for longer than 5 days or so. I would request info on why that specific antibiotic, at that particular dose. ...Read more

17

17
A lot of pain after taking levaquin (levofloxacin). Is this normal?

A lot of pain after taking levaquin (levofloxacin). Is this normal?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Levaquin (levofloxacin) is known for possibly causing tendonitis or even tendon rupture. If you are having pain form your antibiotic, call your prescribing doctor right away. ...Read more

18

18
If I tolerated levaquin, (levofloxacin) will I tolerate ciproflaxin?

If I tolerated levaquin, (levofloxacin) will I tolerate ciproflaxin?

Antibiotics: The two medications mentioned are from two very different "families" of antibiotics. I would ask the M.D. Or a pharmacist to determine which medication works best for the infection you have, and how much you should be taking. ...Read more

21

21
Hi docs, do you think it's bad to stop taking levaquin (levofloxacin) after one day?

Tell your doctor: Please let your doctor know because it won't be effective in treating the condition that it was prescribed for. ...Read more

22

22
If one has had some tendenitis from levaquin, (levofloxacin) should it be prescribed again?

If one has had some tendenitis from levaquin, (levofloxacin) should it be prescribed again?

No: Fluoquinolones usually cause tendon ruptures rather than tendinitis. The exact mechanism whereby this happens is poorly understood. Perhaps, it is caused by tendinitis, although, this is a matter of conjecture. One way or the other, if Levaquin (levofloxacin) was suspected as a culprit in the tendon problem, i'd abstain from it next time, unless no other alternative exists. ...Read more

23

23
I'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and its making me not sleep...What can I take. I feel terrible, ?

I'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and its making me not sleep...What can I take. I feel terrible, ?

Please call your: Doctor. This can be a side effect. A prescription sleeping medication for a few nights can be helpful. May need to change antibiotic. ...Read more

24

24
I'm taking levaquin for the first time. How long after taking the first dose can dangerous side effects begin?

I'm taking levaquin for the first time. How long after taking the first dose can dangerous side effects begin?

Little risk or worry: Levoflocaxin (Levaquin) is a very safe drug; dangerous side effects are rare. In the very unlikely event of something serious, it could start within an hour of the first dose or several weeks later. But you really shouldn't be worried. Undoubtedly the infection being treated is a lot more dangerous than the antibiotic. ...Read more

25

25
I took a few weeks of Levaquin last year for illness. Should I worry about long term affects? Because I see it was a chemo drug

I took a few weeks of Levaquin last year for illness. Should I worry about long term affects? Because I see it was a chemo drug

If your exposure...: ...was limited to a 2 week prescribed course of directed antibacterial therapy that you at the time tolerated well, then please worry less regarding such use of Levaquin. ...Read more

26

26
Dr prescribed me levaquin (levofloxacin) for bronchitis / pheunonia and it's been 4 days not better and sp02 ranges 90-93 what should I do?

Dr prescribed me levaquin (levofloxacin) for bronchitis / pheunonia and it's been 4 days not better and sp02 ranges 90-93 what should I do?

Go back to MD: If after greater than 48 hours from the start of antibiotics, you are not better, you need to be reexamined and evaluated why. There are causes such as resistance or simply the wrong bug. You have to tell all you risks such as preexisting conditions and even traveling. Culture can be done and even admission to hospital if necessary. ...Read more

27

27
If a test came back negative for strep, but I'm halfway through with a 10 day course of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 (1 qd), should I discontinue now?

If a test came back negative for strep, but I'm halfway through with a 10 day course of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 (1 qd), should I discontinue now?

Yes: Most throat problems are viral and if culture was negative it is best to stop and not risk causing more problems by continuing. ...Read more

28

28
What is Levaquin used for?

What is Levaquin used for?

Antibiotic: Used to treat a myriad of infections. ... ...Read more

29

29
Does levaquin (levofloxacin) make u sick?

Does levaquin (levofloxacin) make u sick?

Yes: It can sometimes cause stomach upset and headaches, this is not an allergic run so don't stop it until you talk to your doctor. ...Read more

30

30
Can children use Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Can children use Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Normally Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not used in patients under the age of 18 unless there is a very specific reason to do so. ...Read more