Doctor insights on: Levaquin and milk
I have prostatitis and taking Levofloxacin 500 mg. Can I take dairy products like yogurt and milk while taking this antibiotic?
Husband prescribed levofloxacin for bronchitis, said not to take with calcium, does that mean he cannot take it with milk or just calcium supplements?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
As above: Ask u pharmacist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: Yes. Perfectly safe. If you start feeling muscle pains or tendon pains then slow down. ...Read more
Levaquin (levofloxacin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/levaquin-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›