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I'm allergic to penicillen. Which Levaquin dosage is stronger to take for a severe sinus infection? Is it 500 mg or 750 mg once daily for 10 days?

I'm allergic to penicillen. Which Levaquin dosage is stronger to take for a severe sinus infection? Is it 500 mg or 750 mg once daily for 10 days?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the infection and physician preference. Sometimes, antibiotic courses of 3-6 weeks are required to adequately treat the sinus cavities. Because of this, antibiotic selection and dosages must be selected with care in order to reduce side effects, adverse outcomes of antibiotic treatment and the development of resistant bacteria. PCN allergy should always be confirmed. ...Read more

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Is Levaquin 750 mg dosage once daily for 10 days good for a sinus infection? I have a foul odor from my nose, nasal speech, cough, fatigue.

Is Levaquin 750 mg dosage once daily for 10 days good for a sinus infection? I have a foul odor from my nose, nasal speech, cough, fatigue.

Sinus: If not allergic, would start with Augmentin 875mg twice a day, saline nasal rinses, afrin (generic) spray every four hours for 5-7 days, drink two quarts of water a day, no smoking. Other Abx options include Avelox, Zithromax, etc. ...Read more

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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) 7 day dosages common for kidney stone pain? How risky is tendon damage? I've read about it online.

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) 7 day dosages common for kidney stone pain? How risky is tendon damage? I've read about it online.

Yes: Kidney stone may become complicated with urine infection. Hence, the use of antibiotics may be employed frequently in this scenario esp if urinalysis reveals some white cells. Tendon damage is a risk for the use of flouroquinolones ie levaquin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc. Although not common it could take place. It is wise to avoid physical exertion like runing or playing sports when on these drugs. ...Read more

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Is Levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg taken for 14 days a good dosage to treat a severe acute sinus infection and will it be enough?

Is Levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg taken for 14 days a good dosage to treat a severe acute sinus infection and will it be enough?

Should be: However keep in mind many acute sinus infections are actually viral so antibiotics are not needed in the first place. Symptomatic management such as hydration, humidifier, and NSAID will best help you get through the infection. ...Read more

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I'm taking 500 mg of Levaquin once a day for 10 days to treat acute maxillary sinus infection. Is this a strong dosage and will it be effective?

I'm taking 500 mg of Levaquin once a day for 10 days to treat acute maxillary sinus infection. Is this a strong dosage and will it be effective?

Probably OK, but...: See my reply to your other infection. If this was prescribed by your doctor, take it as directed. But don't expect miracles: as I said before, most sinusitis doesn't need antibiotics and often they don't help very much. A nasal decongestant probably is equally or more important. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Can I take Advil after stopping levaquin for a sinus infection? I know you’re not supposed to mix the two but I took my last dose 20 hours ago.

Can I take Advil after stopping levaquin for a sinus infection? I know you’re not supposed to mix the two but I took my last dose 20 hours ago.

Advil/levaquin: The reaction that I could find is that the combo may increase your risk of seizures. Generally that is only of concern in a patient with a seizure history taking medications. Since your last dose was 20 hours ago or more - I don't see an issue with taking Advil now. ...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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Post appendectomy tightness in left knee cap, pain when I move it. I spent most of the day after surgery walking around, then all of a sudden this began. On Levaquin, (levofloxacin) but have only had 1 dose.

Post appendectomy tightness in left knee cap, pain when I move it. I spent most of the day after surgery walking around, then all of a sudden this began. On Levaquin, (levofloxacin) but have only had 1 dose.

Side effect: Levaquin (levofloxacin) can cause tendonitis, but only one dose is unlikely to be reason, but not impossible. Another thought would be that you favored the left leg while walking around post surgery and it is slightly inflamed? If it continues, ask your MD about switching antibiotics. ...Read more

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On lg dose cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levaquin for diverticulitis had bicep tendon ligament, both rotator cuffs, acl, meniscus, all tear. No warnings, r drs responsible?

On lg dose cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levaquin for diverticulitis had bicep tendon ligament, both rotator cuffs, acl, meniscus, all tear. No warnings, r drs responsible?

Diverticulitis: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin are antibiotics often used for diverticulitis, also often used with metronidazole. I am unaware of any relationship, or possible mechanism that either the diverticulitis or the antibiotics can cause the orthopedic problems you mentioned. I would also add that a proper exam by an orthopedist, usually with sophisticated imaging is required to make those diagnoses. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is Levaquin used for?

What is Levaquin used for?

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

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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

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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

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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

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Who should not take Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Who should not take Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): "Levaquin® is contraindicated in persons with known hypersensitivity to levofloxacin, or other quinolone antibacterials." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/levaquin. Html ...Read more

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Is Levaquin (levofloxacin) good after 2 years?

Ask your pharmacist: Ask your pharmacist who provided the prescription and they can tell you ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Please describe the medication: levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Antibiotic: Treats infections that are caused by certain kinds of bacteria. Also used to treat and prevent anthrax infection after exposure. Also used to treat and prevent plague. This medicine is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. ...Read more

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What happens if you take expired levaquin (levofloxacin)?

What happens if you take expired levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Should not: You should not take any expired med, including antibiotics. Because you lose efficacy and may have side effects of chemical structure change, lose stability etc.... ...Read more

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I feel worse after taking levaquin (levofloxacin). Is this normal?

I feel worse after taking levaquin (levofloxacin). Is this normal?

Some people feel but: Some people feel worse as a side effect of taking Levaquin
You feel worse for the condition you are being treated for or a side effect from taking Levaquin
Discuss your concern with your doctor and may need change to a different antibiotic ...Read more

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Should I feel worse after taking levaquin (levofloxacin)? What should I do?

Should I feel worse after taking levaquin (levofloxacin)? What should I do?

Depends yur conditio: It depends what you are taking Levaquin (levofloxacin) for
levaquin is an an antibiotic used for infections in different parts of body. Like pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, urinary tract infection etc.
If you feel worse that means either the antibiotic is not effective or you are getting unpleasant side effects from it
check with your doctor who prescribed the antibiotics why you are feeling worse. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 2 500 mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) today will I be ok?

I accidentally took 2 500 mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) today will I be ok?

CAUTION: Levaquin can increase the level or effect of Xanax (alprazolam). .. So be extremely careful driving, making big decision, or operating machinery. If you have any issues, head to the ER for evaluation or management. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any experiences with the long effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Has anyone had any experiences with the long effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Quinolones: I have used Ciprofloxacin or Levofloxacin for chronic suppression of a variety of infections with courses of therapy >12 months without incident although side effects may occur including c. Difficile infection. ...Read more

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If taking levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 daily for 2 weeks, how long for it to be out of system?

If taking levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 daily for 2 weeks, how long for it to be out of system?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Levaquin (levofloxacin) has a fairly short half life of 8 hours. .. Should be out of your body in 2-3 days. Hope that helps! ...Read more