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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

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Drug Interaction (Definition)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise ...Read more


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Ate there any interactions between synthroid, hydromet and levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Ate there any interactions between synthroid, hydromet and levaquin (levofloxacin)?

No: But i would recommend synthroid (thyroxine) to be taken always on its own without food either early in morning or bedtime for maximal absorption. ...Read more

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I took the drug Levaquin (levofloxacin) how long will it take me to recover and what type of Doctor should I see?

Need more informatio: The answer depends on why you took the levquin. You can see a physician that deals with that medical problem ...Read more

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Has Levaquin, or any fluoroquinolone med, ever been used as a chemotherapy drug?

Has Levaquin, or any fluoroquinolone med, ever been used as a chemotherapy drug?

Yes, you're correct!: Here's a link for you: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/10/15/fda-allows-chemo-drugs-prescribed-antibiotics/

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Thanks what drug would be best for my situation with retracted tympanic membrane ears no longer hurt after 10 days of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg ?

Thanks what drug would be best for my situation with retracted tympanic membrane ears no longer hurt after 10 days of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg ?

No meds if no sympto: Apparently you have been treated for an ear infection causing retracted ear drum and you have finished a course of antibiotics , your ears no longer hurt..If you do have symptoms than decongestants like sudafed may also help to decongest the eustachian tube which can sometime get blocked and creates negative pressure in the middle ear which causes retracted ear drum sometimes valsalva maneuver hel. ...Read more

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I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me 

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Dehydration : Dehydration can occur easily when a patient has an infection. An infection can cause a fever, even when the patient isn't always aware, and the skin flushes, with more fluid evaporating. In addition, if a patient isn't feeling well, they often don't drink or eat as much as they typically do. Patient's who are on other medications, including cardiovascular medications, can be more sensitive to the effects of dehydration. Signs of allergic reaction to a medication usually includes rash that is usually hives, swelling, itching, or shortness of breath. ...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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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 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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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