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My doctor gave me levaquin (levofloxacin) for prostatitis, i'm going to vegas for 3 days. Can i drink alcohol?

My doctor gave me  levaquin (levofloxacin) for prostatitis, i'm going to vegas for 3 days.  Can i drink alcohol?

Yes: Of course you can. It is never a good idea to be drinking etoh when you have an infection, but it is not likely to make you substantially worse. Have a good time, but keep the sex protected. ...Read more

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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


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Is it ok to take levaquin & minocycline for non-std prostatitis & uti?Levaquin seems far less potent after prior use.I have been taking for 5 days.

Is it ok to take levaquin & minocycline for non-std prostatitis & uti?Levaquin seems far less potent after prior use.I have been taking for 5 days.

Unusual treatment: It would be unusual to treat prostatitis with both these drugs. But if they are going to help, 5 days is much too soon to know; there is no way you could already know that levofloxacin is "far less potent". Discuss with the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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Assuming the bacteria is unknown. What antibiotic is best for epidymitis/ prostatitis? Levaquin or cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and why? Generally speaking overall.

Assuming the bacteria is unknown. What antibiotic is best for epidymitis/ prostatitis? Levaquin or cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and why? Generally speaking overall.

CDC guidelines: CDC creates guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic epididymitis. Chronicity is defined as greater than 6 weeks of symptoms. The most common treatment is to treat for both N. Gonorrhoeae and C. Trachomatis (Chlamydia and Gonorrhoeae). The treatment is Ceftriaxone 250mg IM (shot) and 10 days of Doxycycline 100mg po x2 Anal sex different* http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/epididymitis.htm ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take levaquin (levofloxacin) if I have high liver enzymes? I was perscribed because i also have prostatitis

Is it a bad idea to take levaquin (levofloxacin) if I have high liver enzymes? I was perscribed because i also have prostatitis

Possibly safe : Levaquin (levofloxacin) undergoes limited metabolism by the liver and a dose adjustment is generally not indicated. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a generally safe medication as far as the liver is concerned, but rare and even fatal cases of liver failure have been reported. If you suffer from a a medical condition causing elevation in liver enzymes, you should obtain an okay from your doctor prior to starting any new medications. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis and taking levofloxacin 500 mg. I wanna how much interval should I give between two doses? 12 hours or 24 hours?

I have prostatitis and taking levofloxacin 500 mg. I wanna how much interval should I give between two doses? 12 hours or 24 hours?

24 hours recommended: You should followed your prescriber's instruction and instruction on medication bottle. Typical dosing of levaquin (levofloxacin) for prostatitis in a patient with normal kidney function is 500mg daily/every 24 hours for 28 days for chronic bacterial prostatitis. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis & I took levofloxacin 500 mg for 6 weeks and now again Dr. gave me same med for 1 month. I want to know will this med be helpful?

I have prostatitis & I took levofloxacin 500 mg for 6 weeks and now again Dr. gave me same med for 1 month. I want to know will this med be helpful?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: R/O prostatitis is tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. If no response to levoquin, try doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone . . You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com /GUTBLISS.com ...Read more

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How much Levofloxacin 500 mg is useful in the treatment of prostatitis?

How much Levofloxacin 500 mg is useful in the treatment of prostatitis?

Prostate is spongy: If the cause of the prostatitis is bacteria, and the bacteria is sensitive to levofloxacin, things are ok- however, the duration of therapy will be longer than2 weeks since the spongy nature of the prostrate allows bacteria to hide out and evade killing. ...Read more

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I am suffering from prostatitis. A urologist prescribed me Levofloxacin and told me to take it for 6 weeks. Will it completely remove this problem?

I am suffering from prostatitis. A urologist prescribed me Levofloxacin and told me to take it for 6 weeks. Will it completely remove this problem?

Not necessary ...: If prostatitis is the true diagnosis for your concern, Levofloxacin may help but not necessarily eliminate it completely. Yet, it has been known that prostatitis has been one of the most misused and even abused diagnosis to encompass the symptomatic constellation what you described. So, the newer term - chronic pelvic painful syndrome - has emerged to its ongoing popularity of use. Then, just see. ...Read more