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How long to wait from switching from levaquin (levofloxacin) to amoxicillin

How long to wait from switching from levaquin (levofloxacin) to amoxicillin

When you get it: If your doc found that Amoxicillin is more appropriate for you and advised to change, you can switch any time. So, if you got the Amoxicillin now, take your first dose! As a matter of fact, you can use both if needed. Hope you feel better soon. Best of luck. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Can amox-clav cause small amount of hives? And should I be worried? I've taken amoxicillin before with no reaction. I'm already allergic to levaquin (levofloxacin).

Can amox-clav cause small amount of hives? And should I be worried? I've taken amoxicillin before with no reaction. I'm already allergic to levaquin (levofloxacin).

Hives: Any medication can cause hives. If you think the medicine is the cause of the hive it should be stopped immediately. Allergic reactions happen on subsequent exposures to a medication and not usually on the first exposure. Stop the medicine, take antihistamines. Report the reaction to your doctor. Seek immediate care for shortness of breath, facial swell, trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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What is the difference between amoxicillin and levofloxacin antibiotics?

What is the difference between amoxicillin and levofloxacin antibiotics?

Totally different: Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Levofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic. They are chemically unrelated, have different modes of action against the bacterial cell and have different antibacterial spectrums of activity. ...Read more

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I took amoxicillin and levofloxacin for 10 day and I lose 8 pound of weight. Which antibiotic cause my weight loss?

I took amoxicillin and levofloxacin for 10 day and I lose 8 pound of weight. Which antibiotic cause my weight loss?

Unknown: In general it's own known which antibiotic would cause weight loss. Any acute illness or chronic illness can cause weight loss ...Read more

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Was prescribed leviquin 500mg 1x daily for Treatment of bronchitis/pneumonia but may have strep... Can I Take leviguin and amoxicillin 875mg 2x daily?

Was prescribed leviquin 500mg 1x daily for Treatment of bronchitis/pneumonia but may have strep... Can I Take leviguin and amoxicillin 875mg 2x daily?

Just take Levaquin (levofloxacin): There is no need to double on the two meds. Just take the Levaquin, (levofloxacin) which will also treat the sore throat, if it's bacterial. Otherwise, the sore throat could be viral, which most are, and only time will take it away. ...Read more

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I've taken nexium (esomeprazole) amoxicillin and levofloxacin for killing h.pylori. Why I loss weight after this treatment?

I've taken nexium (esomeprazole) amoxicillin and levofloxacin for killing h.pylori. Why I loss weight after this treatment?

Insomnia/stress: Along HP pylori can cause weight loss, the medication doesn't cause weight loss, but if you eat less because stomach pain you can lose weight ...Read more

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I have a muscle atrophy and body mass decrease after taking levofloxacin and amoxicillin. My appetite also decreased since then. Which medicine cause?

I have a muscle atrophy and body mass decrease after taking levofloxacin and amoxicillin. My appetite also decreased since then. Which medicine cause?

Need examination: There's a lot of information missing from your presentation. If I were to take what you're stating at face value then, my best answer is NONE of the medications are causing your complaint of MUSCLE ATROPHY and body mass loss. Something else is going on. I can explain if you'd like to set up an appointment at my URL: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can bacterial parotitis last 5 or 6 weeks? Going to ent swelling for 5 weeks doc said paratitis took amoxicillin and levofloxacin none helping swell

Can bacterial parotitis last 5 or 6 weeks? Going to ent swelling for 5 weeks doc said paratitis took amoxicillin and levofloxacin none helping swell

Swelling from an: Infection can last days to weeks after the initial insult to the tissue, depending on the location. For parotid gland infection, it would take more time for swelling to go down, especially if there is a stone obstructing the parotid gland. If there are no stones per ENT physician, then use warm compresses to help the swelling. If it still hurts, you may need longer antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I just finished taking h.pylori antibiotic. I took nexium (esomeprazole) 1hoirs before meal and amoxicillin levofloxacin after meal. Is it correct what I am taking?

Whether correct...: ...or not, you indicated the course of treatment is complete. Now what's needed is to assess the efficacy--was the H.pylori eradicated. Post-treatment testing is next in order. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...Read more

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Are there any good substitutes for amoxicillin?

Depends: It would depend on the type of infection being treated and the reason Amoxicillin is being avoided. You need to give more detail to your question. ...Read more

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I have amoxicillin from 09 is it alright to take?

I have amoxicillin from 09 is it alright to take?

May be not: Usually antibiotics that old may not be good as they loose potency. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin have pencillin in it?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is related to the penicillins. If allergic to pnc be aware before taking amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Which is stronger penicilln or amoxicillin?

Which is stronger penicilln or amoxicillin?

Depends on the: bacteria and the location of the infection. Both antibiotics are in the penicillin class of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is amoxicillin used to treat in babies?

What is amoxicillin used to treat in babies?

Amoxicillin: This a broad spectrum penicillin derivative that can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. In babies it may be used for ear infection, strep throat, and others. Unfortunately it is often prescribed when there is no obvious need, just to be on the safe side. This practice must be balanced against potential complications. ...Read more

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What are the various strengths in amoxicillin?

What are the various strengths in amoxicillin?

See below: Amoxicillin is available as
125, 250, 400mg. Chewable tablets
250, 500, 875, 1000mg tablets/capsules
125mg/5ml, 250mg/5ml, 400mg/5ml and 50mg/5ml liquid. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

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