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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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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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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more