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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
Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.
Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dr. Prescribed levofloxacin , 500, mg, i stopped taking after 5 days, that was two days ago, my kidneys are hurting both side I have COPD i take spiriva or advair for that, and had a lung infection, he told me he would prescribe some strong meds. I ask
By : By the date of this post a week has passed. I hope your issue has been resolved. If not you need to make contact with your doctor right away. If you ever feel "really worried" you must seek care right away. You could have had an adverse reaction from the Levofloxacin or even a urinary tract infection. Take care. ...Read more
No: Antibiotics for MRSA are: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 1 tab BID x 5-10 days( 2 tab BID if BMI >40);Clindamycin 300 mg Q8 hours (450 mg if BMI > 40); Doxycycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days; Minocycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days. If the infection is just a boil or a small abscess >Just incision and drainage alone, without antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed levofloxacin 250 mg for 3 days once a day. I have a 6 month old baby and she is breastfeed. How many days should I stop breastfeeding?
Breast feeding: You may continue to breast feed without a problem. ...Read more
Recurrent itch in the eyecorner, n upper-bottom eyelid(not inside).Used levofloxacin n gentamycin, when used them get bad itching, n much discharge, why ?
Difficult to tell: Without examining you and the discharge it is not possible to diagnose. This may be an allergic reaction to the medications, or the original cause is not being treated adequately. See an ophthalmologist and get this taken care of. Vision is too precious to fool around with. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overall rather safe: Allergic side effects: skin rash, urticaria, photosensitivity, rarely - anaphylaxis, stevens-johnson syndrome. Gastro-intestinal: diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, anorexia, stomatitis & rarely hepatitis. Kidney: interstitial nephritis, BUN & creatinine elevation & rarely kidney failure. Mood changes, cough & shortness of breath, easy bruising, weakness, insomnia, fatigue. Any changes noted ? Se. ...Read more
Neither: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is more active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more
Upper & lower respiratory tract infection: prescribed apo-levofloxacin 500mg (1/day for 7 days) how long will it take for the antibiotics to kick in?
2 days: If it's a bacterial infection the response is rapid, and you start to feel improvement in 2 days. However, antibiotics are ineffective in treating viral infection. Take the medication for 7 days as recommended by your physician. ...Read more
Prescribed tramadol as well as levofloxacin. Is it safe to take together? I have not had any siezure issues in the past.
CIPRO (ciprofloxacin): NO IT IS NOT OTOTOXIC PER THE COMPANY PACKAGE INSERT. ...Read more
I have Levaquin, (levofloxacin) Avelox toxicity 8 yrs. Advise for buzzing in body that wakes me every 2 hrs. Severe PN. Skin punch biopsy scheduled. ?
Buzzing?: Pl;ease resubmit your question: I do not understand what you mean by" buzzing in body"- call for an examination. ...Read more
Given levaquin (levofloxacin) and antibiotic shot in rump for pneum. Now having severe pain in hip joint on injection leg also shoulder pain. Is this side affect?
Not normally from: Levaquin (levofloxacin). Some people will have myalgias from intermuscular injections, but not joint pain as often. There is evidence linking Levaquin (levofloxacin) and development of neuropathy, but usually a single dose would not cause it and most likely not in the shoulder. You may have inflammation from the pneumo irritating past arthritis. Pay attention to any other unusual symptoms and check back with your doc. ...Read more
Achilles tendinitis: Many serious side effects can occur with levofloxacin; epiocates lists 25 and 2 have black box warnings, meaning they are particularly worrisome. After several days taking levoflox., the achilles tendon can become sore and rupture; takes a long time to heal. Also myasthenia gravis can worsen, seizures, suicidal thoughts, depression, psychosis, abnormal heart rhythms, severe allergic reactions, etc. ...Read more
I had surgery, now I have an infection (Pseudomonas aeruginosa skin) I'm taking levofloxacin 500mg. How long for the infection to star clearing up?
Skin infection: You should notice that the infection is not getting worse in 24-48 hours and starting to get better in 3-5 days. If it does not or is getting worse you should contact your doctor especially if you are getting fevers after 48 hours, or you have new onset of fevers at any time. ...Read more
Can the antibiotic levofloxacin cause vaginal bleeding? I took my first dose yesterday and an hour and a half later I was bleeding bright red blood.
You *may*, but ...: The only time I would see using these at the same time is in the unfortunate circumstance that you were treating a urinary tract infection with the nitrofurantoin and a different infection with the levofloxacin - a highly unlikely circumstance. There's no reason to be using the two together to be treating the same infection. When it comes to antibacterials, never ever use more than you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can levofloxacin overdose (side effects) show after few days of treatment? I'm feeling weak and now have constant dizziness after the treatment
Levofloxacin: These would be rare and unusual complications of therapy with this drug and should prompt you to go back and see the doctor who prescribed it since it is highly likely that something unrelated to the medication is in progress. Good luck. ...Read more