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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are the effects of levofloxacin when prescribed lithium at the same time?

What are the effects of levofloxacin when prescribed lithium at the same time?

Lithium: No significant interactions as long as heart and kidney functions are normal.

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Dr. Joy Jackson Dr. Jackson
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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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

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.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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?

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.

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Do levofloxacin work with drinking alcahol. ..

Do levofloxacin work with drinking alcahol. ..

Drinking and Meds: It does not work as well if you drink alcohol while taking medication.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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.

Dr. Marvin Den Dr. Den
Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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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.?

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.

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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?

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.

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter Dr. Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
38 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Levofloxacin -- any serious side effects?

Levofloxacin -- any serious side effects?

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.

Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How long does levofloxacin stay in the system?

How long does levofloxacin stay in the system?

Dosed every 24 hours: The half-life is 6-8 hours. It is excreted primarily as an unchanged product in the urine. By 24-48 hours most if not all of this medication should be out of your system.

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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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?

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.

Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Wayne Wolf Dr. Wolf
Surgery
16 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Charles Turck Dr. Turck
Pharmacology
13 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you mix nitrofurantoin and levofloxacin or are they antagonists?

Can you mix nitrofurantoin and levofloxacin or are they antagonists?

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.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can levofloxacin overdose (side effects) show after few days of treatment? I'm feeling weak and now have constant dizziness after the treatment

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.

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Levofloxacin 500 mg bad for you?

No: If it was bad for you, the fda wouldn't have approved it. It's good for you if you need it. If you don't need it, you shouldn't take it.

Dr. Philip Baney Dr. Baney
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Does levaquin (levofloxacin) make u sick?

Does levaquin (levofloxacin) make u sick?

Yes: It can sometimes cause stomach upset and headaches, this is not an allergic run so don't stop it until you talk to your doctor.

Dr. Naomi Zilkha Dr. Zilkha
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can children use Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Can children use Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Normally Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not used in patients under the age of 18 unless there is a very specific reason to do so.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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