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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Azor, levofloxacin, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and sucralfate are meds do these interact in anyway?

Absorption: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and carafate may decrease the absorption of the other medications. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Who should not take Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Who should not take Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): "Levaquin® is contraindicated in persons with known hypersensitivity to levofloxacin, or other quinolone antibacterials." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/levaquin. Html ...Read more

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Is Levaquin (levofloxacin) good after 2 years?

Ask your pharmacist: Ask your pharmacist who provided the prescription and they can tell you ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Please describe the medication: levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Antibiotic: Treats infections that are caused by certain kinds of bacteria. Also used to treat and prevent anthrax infection after exposure. Also used to treat and prevent plague. This medicine is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. ...Read more

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What happens if you take expired levaquin (levofloxacin)?

What happens if you take expired levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Should not: You should not take any expired med, including antibiotics. Because you lose efficacy and may have side effects of chemical structure change, lose stability etc.... ...Read more

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What risks are associated with repeated usage of levofloxacin?

Levofloxacin: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/levofloxacin-side-effects. Html

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I'm taking levofloxacin but I feel better can I stop taking them?

I'm taking levofloxacin but I feel better can I stop taking them?

Levofloxacin: You don't say what you were being treated for, how long you had been taking it and how long it was prescribed for. Call the doctor who prescribed this and ask the same question. You don't want to have the infection come right back because it wasn't treated thoroughly enough. ...Read more

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How long does levofloxacin suppress appetite sise effects last?

How long does levofloxacin suppress appetite sise effects last?

Appetite suppression: Or promotion is not a commonly reported response to the antibiotic levoquin: See this PI (Prescribing Information) insert: http://lib. Hebust. Edu. Cn/ywyfzsk/zsk/pi/levaquin.pdf and search Google. Any changes in appetite are more likely due to other issues or possibly uniquely individual. ...Read more

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I feel worse after taking levaquin (levofloxacin). Is this normal?

I feel worse after taking levaquin (levofloxacin). Is this normal?

Some people feel but: Some people feel worse as a side effect of taking Levaquin
You feel worse for the condition you are being treated for or a side effect from taking Levaquin
Discuss your concern with your doctor and may need change to a different antibiotic ...Read more

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Should I feel worse after taking levaquin (levofloxacin)? What should I do?

Should I feel worse after taking levaquin (levofloxacin)? What should I do?

Depends yur conditio: It depends what you are taking Levaquin (levofloxacin) for
levaquin is an an antibiotic used for infections in different parts of body. Like pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, urinary tract infection etc.
If you feel worse that means either the antibiotic is not effective or you are getting unpleasant side effects from it
check with your doctor who prescribed the antibiotics why you are feeling worse. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 2 500 mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) today will I be ok?

I accidentally took 2 500 mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) today will I be ok?

CAUTION: Levaquin can increase the level or effect of Xanax (alprazolam). .. So be extremely careful driving, making big decision, or operating machinery. If you have any issues, head to the ER for evaluation or management. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any experiences with the long effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Has anyone had any experiences with the long effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Quinolones: I have used Ciprofloxacin or Levofloxacin for chronic suppression of a variety of infections with courses of therapy >12 months without incident although side effects may occur including c. Difficile infection. ...Read more

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How strong is levofloxacin for a person in early 20s? when is it usually prescribed?

How strong is levofloxacin for a person in early 20s? when is it usually prescribed?

Strong: Not Issue: Antibiotics are not strong or weak, they are used to eliminate organisms that are causing the medical issue. Each antibiotic is designed to be effective per the location of infection and type of bacteria that is generating the infection. So the question is does the antibiotic chosen for you the correct one addressing the location and type of infection you have. ...Read more

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If taking levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 daily for 2 weeks, how long for it to be out of system?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Levaquin (levofloxacin) has a fairly short half life of 8 hours. .. Should be out of your body in 2-3 days. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I overdosed on levofloxacin 750 mg the dosage is 1 tablet daily, I took 3 in one day, now I feel terrible?

Levofloxacin: Please call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States & it will connect you to your local Poison Control Center. It is a free service & is available 24/7. ...Read more