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Levaquin (Definition)

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 ...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

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?

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 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 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. Some people will have myalgias from intermuscular injections, but not joint pain as often. There is evidence linking Levaquin 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