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Doctor insights on: Levofloxacin 500 Mg And Alcohol

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Can you drink alcohol on levofloxacin?

Can you drink alcohol on levofloxacin?

Drug interaction: Checker on Drugs. Com did not reveal interactions btwn levofloxacin and alcohol. That doesn't mean that it isn't possible. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking levofloxacin?

Can I drink alcohol while taking levofloxacin?

You shouldn't: Alcohol is bad for the body's healing mechanisms, including the ability of certain white blood cells to find, capture and digest bacteria, and for the ability of certain other white blood cells to make antibodies to protect us. So, using it when you are infected is generally not advised. In addition, alcohol has lots of drug interactions which may impair the ability of antibiotics to work. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol 24 hours after taking levofloxacin?

Is it ok to drink alcohol 24 hours after taking levofloxacin?

Perhaps: Since you were given this drug for an infection of some kind, it may depend on how quickly or completely your infection resolved with this med. Since infections can be caused by multiple bacteria at once, this antibiotic may not treat all of them. Since alcohol can depress your immune system, if you have any signs of continued infection, you may want to avoid alcohol until resolved. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone? Will it diminish the effects?

Can I drink alcohol with levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone?  Will it diminish the effects?

You shouldn't: It would help to know why you are on Levaquin (levofloxacin) and predisone, but I will guess it is a pulmonary infection. Alcohol in amounts more than social drinking (1-2 drinks/day) impairs the cough reflex, increases chances of aspiration, damages our immune system and increases side effects of prednisone, especially stomach irritation/bleeding. If alcohol has become a problem for you, seek help. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me levaquin (levofloxacin) for prostatitis, I'm going to vegas for 3 days. Can I drink alcohol?

Yes: Of course, you can. It is never a good idea to be drinking etoh when you have an infection, but it is not likely to make you substantially worse. Have a good time, but keep the sex protected. ...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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I have prostatitis and taking levofloxacin 500 mg. I wanna how much interval should I give between two doses? 12 hours or 24 hours?

I have prostatitis and taking levofloxacin 500 mg. I wanna how much interval should I give between two doses? 12 hours or 24 hours?

24 hours recommended: You should followed your prescriber's instruction and instruction on medication bottle. Typical dosing of levaquin (levofloxacin) for prostatitis in a patient with normal kidney function is 500mg daily/every 24 hours for 28 days for chronic bacterial prostatitis. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis & I took levofloxacin 500 mg for 6 weeks and now again Dr. gave me same med for 1 month. I want to know will this med be helpful?

I have prostatitis & I took levofloxacin 500 mg for 6 weeks and now again Dr. gave me same med for 1 month. I want to know will this med be helpful?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: R/O prostatitis is tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. If no response to levoquin, try doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone. . You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also, switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com /GUTBLISS.com ...Read more

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If a test came back negative for strep, but I'm halfway through with a 10-day course of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 (1 qd), should I discontinue now?

If a test came back negative for strep, but I'm halfway through with a 10-day course of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 (1 qd), should I discontinue now?

Yes: Most throat problems are viral and if culture was negative it is best to stop and not risk causing more problems by continuing. ...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
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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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If taking levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 daily for 2 weeks, how long for it to be out of system?

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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Taking levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 for diverculitis it's been 7 days and I feel like symptoms are coming back.is it possible it's not working? Or I need more time?

Taking levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 for diverculitis it's been 7 days and I feel like symptoms are coming back.is it possible it's not working? Or I need more time?

Diverticulitis: It is possible that it is not working, specifically if symptoms are coming back. Possible complications of diverticulitis, alternate diagnoses as well as a review of your antibiotic coverage would be considered by your physician once you make him or her aware. Please inform your treating physician about your symptoms as soon as possible. ...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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Can you take nyquil on levofloxacin?

Can you take nyquil on levofloxacin?

Yes: One can take nyquil and Levofloxacin together if he has no problems with either drug. The drugs don't have the same ingredients, and don't normally react with each other. ...Read more

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) side effects?

Levaquin (levofloxacin) side effects?

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

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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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What is indication of levofloxacin pharex?

What is indication of levofloxacin pharex?

Levofloxacin Pharex: Is used to treat bacterial infections (bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin infections). It is an antibiotic. http://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/pharex%20levofloxacin ...Read more

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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) better than zpak?

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) better than zpak?

2 different classes: Of antibiotics that have different indications so cannot compare Each is better for certain indications. ...Read more

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Does smoking effect levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Does smoking effect levaquin (levofloxacin)?

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 more

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Can I take diazapam and levofloxacin together?

Can I take diazapam and levofloxacin together?

Yes: There are no known interactions, but as always it is important to discuss all of your medications with your doctor and if you have more than one provider make sure all of them know all the medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Does levaquin (levofloxacin) treat paronychia?

Does levaquin (levofloxacin) treat paronychia?

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