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What is the definition or description of: Levofloxacin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Levofloxacin allergy?

Hypersensitivity: Reactions with Levofloxacin may cause "cardiovascular collapse, hypotension/shock, seizure, loss of consciousness, tingling, angioedema (including tongue, laryngeal, throat, or facial edema/swelling), airway obstruction (including bronchospasm, shortness of breath, and acute respiratory distress), dyspnea, urticaria, itching, and other serious skin reactions." REF: https://www.drugs.com/pro/leva ...Read more

Levofloxacin Allergy (Definition)

reactions with Levofloxacin may cause "cardiovascular collapse, hypotension/shock, seizure, loss of consciousness, tingling, angioedema (including tongue, laryngeal, throat, or facial edema/swelling), airway obstruction (including bronchospasm, shortness of breath, and acute respiratory distress), dyspnea, urticaria, itching, and other serious ...Read more


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Took levaquin (levofloxacin) recently due to allergies to other meds. I heard can cause mental issues. Is this while taking it or permanent? Should i be worried??

Took levaquin (levofloxacin) recently due to allergies to other meds. I heard can cause mental issues. Is this while taking it or permanent? Should i be worried??

No: The problem is it's potentially to weaken your tendons causing tears esp at the heels. A few people with a cardiac abnormality may develop rhythm problem from taking levaquin (levofloxacin). Mental problem is not a common issue at all. Having said that, the majority of people who have taken the quinolone class (levaquin (levofloxacin) (levofloxacin) is one) of abx do not end up with complications but safer option be chosen if available. ...Read more

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I have a sulfa allergy. Is if safe to take levaquin?

I have a sulfa allergy. Is if safe to take levaquin?

Yes: There's no relationship between sulfa allergy and being allergic to the class of drugs levaquin is in (floroquinilones). Take as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

I am getting dehydrated no reason. Went to urgent care on feb 27 urinary tract inf. No fever. He gave me doxycycline 2 times a day I have horrible drug allergies can only take levaquin avelox penicillin cannot take sulfa or macrobid. He gave me doxycycl

Dehydration : Dehydration can occur easily when a patient has an infection. An infection can cause a fever, even when the patient isn't always aware, and the skin flushes, with more fluid evaporating. In addition, if a patient isn't feeling well, they often don't drink or eat as much as they typically do. Patient's who are on other medications, including cardiovascular medications, can be more sensitive to the effects of dehydration. Signs of allergic reaction to a medication usually includes rash that is usually hives, swelling, itching, or shortness of breath. ...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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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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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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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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Any serious side effects of levofloxacin pharex?

Any serious side effects of levofloxacin pharex?

Levofloxacin: Yes — this is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, and like all antibiotics and medications should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor. Hopefully your prescription is only short term (like for a UTI) but some side effects can occur. A serious but rare side effect is tendon-rupture. There can also be nausea, vomiting, headaches, rash, yeast infections, diarrhea etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

What are the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Various: Levofloxacin(levoquin) like most antibiotics has many potential side effects although most patients tolerate them without problems. Nausia, vomiting and diarrhea are among the most common side effects. Allergic reactions occur occasionally. Clostridium difficile colitis occurs. Rarely elderly or immunocompromised patients can develop tendonitis or tendon rupture especially the achilles tendon. ...Read more

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How to lessen the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin) 750?

How to lessen the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin) 750?

AT THAT DOSE: I can not think about many non potentially fatal conditions for which to take that high of a dose, for longer than 5 days or so. I would request info on why that specific antibiotic, at that particular dose. ...Read more

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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) strong antibiotics?

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) strong antibiotics?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Levaquin (levofloxacin) kills many types of bacteria, so yes, I'd classify it as a strong antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can levofloxacin and citalopram be taken together?

Can levofloxacin and citalopram be taken together?

Drug interaction: An increase risk of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, (torsades de pointes) has be reported when citalopram and Levofloxacin are taken together.Thus, this combination should be used with caution particularly in patients with heart problems. It is important to discuss any concerns with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take levaquin (levofloxacin) and glimepiride?

Is it okay to take levaquin (levofloxacin) and glimepiride?

Maybe: An interaction check using eprocrates indicates that this combination may alter glycemic control. That means there is a risk or either or low blood sugar. You should monitor you glucose levels and discussmeds with you pcp. ...Read more

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Can I still breastfeed while taking Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Can I still breastfeed while taking Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Yes: You can breastfeed while taking levaquin, (levofloxacin) may try to wait 4-6 hrs after taking the dose to lessen the exposure to the child ...Read more

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Can levofloxacin cause weight loss?

Can levofloxacin cause weight loss?

Yes; best avoided: Leavquin has been reported as a side effect of Levofloxacin, esp. when it also causes reduced appetite and nausea.
Levaofloxacin and its cousins can cause many serious and lasting side effects. As a result I advise avoiding it if at all possible. If you're currently taking it please ask your prescribing doctor for an alternative.
See http://tinyurl.com/mzt7798 and
http://www.survivingcipro.com ...Read more

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Can I drink wine while on levofloxacin?

Can I drink wine while on levofloxacin?

Delays absorption : There are no drug interactions between Levofloxacin and alcohol but alcohol may retard or delay absorption of levofloxacin. ...Read more

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Can I have sex while taking levofloxacin?

Can I have sex while taking levofloxacin?

See answer: You can have sex while on this antibx but remember that most antibx may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills so assure you use condoms also, which should be a good practice anyway to prevent any std's. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin) for infection?

What are the side effects of levaquin (levofloxacin) for infection?

Several- check PI: Side effects of Levofloxacin includes: potential for contracting c difficile associated diarrhea, achilles tendon rupture, and potentially, a prolonged qtc on an ekg, increasing the risk of torsades.

The list of side effects is listed in the product insert, available at the product website or on the advertisement reverse side. ...Read more

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