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Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) and levofloxin together?

Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) and levofloxin together?

DON' T: No contraindications but as a general rule, try taking any antibiotics or short term medication by itself so as to prevent interactions with other meds which may also make it less efficacious. ...Read more

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Yes the antibiotics I'm taking are levofloxin. Shouldi stop working out?

Yes the antibiotics I'm taking are levofloxin. Shouldi stop working out?

Probably best: That you take it a bit easy, as fluoroquinolones, the antibiotic class of levofloxacin, is associated with tendon problems including rare achillles tendon ruptures. But if your are taking an antibiotic, it tells me you have some infection requiring treatment, and that independent of the antibiotic you are taking, you should be resting - though I wouldn't encouraged bed rest either. ...Read more

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Can levofloxin be used to treat a strep throat infection? Are there better choices? I am allergic to penicillin and tetracylinces.

Can levofloxin be used to treat a strep throat infection? Are there better choices? I am allergic to penicillin and tetracylinces.

Yes: Strep throat is due to a Gram positive bacteria. Levofloxin can treat that as well as many Gram negative bacteria. Since you are allergic to PCN and Tetracycline this is a logical choice. ...Read more

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Medicine- levoflaxin 500mg- what would this be?

Medicine- levoflaxin 500mg- what would this be?

Fluroquinolone: Levofloxacin is a broad spectrum antimicrobial within the drug class of fluoroquinolones. It can be used for a wide range of infections from pneumonia to urinary tract infections. As with all antimicrobials, confirmation that the offending organism is sensitive should be confirmed to assure that Levofloxacin is the most appropriate drug. The dose needs to be lowered with reduced kidney function. ...Read more

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I just started taking levofloxain 500mg I'm feeling jumpy at night I also noticed that I have begun to itch more. Should I stop taking levofloxain 500?

I just started taking levofloxain 500mg I'm feeling jumpy at night I also noticed that I have begun to itch more. Should I stop taking levofloxain 500?

It's not: Wise to stop a medication without consulting the Prescriber!! That being said Levoflloxacin allergy is not uncommon! The itching would be a common side effect the jumpiness would not! Contact your Prescriber ASAP (or whoever is "covering the practice...this is a Holiday weekend.!
Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you drink on levoflaxin?

There are no: Strict warnings for which I am aware. It's not such a risk that we are sure to caution everyone. By the same token, be judicous, if so should not be a problem. ...Read more

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What can I do for damaged tendons caused by levoflox?

What can I do for damaged tendons caused by levoflox?

Let me explain: Levaquin and Cipro (are two of the more popular drugs in this class of antibiotics, but others which could also be associated with the risk of tendon damage include tequin Penetrex Factive (gemifloxacin) Maxaquin Avelox Noroxin, Floxin and trovan.
The treatment fot that it depend on the amount of damage from casting and surgical repair. ...Read more

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I have cough since 3 weaks. I took levoflox tab for 5 days. But its not responding.?

I have cough since 3 weaks. I took levoflox tab for 5 days. But its not responding.?

Cough: First off, cough is the most lingering symptom of a cold, so even if the antibiotic worked, cough could still stay on for a while, although, should be getting better. Another reason for not going away is that the antibiotic was not the right treatment choice. In that case, you will need to contact your doc and have him do further work up of your condition. ...Read more

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Started 500mg of levofloxcin. 1x I took I was up all night is that a side effect. Haven't slept prior to taking cuz was up sick. I need to slp?

Started 500mg of levofloxcin. 1x I took I was up all night is that a side effect. Haven't slept prior to taking cuz was up sick. I need to slp?

Could be from that: Levofloxacin has a listed 4% incidence of insomnia. If it's really bothering you, talk to your doc about taking something else or whether you really need this at all. ...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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What kind of rashes do levofloxcin causes?

What kind of rashes do levofloxcin causes?

Skin rash: Can be anything from red prickly rash from head to toe to hives. Some hives more serious and need interruption of medication and medical attention as canberra life threatening. ...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?

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?

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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