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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
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
Can levofloxin be used to treat a strep throat infection? Are there better choices? I am allergic to penicillin and tetracylinces.
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
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?
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.!
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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
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
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?
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
Levofloxacin: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/levofloxacin-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Lithium: No significant interactions as long as heart and kidney functions are normal. ...Read more