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If I have a severe levaquin allergy, can I take azithromycin?

If I have a severe levaquin allergy, can I take azithromycin?

Maybe, maybe not: These are very different antibiotics and generally treat different bacteria, although there is some overlap. Whether azithro can replace levofloxacin depends on the particular kind of infection being treated and the bacteria causing it. For example, azithro is not effective against most urinary tract infections. Disucss with the doc or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...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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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 its 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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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

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Will taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and many medicines cause frequent urination?

Will taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and many medicines cause frequent urination?

No. But,: Levaquin (levofloxacin) should not cause frequent urination. Some medicines could slow down emptying of bladder (eg, decongestants). If the bladder does not empty well, frequent incomplete voids may develop. Also, subsequent UTI and kidney disease may develop in this case, esp in men with prostate enlargement. ...Read more

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I took the drug Levaquin (levofloxacin) how long will it take me to recover and what type of Doctor should I see?

Need more informatio: The answer depends on why you took the levquin. You can see a physician that deals with that medical problem ...Read more

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Has Levaquin, or any fluoroquinolone med, ever been used as a chemotherapy drug?

Has Levaquin, or any fluoroquinolone med, ever been used as a chemotherapy drug?

Yes, you're correct!: Here's a link for you: http://www. Collective-evolution. Com/2014/10/15/fda-allows-chemo-drugs-prescribed-antibiotics/ ...Read more

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I took a few weeks of Levaquin last year for illness. Should I worry about long term affects? Because I see it was a chemo drug

I took a few weeks of Levaquin last year for illness. Should I worry about long term affects? Because I see it was a chemo drug

If your exposure...: ...was limited to a 2 week prescribed course of directed antibacterial therapy that you at the time tolerated well, then please worry less regarding such use of Levaquin. ...Read more

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I recently was prescribed Levaquin for a UTI, and its 3 weeks since, and I have very painful ligaments/muscles. Hx of tendon tear with same drug.

I recently was prescribed Levaquin for a UTI, and its 3 weeks since, and I have very painful ligaments/muscles. Hx of tendon tear with same drug.

Side effects drug: IF you know that a specific drug has side effects then make sure your health care provider knows this. If you feel you are having side effects do the same. Ask you r health care provider if there is an alternative antibiotic you can safely take. It is in part your job to make your health car provider aware of these things don't be passive about what you know what you think they know about you ...Read more

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Thanks what drug would be best for my situation with retracted tympanic membrane ears no longer hurt after 10 days of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg?

Thanks what drug would be best for my situation with retracted tympanic membrane ears no longer hurt after 10 days of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg?

No meds if no sympto: Apparently you have been treated for an ear infection causing retracted ear drum and you have finished a course of antibiotics, your ears no longer hurt. If you do have symptoms than decongestants like sudafed may also help to decongest the eustachian tube which can sometime get blocked and creates negative pressure in the middle ear which causes retracted ear drum
sometimes valsalva maneuver hel. ...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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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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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 different types of bacteria, so yes, i'd classify it as a strong antibiotic. ...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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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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Can levaquin give you heartburn?? Been having it since I started it.

Can levaquin give you heartburn?? Been having it since I started it.

Unlikely to be relat: Heart burn is common and often not related to taking medicines. It is not a commonly reported side effect of Levaquin. You should take an antacid (many available over the counter, like Pepcid or Omeprazole (the purple capsules). ...Read more

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Can patient get levaquin (levofloxacin) if he allergic to penicillin?

Yes: If patient allergic to penicillin, they can get different option of medication, and Levaquin (levofloxacin) is one of them. ...Read more

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Tendon ruptures and disabilities caused from levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Tendon ruptures and disabilities caused from levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Fluoroqunolones: Based on the information in animal studies, this class of drugs is avoid in children and there are reports of tendonitis in adults from prolonged use. I personally have used this class of drugs for prolonged periods of time in patients with chronic infection and have never seen any problems with tendonitis. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime along with axitrhomycin as strong as levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Is cefuroxime along with axitrhomycin as strong as levaquin (levofloxacin)?

DOUBLE ANTIBIOTIC: Coverage is rather unusual. Antibiotics are all good and effective, as long as prescribed for the right reasons/conditions.
I am still not sure about those 2 particular antibiotics being prescribed at the same time... ...Read more