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Is it safe to use levaquin (levofloxacin) while 8 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to use levaquin (levofloxacin) while 8 weeks pregnant?

Not wise: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a type of antibiotic known as a fluoroquinolone. There is some concern about fluoroquinolones causing damage to the growth plates in bones. I would not advise it. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take levaquin (levofloxacin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take levaquin (levofloxacin) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Category C/ concerns: Study of this class of abx has shown problems in animal studies, but lot in existing data from human exposure. This places it in a cat c group. During lactation, the status is not clear. ...Read more

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Is it safe to try to get pregnant without starting prenatal vitamins or taking a weeks worth? I'm also finishing levaquin (levofloxacin) 3 days before ovulation.

Is it safe to try to get pregnant without starting  prenatal vitamins or taking a weeks worth? I'm also finishing levaquin (levofloxacin) 3 days before  ovulation.

Safe: Using prenatal vitamins, a multivitamin, or just Folic Acid for 2 months prior to pregnancy reduces your risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect or a cardiac defect. So take your vitamins! the fact that you are using Levaquin (levofloxacin) prior to ovulation doesn't change your risk. Safe to try and get pregnant? Probably. To decrease your anxiety take your vitamins and wait 'til next month. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant while taking levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Can u  get pregnant while taking levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Yes: It is odd to take abx during sex, but you can get pregnant while taking them :d if you think you may be pregnant, tell your prescriber or OB or pharmacist asap, as this changes the risks of the med, and they may suggest you stop it (but don't do it on your own). ...Read more

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both Fallopian tubes removed, w/ hx of endo. I take bc pills to keep cycles reg. currently on Levaquin for sinus infection..fear getting pregnant??

 both Fallopian tubes removed, w/ hx of endo. I take bc pills to keep cycles reg. currently on Levaquin for sinus infection..fear getting pregnant??

No risk, no worry: If your tubes indeed have been removed you are infertile and pregnancy is impossible. Your bc pills are having no effect on your chance of pregnancy and the antibiotic will make no difference either. (Anyway, antibiotic interference with hormonal contraception is greatly exaggerated. It's not quite an urban myth, but it is a very rare problem if it occurs at all.) ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i was taking levofloxacin tavanic during my ovulation, so my question is if u got pregnant what are the risks that baby is not normal?

Hello doctors, i was taking levofloxacin tavanic during my ovulation, so my question is if u got pregnant what are the risks that baby is not normal?

No harm: When you ovulate it still takes time for the sperm to meet the egg and start growing cells that divide and grow a baby. The first 4 weeks of a pregnancy we call "all or nothing" which means you either have to do a lot of harm which will cause a miscarriage (not from your medication) or nothing will damage the baby! ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant while on birth control and levofloxacin?

Can i get pregnant while on birth control and levofloxacin?

Which oral contracep: Levofloxacin doesn't impact many oral contraceptive but can impact use of mestranol / norethindrone. ...Read more

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I ve bin spotting for almost fourteen days now and I had sex and had a normal bleeding for some hours but now it's back 2 spotting again. I ve done a pregnancy test thrice all negatives bin taking this drug Levofloxacin Tablets but am still spotting. What

I ve bin spotting for almost fourteen days now and I had sex and had a normal bleeding for some hours but now it's back 2 spotting again. I ve done a pregnancy test thrice all negatives bin taking this drug Levofloxacin Tablets but am still spotting. What

Spotting: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Any safer alternative to levaquin?

Any safer alternative to levaquin?

Safer?: Levaquin is a 3rd generation floroquinalone and is used for many conditions. It is generally safe and well tolerated. What is your concern exactly? Is it tendon or joint problems, gastrointestinal issues, or sensitivity? Worth discussing with the prescribing doctor. ...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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Is it safe to take a multivitamin while on levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin while on levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Yes: But do not take them at the same time since certain things such as calcium and iron can decrease the absorption of the antimicrobial. ...Read more

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Will i get oregnant if i just got off the nuvaring and taking the antibiotic levofloxacin?

Will i get oregnant if i just got off the nuvaring and taking the antibiotic levofloxacin?

Unlikely: No birth control is 100% effective anyway, but the nuvaring, if used correctly, is very effective. Levofloxacin does not interfere with how well the NuvaRing works. ...Read more

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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) safe? I have pain in the top middle of my back and my cafs feel really tight. I also fell pin and needles through out my body.

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) safe? I have pain in the top middle of my back and my cafs feel really tight. I also fell pin and needles through out my body.

Many side effects : Safety is a relative term. Every pharmaceutical (& most herbs) has side effects.While most who take Levaquin (levofloxacin) have few if any side effects, it can have serious & long-lasting side effects. Your symptoms could be due to levaquin (levofloxacin). Please contact the doc who prescribed it.It sounds wise to stop it but then you might need a different antibiotic. See http://www.Levaquin (levofloxacin)adversesideeffect.Com/side-effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins and levaquin (levofloxacin) together? Do i need to wait hours in between?

Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins and levaquin (levofloxacin) together? Do i need to wait hours in between?

Wait, if convenient: Some recommend separating the time one takes Levaquin (levofloxacin) and when one takes vitamins by a couple of hours. This is probably from a thought that the two might interact and decrease the effectiveness of the antibiotic. Not sure if this thought has been proven true. ...Read more

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Is it safe or needed to take Macrobid with levaquin (levofloxacin) for a uti?

Is it safe or needed to take Macrobid with levaquin (levofloxacin) for a uti?

UTI: You need not normally take both antibiotics, only the one or other. If you had a Urinalysis with C&S, the bacteria would be known as well as what antibiotic was specific for treating the infection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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