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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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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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I have prostatitis and taking levofloxacin 500 mg. I wanna how much interval should I give between two doses? 12 hours or 24 hours?

I have prostatitis and taking levofloxacin 500 mg. I wanna how much interval should I give between two doses? 12 hours or 24 hours?

24 hours recommended: You should followed your prescriber's instruction and instruction on medication bottle. Typical dosing of levaquin (levofloxacin) for prostatitis in a patient with normal kidney function is 500mg daily/every 24 hours for 28 days for chronic bacterial prostatitis. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis & I took levofloxacin 500 mg for 6 weeks and now again Dr. Gave me same med for 1 month. I want to know will this med be helpful?

I have prostatitis & I took levofloxacin 500 mg for 6 weeks and now again Dr. Gave me same med for 1 month. I want to know will this med be helpful?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: R/O prostatitis is tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. If no response to levoquin, try doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone. . You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com /GUTBLISS. Com ...Read more

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If a test came back negative for strep, but I'm halfway through with a 10 day course of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 (1 qd), should I discontinue now?

If a test came back negative for strep, but I'm halfway through with a 10 day course of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 (1 qd), should I discontinue now?

Yes: Most throat problems are viral and if culture was negative it is best to stop and not risk causing more problems by continuing. ...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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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?

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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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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How strong is levofloxacin for a person in early 20s? when is it usually prescribed?

How strong is levofloxacin for a person in early 20s? when is it usually prescribed?

Strong: Not Issue: Antibiotics are not strong or weak, they are used to eliminate organisms that are causing the medical issue. Each antibiotic is designed to be effective per the location of infection and type of bacteria that is generating the infection. So the question is does the antibiotic chosen for you the correct one addressing the location and type of infection you have. ...Read more

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What to do if I overdosed on levofloxacin 750 mg the dosage is 1 tablet daily, I took 3 in one day, now I feel terrible?

What to do if I overdosed on levofloxacin 750 mg the dosage is 1 tablet daily, I took 3 in one day, now I feel terrible?

Levofloxacin: Please call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States & it will connect you to your local Poison Control Center. It is a free service & is available 24/7. ...Read more