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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) better than zpak?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 2 different classes
of antibiotics that have different indications so cannot compare Each is better for certain indications.

In brief: 2 different classes
of antibiotics that have different indications so cannot compare Each is better for certain indications.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: CAN NOT COMPARE
These are two different Antibiotics with different indications and uses and rarey used together Levaquin is a quinolone with wider coverage han Zithromax.
But Zithromax is very effective and has to be taken either once or for 5 days most of the time CAN NOT COMPARE

In brief: CAN NOT COMPARE
These are two different Antibiotics with different indications and uses and rarey used together Levaquin is a quinolone with wider coverage han Zithromax.
But Zithromax is very effective and has to be taken either once or for 5 days most of the time CAN NOT COMPARE
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on bug
Try not to think of antibiotics in terms of "better" or "worse", rather by what bugs they treat and side effect profile.
For example, Levaquin (levofloxacin) works well for kidney and prostate infections, whereas we wouldn't use it for something like chlamydia first line (that would be Azithromycin or what's in the zpack). Levaquin (levofloxacin) has a black box warning for tendon rupture, zpack no black box warning.

In brief: Depends on bug
Try not to think of antibiotics in terms of "better" or "worse", rather by what bugs they treat and side effect profile.
For example, Levaquin (levofloxacin) works well for kidney and prostate infections, whereas we wouldn't use it for something like chlamydia first line (that would be Azithromycin or what's in the zpack). Levaquin (levofloxacin) has a black box warning for tendon rupture, zpack no black box warning.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
In brief: Depends
It depends on what you are treating.

In brief: Depends
It depends on what you are treating.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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