What is better for a sinus infection: levaquin (levofloxacin) or septra (bactrium)?

Both can work. Levaquin is an excellent antibiotic for sinusitis, although very expensive and with the rare, but significant side effect of tendonopathy and tendon rupture. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (septra) is also good, and a fraction of the cost. I culture many of patients sinuses and am consistently surprised the number of bacteria sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).

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I have a sinus infection and got 2 2 diff. Scripts fron 2 diff dr. 1. For levaquin (levofloxacin) and 1 for predisone which will work better?

Bad idea. Seeing different doctors for the same problem is okay as long as they know what other treatments you have been receiving. Keeping them in the dark on other treatments is potentially hazardous. In your case, Levaquin (levofloxacin) and steroids together can lead to certain issues with your tendons that the doctor would have counseled you about. I would pick your favorite of the 2 mds and ask what they think. Read more...

I have had acute sinus infection for 9 days was on levaquin (levofloxacin) 750mg for 10 days. Just finished them but still have facial pain on one side, no congestio?

Something else. Given that even if Levaquin (levofloxacin) was not the exact abx for the sinusitis it should have provided some relief by now since bacteria tend to stop proliferating temporarily while on an abx (even though it did not kill them). I suspect that your facial pain is likely from something else. Check with your doctor or get a 2nd opinion. Read more...

Is Levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg taken for 14 days a good dosage to treat a severe acute sinus infection and will it be enough?

Should be. However keep in mind many acute sinus infections are actually viral so antibiotics are not needed in the first place. Symptomatic management such as hydration, humidifier, and NSAID will best help you get through the infection. Read more...

Finished 7 days of 500mg levaquin (levofloxacin) 8 days ago for sinus infection. Felt better, but today all symptoms have returned. Is it possible it didn't clear up?

Well,... Since you felt better, the infection probably cleared up. You could have picked up another infection (bacterial) or you could have simple overproduction of mucus in your sinuses with increased congestion, often viral in nature, especially at this time of the year. See the Doctor and get an evaluation to better determine if you need an antibiotic or supportive measures to help the congestion. Read more...

My mother has been put on Levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg for 14 days due to a severe acute sinus infection. When will she start feeling better?

When sinuses clears. Speak to her doctor go for follow up , will refer her to ENT surgeon , some the fluid collection need to be drained , to clear the infection by simple out patient ' balloon dilation ' of the opening(s) of sinuses for faster relief . Read more...