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I have to take levofloxcin for a UTI im afraid of side effects are they common in young healthy adults?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Why levo

In young healthy adult, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is well tolerated.
However, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a pretty strong antibiotic for just a regular urinary infection, unless your urine culture showed that you had a bacteria that is resistant to other antibiotics. If you did not have a urine culture done, then be aware that there is rising bacterial resistance to the class of antibiotics that Levaquin (levofloxacin) falls under.

In brief: Why levo

In young healthy adult, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is well tolerated.
However, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a pretty strong antibiotic for just a regular urinary infection, unless your urine culture showed that you had a bacteria that is resistant to other antibiotics. If you did not have a urine culture done, then be aware that there is rising bacterial resistance to the class of antibiotics that Levaquin (levofloxacin) falls under.
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Dr. Susan Lurie
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not usually

Levofloxacin is generally well tolerated.
It is contraindicated in pregnancy and you should try to stay out of direct sunlight while you are taking the medication, but otherwise there should not be any side effects with the once daily regimen.

In brief: Not usually

Levofloxacin is generally well tolerated.
It is contraindicated in pregnancy and you should try to stay out of direct sunlight while you are taking the medication, but otherwise there should not be any side effects with the once daily regimen.
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