Levaquin treats what?
what treatment is levaquin for
Asked by Eartha Sharman 5 months ago.
LEVAQUIN Kills Bacteria that Cause Common Infections LEVAQUIN is a broad-spectrum quinolone antibiotic used to treat lung, sinus, skin, and urinary tract infections caused by certain germs called bacteria. If you have one of these kinds of infections, your healthcare professional may have chosen to prescribe LEVAQUIN to treat your infection. LEVAQUIN kills many of the types of bacteria that can infect the lungs, sinuses, skin, and urinary tract and has been shown in a large number of clinical trials to be safe and effective for the treatment of bacterial infections. I am currently taking for a sinus infection and the post nasa drip going into my lungs. It is one of the most potent antibiotics out there. Answered by Shala Sexauer 5 months ago.
LEVAQUIN is a quinolone antibiotic used in adults as a lung, sinus, skin, and urinary tract infection treatment when such infections are caused by certain bacteria. LEVAQUIN kills many of the types of bacteria that can infect the lungs, sinuses, skin, and urinary tract and has been shown in a large number of clinical trials to be safe and effective for the treatment of many bacterial infections Answered by Gabriele Hodo 5 months ago.
anyone ever take it? how long does it take to work and how long before it stops sinus infection?? side effects??
Asked by Laurence Pettingill 5 months ago.
Levaquin is a fluroquinolone antibiotic. First it depends on what is causing the sinus infection. It could be viral or bacterial. If caused by a bacteria then Levaquin is a good choice. Levaquin must be taken seperate by 2 hrs either side of any milk, butter,cheese, multivitamins or antacids (Tums, Maalox, or Mylanta). This can bind the medication reducing the efficacy by up to 50%. Since antibiotics don't actually fight off the infection, it just aids your body in doing so, your body needs to be hydrated (to break up mucus in the sinus cavaties) in order to work. Mostly 2-3 days should start to work and fully resolve in 10 to 14 days. Side effects include dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, rash (if allergic), possible heart arrythmias (if taken with certain other drugs), and increased likelyhood of sunburn. Hope you feel better Answered by Norman Urtado 5 months ago.
Levaquin Sinus Infection Answered by Andre Kissinger 5 months ago.
This is a very common antibiotic. You should see results in a day or two depending on how severe the infection. I never had side effects from it, but they should be listed on a paper from the pharmacy when you filled the script. Answered by Aubrey Gettel 5 months ago.
It takes 3-5 days to work.For complete recovery it depends on the severity of infection but usually it takes up to 7 days for complete recovery. Not worth mentioning side effects and varies case to case.and usually its a safe group of antibiotics. Answered by Angelyn Vakil 5 months ago.
I was on Levaquin last year. I didn't have that kind of problem. It was just a problem with my other medications. I am on Septra its an antibiotic for a sinus infection. I never heard of Levaquin doing that before. That's strange. I hope you can get some answers about it. talk to your pharmcy about it. they can help you. You probably have a reaction to the medicine. Talk to your doctor too. Answered by Refugio Orouke 5 months ago.
What are the side effects of levaquin? PLEASE ANSWER!?
i took levaquin on friday and on that day i felt depression, my stomach was hurting (probably cause i barely ate on thursday and friday) and today i feel nervous and anxious and i am kind of cold, even though its like 80 something degrees here, but i didnt take the pill today so i want to know how long levaquin...
Asked by Lorie Jochim 5 months ago.
i took levaquin on friday and on that day i felt depression, my stomach was hurting (probably cause i barely ate on thursday and friday) and today i feel nervous and anxious and i am kind of cold, even though its like 80 something degrees here, but i didnt take the pill today so i want to know how long levaquin side effects persist and i also what to know what to look out for. 1. how long does it take for the side effects to go away? 2. what symptoms should i be worried about, like which ones are the ones i should call my doctor for if i have them? Answered by Angla Laware 5 months ago.
LEVAQUIN [levofloxacin], is a third generation Fluoroquinolone. It is a very potent antibiotic. It is more potent than the 2nd generation CIPRO. It is associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture [This adverse reaction most frequently involves the Achilles tendon, and rupture of the Achilles tendon may require surgical repair. Tendinitis and tendon rupture in the rotator cuff (the shoulder), the hand, the biceps, the thumb, and other tendon sites have also been reported. The risk of developing fluoroquinolone-associated tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in older patients usually over 60 years of age, in those taking corticosteroid drugs, and in patients with kidney, heart or lung transplants. Factors, in addition to age and corticosteroid use, that may independently increase the risk of tendon rupture include strenuous physical activity, renal failure, and previous tendon disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Tendinitis and tendon rupture have been reported in patients taking fluoroquinolones who do not have the above risk factors. Tendon rupture can occur during or after completion of therapy; cases occurring up to several months after completion of therapy have been reported.] in all ages. This risk is further increased if you thake a maximum dose or in older patients with diminish renal function. LEVAQUIN should be discontinued if U experience pain, swelling, inflammation or rupture of a tendon or Neurologic Adverse Effects (e.g., dizziness, depression, lightheadedness). 750 mg is the maximum dose for a lean & thin person of 17 years. In this case 250 mg or 500 mg is enough. For all side effects pl see the following link: Answered by Migdalia Machey 5 months ago.
Tori : If the drugs is inflicting soreness, i could quit taking the drugs and once you get returned on your homeplace, i could attempt to get into the well-known practitioner as at as quickly as as achievable. you will desire to be careful going off of drugs with the aid of fact warning signs can come back worse than formerly. it quite is quite your call. you will desire to weigh the pro's and con's of the drugs formerly doing some thing extravagant, like quitting the drugs. Is there a doctor contained in the area of your region ? shop me stated of your project. i'm hoping each and every little thing is going ok. Answered by Tracy Monk 5 months ago.
my shoulders,arms.and calfs cause me pain Answered by Billie Omernik 5 months ago.
I have been taking 500mg of Levaquin for eight days with no relief of Pneumonia. What do you suggest?
Asked by Dottie Merdian 5 months ago.
Just a thought - Levaquin is a good antibiotic used for many different types of pneumonia. Its effectiveness can be adversely affected if you take other drugs. These drug interactions can cause the Levaquin to be less effective. That could be the reason the drug has not helped you. According to the manufacturer, the following may happen: While the chelation by divalent cations is less marked than with other quinolones, concurrent administration of LEVAQUIN Tablets with antacids containing magnesium, or aluminum, as well as sucralfate, metal cations such as iron, and multivitamin preparations with zinc may interfere with the gastrointestinal absorption of levofloxacin, resulting in systemic levels considerably lower than desired. Tablets with antacids containing magnesium, aluminum, as well as sucralfate, metal cations such as iron, and multivitamins preparations with zinc or Videx® (didanosine) may substantially interfere with the gastrointestinal absorption of levofloxacin, resulting in systemic levels considerably lower than desired. These agents should be taken at least two hours before or two hours after levofloxacin administration. If you have not taken any of these medications, then a trip to your doctor for follow up may be in order. The oral dosage of Levaquin can be 750mg if the doctor thinks you need a stronger dose, or Avelox® is another very effective antibiotic for pneumonia. According to Bayer, Avelox® (moxifloxacin HCl) 400mg sequential intravenous to oral monotherapy given once a day is as effective as the potent combination of high-dose ceftriaxone plus high-dose levofloxacin in hospitalised patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) according to new data presented at the 16th Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in Munich, Germany. Answered by Jona Wrinn 5 months ago.
You are probably taking a 10 day dose pack correct? And, remember that levaquin is the strongest antibiotic in pill form- next would be intravenous antibiotics. You could have viral pneumonia, which is harder to cure than bacterial pneumonia. It also takes a long time to get better. When I had pneumonia I was sick for 5 weeks. Be patient, take lots of rest, and follow up with your doctor!!! You may need another chest x-ray to see if the pneumonia spread to a different lobe or another lobe in your lung. Answered by Margorie Scigliano 5 months ago.
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I would take a prebiotic (stabilized allicin(from garlic) - bacteria/virus killer) and probiotic (good bacteria for the gut/immune system enhanser). This would tackle bacterial or viral pneumonia. Answered by Kirsten Spraque 5 months ago.
Go back to the doctor Answered by Rachael Versaw 5 months ago.
This is about your health... Why do you ask a bunch of strangers you know nothing about. Pneumonia is serious business Answered by Sanford Wrotten 5 months ago.
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What is Levaquin used for?
Yes, "Goin on a Cruise", I have heard of Google and if I could get it on my computer, I wouldn't have to ask for info. I have tried for 5 days to get Google and am now waiting for the tel. co. to help me. Meanwhile, I need an answer about this pill. Thanks for your smart info.
Asked by Camelia Marano 5 months ago.
Levaquin is an antibiotic that belongs to the class called fluoroquinolones. It CAN be used for certain bacterial respiratory infections like pneumonia but it's not used to treat infections ONLY in one body system. It's used to treat bacterial infections caused by bacteria that are susceptible to it and these bacteria can infect more than one body system. Instead of thinking "respiratory disease", think respiratory infection. Emphysema is a respiratory disease but it isn't an infection and Levaquin isn't used to treat it. Levaquin can be used to treat bacterial sinusitis, bacterial skin infections, urinary tract infections, kidney infections and prostate infections. If you don't know what it's for, you shouldn't have it or use it because it may not have been prescribed for you. Destroy the tablet. Answered by Althea Pfoutz 5 months ago.
Levaquin does no longer have bromocriptine in it. It is without doubt one of the more recent antibiotics used to regard urinary form infections. It can purpose nausea - taking it with meals would possibly aid. Try to conclude all the dosing prescribed or your signs is also again in a couple of days. If you begin vomiting the med again up in a while after taking it, then it's time to name your health care professional and he's going to prescribe some thing else. Answered by Norman Feltenberger 5 months ago.
I'm sorry to answer your question with a question but really, have you never heard of Google search? Answered by Bernie Revera 5 months ago.
Leviquin can and DOES kill people. Search "Fluoquinolone Toxicity". DO NOT EVER take this medication ! Answered by Catharine Harton 5 months ago.
It's an antibiotic. Answered by Lasandra Banda 5 months ago.
Levaquin side effects.?
I am currently taking this antibiotic and am wondering what side effects are common. I am dizzy and vomiting. Don't know if that is normal or not or if I should consult my doctor.
Asked by Cleo Willi 5 months ago.
Did you read the list of side effects that come with your prescription??? If you are dizzy and vomiting why are you on a computer asking strangers what to do? Call your doctor Answered by Deana Geralds 5 months ago.
I take levaquin and i don't have those side affects..some antibiotics are good for some but not for all.it sounds like you might be a little allergic to it..I would call the Dr. Answered by Blanche Ceconi 5 months ago.
Levaquin is a highly effective antibiotic but it will make you sick as a dog. If you are feeling too bad, ask your doctor for another script such as keflex. Answered by Karla Weigelt 5 months ago.
Tori : If the medication is causing pain, I would stop taking the medication and when you get back to your homeplace, I would try to get into the doctor as quickly as possible. You must be careful going off of medication because symptoms can come back worse than before. It's really your call. You must weigh the pro's and con's of the medication before doing something extravagant, like quitting the medication. Is there a doctor in the vicinity of your location ? Keep me informed of your situation. I hope everything goes ok. Answered by Janee Dellbringge 5 months ago.
those are less serious side effects and you should continue taking it. You should also consult with your physician about these side effects, especially if they get bothersome. Answered by Vonnie Droney 5 months ago.
Levaquin 250mg For 3 days...?
This was perscirbed for a UTI
Asked by Melany Stchur 5 months ago.
Levaquin 250mg for three days is a usual dose for uncomplicated UTI. Usually doctors give Bactrim (Septra) for that, but it is hard on the stomach. Also people allergic to sulfas cannot use Bactrim. A cannot tell you if you are going to have side effects or not since every person is different . These are the usual recommendations: Take exactly as directed; at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after antacids or other drug products containing calcium, iron, or zinc. Take entire prescription even if feeling better. Maintain adequate hydration (2-3 L/day of fluids) unless advised by prescriber to restrict fluid intake. May cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or confusion (use caution when driving or engaging in tasks that require alertness until response to drug is known); nausea or vomiting (small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking lozenges, or chewing gum may help); or photosensitivity (use sunscreen, wear protective clothing and eyewear, and avoid direct sunlight). Discontinue use immediately and report to prescriber if inflammation, tendon pain, or allergic reaction occurs (itching urticaria, respiratory difficulty, facial edema, difficulty swallowing, loss of consciousness, tingling, chest pain, palpitations). Report persistent diarrhea or constipation; signs of infection (unusual fever or chills); vaginal itching or foul-smelling vaginal discharge; or easy bruising or bleeding. Hope this helps! Answered by Samatha Beddoe 5 months ago.
It's early in the day, and I haven't had my coffee yet, but I can't think of any clinical circumstance in which that's a normal dose. It's a powerful and specialized antibiotic, so I'd suggest using something more mundane for, say, a bladder infection, and for anything more serious that requires levofloxacin, you should use a full dose for a full course. Half-measures just lead to antibiotic resistance, and the fluoroquinolones are among the worst about rapid development of resistance. Answered by Jill Daigneault 5 months ago.
It is an antibiotic used to fight off infections. Take it as directed by your doctor. The link below will give you complete information on the drug. Answered by Sommer Reeser 5 months ago.
Side effects from levaquin or other antibiotics?
I recently just got off levaquin, and I wanted to know what specific side effects you had, along with how long they lasted after you took the medication...thank you for your help!! I am feeling like my neck is stiff when I turn to the right....
Asked by Kathlene Bailard 5 months ago.
Levaquin is the brand drug that contains levofloxacin which is a fluoroquinolone anti-infective drug. NOT an antibiotic drug. The fluoroquinolones are chemically related to an older antibacterial called nalidix acid. Levaquin is used on organisms that traditional antibiotics don't work on. Side effects that can occur from either drug are many, including headaches, dry mouth, constipation, upset stomach, etc. etc. etc. although muscle stiffness is not mentioned. swelling is. I don't think your sore neck is related to your medication. If it continues or worsens you should see your Dr. Answered by Eve Beto 5 months ago.
Nausea is an ordinary section result to any drugs. some thing new is on your physique that your hypothalamus is registering. It purely is familiar with that some thing would desire to have been eaten to place it there. so which you get nausea and diarrhea. Chest discomfort would desire to be from the coughing and your an infection. Muscle discomfort is likewise an ordinary grievance. The melancholy is possibly considering you experience crappy from coughing, muscle discomfort, and in all danger much less restful sleep. i anticipate you recommend a prevalent malaise once you're saying drained existence rigidity. it is known once you're ill. i don't be responsive to what you study that informed you approximately those indications and quitting. Like tink reported in case you have a historic previous of muscle or joint ailment, or reactions to antibiotics, then i could evaluate retaining off temporarily and contact your well being care provider asap. yet do not purely stop your self. Antibiotics got here approximately for sure. they are component to the organic international. We merely made some advancements. the only different organic element you're able to do is guard a healthful eating regimen, wash your hands, and get some relax. Answered by Susannah Coble 5 months ago.
Antibiotics Examples amoxicillin (Amoxil, Larotid, Trimox) amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin, Augmentin XR) ampicillin (Marcillin, Principen) azithromycin (Zithromax) cefaclor (Ceclor) cefdinir (Omnicef) cefpodoxime proxetil (Banan, Vantin) cefprozil (Cefzil) cefuroxime axetil (Ceftin) clarithromycin (Biaxin, Biaxin XL) gatifloxacin (Tequin) levofloxacin (Levaquin) loracarbef (Lorabid) moxifloxacin hydrochloride (Avelox) telithromycin (Ketek) trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra) Antibiotics can be taken orally, intravenously (IV), or by inhaling them through a nose spray. Also, an extended-release dose of amoxicillin-clavulanate is now available. How It Works Antibiotics kill or prevent the growth of bacteria that cause some sinus infections. Antibiotics are usually prescribed for 7 to 10 days. A different antibiotic may be needed if your condition does not begin to improve within 7 days. Why It Is Used Antibiotics may be needed when symptoms of sinusitis do not respond to home treatment, symptoms are severe, or complications (such as pus forming in sinus cavities) develop. How Well It Works Antibiotic treatment of sinusitis is generally safe and very effective. Most people recover completely when they are treated with antibiotics. A 10-day course of the appropriate antibiotic at the proper dosage cures sinusitis caused by bacterial infection about 90% of the time.2 If a particular antibiotic is not effective at eliminating the bacteria, or if you do not take it long enough, the infection is likely to return. Taking the antibiotic at a lower dose for 4 to 6 weeks after the infection clears up may keep the infection from returning. Not all doctors agree that prolonged treatment helps, and there is concern that it can lead to the development of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Side Effects The risk of side effects may be greater with certain antibiotics. Common but mild side effects include: A bad taste in the mouth. Upset stomach. Mild to severe diarrhea. Vaginal yeast infection. Telithromycin also may cause temporary nausea, headache, dizziness, or vomiting. Diarrhea and vaginal yeast infections may occur when antibiotics destroy some of the normal and necessary bacteria that live in the body. Eating yogurt may help prevent some of these side effects. Rare and sometimes serious side effects of antibiotics include: Allergic reactions. Prolonged diarrhea. Contact your health professional if you develop diarrhea while taking an antibiotic. For more information on this side effect, see diarrhea caused by antibiotics. Inflammation or infection of the small or large intestine (enterocolitis). See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.) Answered by Jina Oczon 5 months ago.
i don't know how long you were on it but usually only 5 days if you was on it longer ask your pharmacist about it. Answered by Mercy Bettner 5 months ago.
My doctor prescribed me levaquin for strep throat. I have now been on the the antibiotic for 48 hours and my throat is still killing me, my tonsils are swollen and white still. Is this normal? How long does this stuff usually take to start working?
Asked by Rosamond Badger 5 months ago.
You have been taking Levaquin for 48 hours and unfortunately that is not enough time to see any difference. You will have to wait at least 4 to 7 days to notice any change and even if it is at a high dosage it will take that long to get into the system. Some people do not notice any results for 7 to 10 days. Please give it a little more time but do not hesitate to go to the ER or call the doctor if your systems get worse. I have taken Levaquin numerous of times for infections and it is a very good antibiotic. Answered by Adriane Denmon 5 months ago.