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Levaquin

Levaquin



USES: This medication is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections including urinary tract infections, skin infections or respiratory tract infections.

 
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Levaquin

Uses
This medication is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections including urinary tract infections, skin infections or respiratory tract infections.
Notes
  • This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.
  • Do not use it later for another infection or share it with someone else.
  • A different medication may be needed in those cases.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep container tightly closed.


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How To Use
  • Take by mouth, usually once daily or as directed.
  • May take with or without food.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • If you take any of the following items, take them 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking this drug: zinc, iron, sucralfate, or antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum.
  • Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • Do this by taking the medication at the same time of day or night.
  • Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
  • Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.

Side Effects
  • This medication may cause loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, nausea, headache or dizziness during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor.
  • Very unlikely but report promptly muscle pain or tenderness in arms or legs, vaginal discomfort, abdominal pain, vision changes, seizures, confusion, drowsiness, mental/mood changes or restlessness.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if an allergic reaction to this medication occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives or itching.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking this medication, tell your doctor your medical history especially of epilepsy, kidney disease, tendon problems, nervous system disorders, liver disease, blood vessel disease and of any drug allergies.
  • Use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication makes you dizzy, lightheaded or drowsy.
  • Limit alcohol intake.
  • Because this medication may make you more sensitive to the sun, avoid prolonged sun exposure.
  • Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen when outdoors.
  • Caution is advised when this drug is used in children under 18 years of age.
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • This drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • You may have to stop nursing or stop using this drug.
  • Consult you doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you should miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Before taking this drug, tell your doctor of all over-the-counter or prescription drugs you may take especially theophyllin, other antibiotics, anticoagulants (blood thinners), NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin), antacids, sucralfate, iron, zinc, diabetes medication, live vaccines or quinapril.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Levaquin
Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 33
Time Taken: 42 days

Reason: MRSA Date: 14 May 2010
Side Effects
My teeth ache really bad, the worst that I have ever had, hands and feet are swelling.

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Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 50
Location: Wisconsin
Time Taken: 10 days

Reason: Sinus infection Date: 29 March 2009
Side Effects
Severe leg cramping (calf mostly, some achilles). Doctor didn't say anything to me about training for Boston marathon and taking levaquin. I had to be picked up and driven home due to cramping on a run only three weeks from the marathon. Not good!

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Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 52
Time Taken: 5 days days

Reason: external otitis media Date: 28 August 2007
Side Effects
None

Additional Thoughts
Some people die from taking a asperin, that doesn't mean the rest of the world has to walk around with headaches.

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