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If Allergic To Levaquin Should I Take Cipro

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Rich Says:
 
I broke out with skin blisters while taking Levaquin 3 years ago. Today my Doctor has put me on Cipro. My question is if I am allergic to Levaquin will I have the same reaction with Cipro

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David Says:
 
Although both medications are in the same fluoroquinolone drug class, I don't believe you'd experience the same type of reaction with a different brand. Your allergic reaction could've also been due to one or more inactive ingredients (binders/fillers) that may have been present in the Levaquin and not necessarily in Ciprofloxacin.

Have you started taking the Ciprofloxacin yet with any success?

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Rich Says:
 
I started with Cipro on Tuesday and have not seen any adverse reactions to it. I need to take it twice a day for 14 days so far so good. I will keep you apprised of the results.

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Rich Says:
 
I did not have any reaction to Cipro.

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kim Says:
 
i have been taking levaquin for 2 days and i am allergic to cipro

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kim Says:
 
i have been taking levaquin for 2 days

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Debbie Says:
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I too was put on Levequin about 10 yrs ago and broke out in a rash on my face..today I was put on cipro because of a sinus infection.I was wondering the same thing..I only started it today after being sick for 2 weeks and I just wanna get better but I know the two drugs are similar

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Anna Says:
 
Can I take cipro if I'm allergic to morphine?


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Meh Says:
 
After having an allergic reaction to cipro I was told to not *ever* take that or levaquin again (I have been prescribed one or the other for the same condition - repeated bouts of diverticulitis). I have reactions to both in the past, but tolerable. Levaquin would make my legs feel like "tree stumps" afterward but the feeling would go away within a week or so. Cipro gave me vivid, weird dreams and vertigo.

At any rate, after taking both with no long-lasting ill effects, I took the lcipro and suddenly experienced a burning sensation over my entire body. I knew I was having an allergic reaction, but didn't panic because I could breathe.

Woke up and went into the bathroom to get dressed, looked in the mirror and my lips were swollen to Donald Duck size. I also had a huge blister on my right arm and a small one on my left, but still huge. Interesting, the blister on the right arm covered a discolored dark, raised spot that had grown on that arm, the last time I was on one or the other. I thought at the time, that I had been bitten by an insect and was being protected by the medicine. Afterward, I wondered if I was actually having a mild allergic reaction. That spot is pretty faded but can still be seen.

Anyway, I now tell all my doctors that I'm allergic to both, plus penicillian (sudden allergic reaction as a child - broke out in very itchy rash from my scalp to the bottoms of my feet - took a derivative once, assured was safe, and broke

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