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Levaquin

Active Ingredient(s): Levofloxacin
FDA Approved: December 20, 1996
Pharm Company: ORTHO MCNEIL PHARM
Category: Antibiotics



Levaquin Overview

Levofloxacin (trade names Levaquin (US), Tavanic (EU), and others) is a broad spectrum antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class,[1] and the levo isomer of its predecessor ofloxacin. Its spectrum of activity includes most strains of bacterial pathogens responsible for respiratory, urinary tract, gastrointestinal, and abdominal infections, including Gram negative (Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, Moraxella catarrhalis, Proteus mirabili...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levofloxacin

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Levaquin but no negative side effects yet
I have been on Levaquin for pneumonia for 8 days now, i haven't had any negative side effects yet. After reading all these bad experiences it makes me not want to finish my last 2 doses. Should I be worried even though I haven't had any negative side effects? ## Hi Jason, All prescription drugs carry the possible risk of side effects, but the important thing to understand is that not everyone who takes these drugs experiences them; they are merely risk factors in that regard. If it's been working for you without any complications then I see no reason to be concerned. However, if you feel that the possible risks outweigh whatever benefit you are receiving from the medication, then I would still encourage you to talk with your doctor about other safer alternatives, if there ar...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Chlortab OR Levaquin Side Effects
Recently the same day, I started taking 2 medicines. ChlorTabs (4mg/3-4 times daily) and Levaquin (500mg 1/day). Simultaneously, I began having backache around the kidneys - first time. Did 1 of meds caused this? which one? ## Yes. Almost certainly this was a result of the Levaquin, which can have side effects that range all the way from minor to disabling. See the page on Side Effects of Levaquin to see why if you ever have a choice of antibiotics, you should always choose to have a drug that is not in the Fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics. They are very dangerous. And now that you have had a reaction to one, you should avoid all of the drugs in this class of antibiotics forever unless you have a life threatening illness than can't be solved without these drugs. You've prov...
Updated 2 months ago.
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levaquin possible side effects?
I was diagnosed with prostitis. I am a 25 yr old Male. I took 2 doses of 500mg (2 days worth out of 14). On the third day I decided to stop and switched to bactrium. That day I also worked out. The following night (over 24 hours from last dose of Levaquin) I woke up in the middle of the night and my left Achilles tendon was really sore and had a rash. I was wearing a sleeve for plantar facitis at the time. So I took off the sleeve and rash+ swelling went away. Side note I have felt "warm" since I have taken levaquin. My question is was the swelling and rash due to the levaquin? I have worn the sleeve many times and never has this happened. also when will levaquin be out of my system? Thank you and sorry for the spelling ## Hello, Mike! How are you? I'm sorry about the proble...
Updated 6 months ago.
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The Fluoroquinolone Wall of Pain
If your doctor hands you a prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic (this could be not only Cipro or Levaquin but also Avelox or generics ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and moxifloxacin, or others), be very certain that s/ your condition warrants the risks that come along with taking these drugs. lewrockwell.com/2012/10/joseph-mercola/antibiotic-alert-the-drug-the-doctor-ordered-could-cause-deadly-sideeffects ## Thanks for taking the time to post this info on the dangers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Personally if I'd of known any better I would have never risked taking Cipro in the past. It's hard to believe that doctors/pharmacies are still pushing this poison almost like candy... even with all this contradicting information. I would encourage anyone else who may be seeki...
Updated 8 months ago.
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levaquin and it's horrible side effects
I would like to share my experience with Levaquin given for a Sinus Infection. ## Hi, Susie! I'm very sorry that you had a problem with it. Learn more Levaquin details here. What types of side effects did you experience? Did you report them to your doctor? ## The side affects from Levaquin are extremly painful Rheumatoid Arthritis and all the complications that come with it and the medications I must take in order to "Move". It has forever changed my life for the worse. ## Hi Susie, I'm so sorry to hear about your experiences with Levaquin. Unfortunately, this is a common problem that most people are not aware can even happen. Even worse, their doctors are unaware of (or ignore) that this can happen. Please read the page on Side Effects of Levaquin to see the range of ef...
Updated 8 months ago.
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Metronidazol and Levaquin
I took these drugs for 10 days. How long does it take to get out of system? ## Well, these drugs get out of your system rather quickly, just a few days. However, if you are still experiencing negative effects from them, then this is probably due to Side Effects of Levaquin, which can be devastating and take a long time to resolve- if they ever do.
Updated 8 months ago.
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Is This The Same Drug As Levaquin
just wondering if nitrofuran monohyd is the same as levaquin and is it any more effective than Cipro? ## No, it is not the same. Levaquin contains Levofloxacin, which is different than the Nitrofurantoin. The Cipro and Levaquin are much more similar, because Cipro contains Ciprofloxacin. There is really no way to say that one is more effective than any other. It depends on the type of infection being treated, the severity of it and the person's response to any given antibiotic. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## No, they are not the same drugs. But if you have a choice of the two drugs, both of which might be effective for your particular condition, it would be smart to choose the nitrofuran monohyd because the side effects of Levaquin can be devastating. Any tim...
Updated 8 months ago.
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Levaquin is poison
I was given levaquin post pneumonia to combat another suspected respiratory infection. Within two weeks every joint in my body hurt. That lasted 8 weeks. During that time I experienced a vitreo macular separation in my right eye. Soon after this my hair began to fall out. I lost about 50% of it. My symptoms have subsided but I realize I am one of the lucky ones. This drug is toxic to so many people. I have taken cipro in the past with no ill effect but levaquin put me over the edge. Never again. My heart goes out to those who continue to suffer. ## Hello, Makkay! How are you doing, now? I'm very sorry about what you went through. Actually, from the posts I've read on here over the past year, it seems many more people are starting to have bad reactions to various antibiotics. I...
Updated 8 months ago.
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Levaquin tablets(levofloxacin Tablets
500mg by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, prescribed for severe sinus infection. ## I think there is a listing for Cipro Tendonitis is small with these drugs, the damaging effects can be lifelong and disabling. Every single person that I have spoken to who has been damaged by these drugs told me If I'd have only known what it could do, I would have never taken it. Well, now you know. ## Anyone considering taking Levaquin please DON'T. The side affects are real an can ruin your life. I'm only saying this to help others because it has ruined mine!
Updated 9 months ago.
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levaquin has destroyed my quilty of life.
I had a minor sinus infection and my Doc prescribed two weeks worth of levaquin. My side effects were instant. I had muscle and joint pain and weakness. Doc said it was normal. This was four months ago and my life is just a shell of what it once was. I hurt all the time. I have parkenson type tremors and my kidneys are failing. As I write I am sitting in the hospital. No end in sight. I can no longer do the things I love, ride motorcycles or play guitar. I have lost all hope of being the person I was just a few short months ago. I am writing my story for two reasons, one to warn others and secondly looking for hope. Has anyone had muscle pain and fatique and found it went away over time. thank you ## Wow, Billy! I am very sorry about what you're going through and it's great of y...
Updated 9 months ago.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Levofloxacin
  • Drops: 1.5%
  • Injection: 25mg/ml, 5mg/ml, eq 500mg /20ml(25mg/ml), eq 500mg/20ml (eq 25mg/ml), eq 750mg /30ml(25mg/ml), eq 750mg/30ml (eq 25mg/ml)
  • Solution: 0.5%, 0.50%, 250mg/10ml, 25mg/ml
  • Solution/drops: 0.5%, 0.50%, 1.5%, 1.50%
  • Tablet: 250mg, 500mg, 750mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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