Levaquin

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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Levaquin Overview

Levofloxacin, sold under the trade names Levaquin among others, is an antibiotic.[3] It is used to treat a number of bacterial infections including acute bacterial sinusitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, chronic prostatitis, and some types of gastroenteritis.[3] Along with other antibiotics it may be used to treat tuberculosis, meningitis, or pelvic inflammatory disease.[3] It is available by mouth, intravenously,[3] and ...

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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 has destroyed my quality 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 Parkinson 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...

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Brand names of Antibotics that rupture tendons

Does anyone (pharmacist or doctor or anyone) have a list of the antibotics that can cause tendon to detach or rupture? ## about drugs ## The antibiotic that can cause tendon rupture is levaquin

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Levaquin to Clindamycin or Amoxicillin

I've been taking Levaquin for about five days now for a sinus infection and it is not working at all. I took one at 1:00 today. How many hours do I have to wait to switch to a Clindamycin or an Amoxicillin? ## Hi Ann, Sorry to hear about your situation. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (umm.edu / drug interaction tool), there are no interactions listed between Levaquin, Clindamycin or Amoxicillin. That said, I'm of the theoretical opinion that you shouldn't have to wait at all... This finding does not necessarily mean that no interactions exist. However, if in doubt, your best bet would probably be to contact your prescribing doctor and/or local pharmacist just to be on the safe side. I hope this helps and that you get around to feeling better soon!

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Changing the time of day I take Levaquin

I've taken 4 out of 7 of my Levaquin pills. I take them at 7 pm every night for a UTI. Do you think I can change it to about 11 am instead for the last 3 doses? I can't sleep at night and feel awful. I'm hoping I can finish them if I take the last ones earlier in the day. ## Yes, that really won't make a difference, but I'd suggest double checking with your pharmacy to be sure. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Are you on any other medications?

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Levaquin-Scary Drug

I tool Levaquin and Flagyl to fight diverticulitis on three different occasions within a two month period. I developed severe muscle pain and weakness in my legs, hands, and arms along with joint pain in my knees, ankles, and fingers. I was unable to get up out of a chair and could barely walk. I ached horribly just trying to turn over in bed. This drug is absolute poison. I finally put it all together and called my doctor who immediately took me off Levaquin. I was so worried that I would not recover. I have been off Levaquin now for four days and the improvement is remarkable. I am far from my normal self but I am hopeful that I will make a full recovery eventually. I advise everyone to avoid this drug like the plague. This is an awful medication and causes serious damage. ## I know i...

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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...

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Suffering side effects of levaquin

I was given levaquin intravenously on 8/21,22/2013. It is now 2016. My balance is of and I have nerve damage, so severe that I had to take 8 weeks of therapy to try and get most of this corrected, and other life changing problems like depression, short term memory lost, confusion and hallucination. Sad part is I live in Arkansas. I've spoken with maybe four different law firms and no one will take my case. My pcp and a ENT specialist are covering up the fact that levaquin is the cause of all this and I have documentation to prove my allegation. I resigned from my job of nearly 14 years in December of 2015 because I just couldn't do it anymore walking 15 minutes my whole body locks up as if I weigh 2000 lbs and that's after laying down or sitting for that length of time. Does...

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Levaquin Side Effects

I recently took 750mg of Levaquin for 14 days (I've only been off for 3 days). I've had so many side effects from this and just wondering if anyone else had similar symptoms, also wondering if anyone knows how long it remains in the system? My side effects are: chest pain, nausea, diarrhea after eating anything, bloating, gas, pain in my arms and shoulders, pinprick sensations in arms, some numbness in arms, fatigue, I sleep all day, dizziness, and a weak feeling. I honestly though I was having a heart attack until I called one of my nurse friends and she said this was normal with Levaquin. But, I could only find generic side effects, nothing to this extent. I've constantly been tracking my heart rate and it's fine, my blood pressure and blood sugar have both always been...

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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...

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Can I switch antibiotics

I have a severe sinus headache (infection). Have taken the ZPak on my own which I have had on hand.. (Which is a year old). Went to the MediQuik (it was the weekend) and he gave me levaquin... Can I switch if I haven't finished the ZPak? ## Hello, Tammy! How are you? Yes, it would be best to take the one that was prescribed to treat this infection, just make sure that you finish the full course of treatment of this one. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?

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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.

NDC Database Records for Levaquin: (32 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 10147-0941 Levaquin 25 mg/ml Oral Solution by Patriot Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 21695-464 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-519 Levaquin 750 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 43063-113 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 49349-208 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49349-321 Levaquin 250 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-418 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50458-164 Levaquin 25 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-165 Levaquin 25 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-166 Levaquin 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-167 Levaquin 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-168 Levaquin 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-170 Levaquin 25 mg/ml Oral Solution by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-920 Levaquin 250 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-925 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-930 Levaquin 750 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 54569-4489 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 54868-3923 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4175 Levaquin 250 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4971 Levaquin 750 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 12 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Levofloxacin or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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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... 2 replies
Levaquin problems
I've had a bad month with flu and a sinus infection. I'm somewhat immune compromised as I take immuran for Crohn... 2 replies
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I am taking this two medications and air comes out when urinating. is this normal? ## Air? Can you post back and describ... 2 replies
Levaquine-antbiotic
Could taking levaquin possibly have caused my arthritis to flare up worse than it ever has? ## After looking at all the ... 2 replies
Levaquin to Clindamycin or Amoxicillin
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