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Can You Get Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Levaquin (Levofloxacin) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Levaquin. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Levaquin, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Levaquin (Levofloxacin)?
Levofloxacin is the generic name for Levaquin, a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat different types of bacterial infections and can even be used to treat anthrax exposure. It is not effective against viral infections like a cold or the flu.
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We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy or by mail.
How Does Levofloxacin Work?
Like other antibiotics, levofloxacin works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
What Are the Associated Dosages and Treatments with Levofloxacin?
Always follow your doctor’s dosage instructions, since they may ask you to take more or less than these recommended doses.
Levofloxacin 500 mg is usually taken once per day for 10 days. It is taken at least 2 hours before or after other medications and supplements that may cause it not to work as well, such as:
- Vitamins or minerals like zinc or iron
- Products that contain aluminum, magnesium, or calcium like didanosine solution, antacids, or calcium-enriched juice
Levofloxacin 750 mg is a higher dose that can be taken once daily for only 5 days, but it is only approved for more severe conditions.
It is important that you always take your full course of antibiotics, even after you start feeling better. Failing to do so can cause you to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
What is Levofloxacin Used for?
Levofloxacin 500 mg is used to treat bacterial infections like:
- Sinus infection
- Skin infections
- Chronic bronchitis
- Urinary tract infections
- Chronic prostate infection
- Inhalational anthrax
- Kidney infection
Levofloxacin 750 mg is used to treat more severe bacterial infections such as:
- Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
- Acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS)
- Complicated urinary tract infections
- Acute pyelonephritis (AP)
Levofloxacin is not the only option for an antibiotic to treat a UTI. Read more about the best antibiotics for a UTI and consult a PlushCare doctor to help you decide what is best for you.
What Are the Side Effects of Levofloxacin?
As with any medication, while levofloxacin is generally considered safe, it does carry the risk of side effects. Potential side effects that you could experience with levofloxacin 500 mg may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Yeast infection
- Allergic reaction
- Tendon damage
- Heart rhythm problems
- Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in your feet, arms, hands, or legs)
- Increased sensitivity to the sun
- Liver damage
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
It is important to contact your doctor right away if you begin to experience severe levofloxacin side effects, such as numbness, tingling, memory problems, confusion, sudden joint pain, or burning pain. If you experience constant, severe chest, stomach, or back pain, which could indicate internal bleeding, you should seek emergency attention immediately.
What Are the Considerations and Precautions of Levofloxacin?
While generally considered safe, levofloxacin is not right for everybody. Levofloxacin side effects and interactions can have serious consequences. That is why it is important to always tell your doctor about your complete medical history and all medications you take, to avoid any of these effects.
What Are the Interactions of Levofloxacin?
To avoid potentially serious complications, let your doctor know about all the medications you take, including vitamins, supplements, and over the counter medications. Levofloxacin interactions could especially occur with any of the following:
- Insulin and certain oral diabetes drugs like pioglitazone, nateglinide, repaglinide, and rosiglitazone
- NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), or naproxen (Aleve)
- Hormonal birth control
- Medications containing ofloxacin
What Are Other Important Considerations for Levofloxacin Usage?
Levofloxacin may cause complications with certain medical conditions. Make sure to tell your doctor your complete medical history, especially if you have any of the following:
- Kidney problems
- Joint or tendon problems like tendonitis or bursitis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Mental or mood disorders like depression
- Nerve problems like peripheral neuropathy
What Is There to Know About Levofloxacin Usage in Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
Animal studies show that levofloxacin may cause harm to an unborn child. Talk to your doctor before taking levofloxacin 500 mg or levofloxacin 750 mg if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, to discuss the risks and benefits.
Levofloxacin can be passed into breast milk. Discuss the pros and cons of taking levofloxacin with a doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Can You Request Levofloxacin 500 mg Online?
Federal law requires anyone to speak to a doctor before getting any prescription medication.
There is a reputable, safe, and legal way to request a levofloxacin 500 mg prescription online. You can schedule a phone or video appointment with a licensed doctor. If they believe that levofloxacin is the right choice for you after a virtual medical consultation, they can send an electronic prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
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Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
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