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About Levaquin (Levofloxacin)

Levaquin is considered a quinolone antibiotic, which inhibits the growth of the organisms involved in bacterial infections. Like any quinolone antibiotic, this medication can only be used for bacterial infections. It is ineffective against viral infections because it will not affect viruses in the body.

Conditions that Levaquin is known to treat bacterial infections, such as complicated urinary tract infections. In uncomplicated urinary tract infections, the patient may instead be provided with an antibiotic that is more general-purpose for a bacterial infection. Levaquin is available only by prescription. If you suspect a urinary tract infection, your doctor may offer the convenience of obtaining a UTI prescription online after evaluating your symptoms and medical history. Levaquin, also available in a generic formulation under different brand names like Levofloxacin, is among the medications that could be prescribed for effective treatment.

Levaquin may be prescribed as a capsule or liquid solution. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Levaquin, be sure to complete the entire course of the antibiotics unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop.

If you don’t complete your prescription for the antibiotics, they may not fully treat your bacterial infection. 

Levaquin (Levofloxacin) uses

There is one FDA-approved use for Levaquin, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for the following reasons. It’s also possible that your healthcare provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. Ask your online doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about why a medication is prescribed.

  • Bacterial Infections

    Levaquin is indicated for the treatment of various bacterial infections. In the majority of cases, this is not a first-line treatment due to the adverse drug reactions that the patient may experience. The healthcare provider will first attempt to treat the bacterial infection with an antibiotic treatment that is safer compared to Levaquin. Should the bacterial infection not improve with the use of another antibiotic treatment, the healthcare provider may consider the use of Levaquin to treat these bacterial infections. There are different types of bacterial infections that can be treated with Levaquin. This includes complicated urinary tract infections, acute bacterial sinusitis, and pneumonia.

    Sometimes, Levaquin as combination therapy alongside other antibiotic treatment options for pelvic inflammatory disease, meningitis, and tuberculosis.

  • Exposure To Anthrax

    When an individual is exposed to an animal infected with anthrax, they may develop bacterial infections caused by a specific strain known as Bacillus anthracis. There are certain cases where the healthcare provider will provide Levaquin to treat bacterial infections caused by these bacteria. A capsule, oral solution, or intravenous administration may be used, depending on the severity of these bacterial infections.

Levaquin side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Levaquin are typically moderate to severe. Most Levaquin side effects are associated with digestive discomfort. Levaquin has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Constipation or diarrhea

    • Headaches

    • Nausea

    • Trouble sleeping

    • Dizziness


    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Sweating

    • Irritability

    • A fast heart rate

    • Anxiety

    • A shaky feeling

    • Numbness that affects the legs, feet, arms, or hands

    • Behavioral changes

    • Paranoia

    • Memory issues

    • Concentration problems

    • Suicidal thoughts

    • Tendon rupture


    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or develop other new or concerning symptoms. These adverse drug reactions can harm the central nervous system or mental health.

How to take Levaquin

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Levaquin prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Levaquin can come in different forms and doses, so follow the specific instructions on your prescription. The dosage and administration largely depend on the form of Levaquin that a healthcare provider prescribes.

What to avoid while taking Levaquin (interactions)

Levaquin has multiple drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Be careful about combining the use of Levaquin with the following drugs:

If you take supplements containing zinc, magnesium, iron, or aluminum, call your doctor and ensure they are safe to take with Levaquin.

You should also avoid using Levaquin if you recently took a diuretic or take prescription drugs for your heart rhythm. Some drug interactions can occur between Levaquin and antidepressants. Tell your doctor if you have a medical history of mental health problems.

It is important to also tell your doctor about your medical history and other drugs you take. This can reduce the risk of severe adverse reactions and drug interactions.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking Levaquin.

Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may harm the immune system. Alcohol may also reduce the medication’s ability to do its job, making it harder to stop the growth of the bacteria causing bacterial infections.

Medication alternatives to Levaquin

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment, they may suggest another quinolone or an antibiotic in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections

    The healthcare provider may prefer a safer antibiotic treatment with fewer potential adverse effects if the patient has a mild to moderate urinary tract infection.

    Nitrofurantoin

    Monurol

    Bactrim DS

    Septra DS

  • Dental Infection

    Patients with a dental infection usually start their treatment with a general antibiotic treatment that stops the growth of different bacterium species.

Levaquin prescription FAQs

  • How much does Levaquin cost?

    Several factors can affect the price if you need to use Levaquin to treat bacterial infections. The oral solution and tablet choices are usually more affordable than intravenous medication administration. Tell your doctor if you prefer a specific form of the drug. The pharmacy you use to pick up your prescription of Levaquin also affects the overall price you will pay.

  • How can I refill my Levaquin prescription?

    The process is usually simple. Tell your doctor if you prefer a specific pharmacy. This allows you to have your prescription sent to the local facility. Visit the pharmacy to get your Levaquin dispensed. Note that these drugs are only for short-term treatment and are recommended for a maximum of 14 days. You are taking the drug for too long causes an increased risk of interactions with other medications and side effects.

  • What should I avoid when taking Levaquin?

    If you take Levaquin, avoid other drugs that may interact with this medication. You should also be careful about using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs if you take Levaquin. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may cause severe adverse drug reactions with Levaquin. Apart from other medications, try to avoid alcohol while using Levaquin. Using alcohol may raise your risk of specific adverse severe effects. It may also affect the way that Levaquin works.

  • What time of day should Levaquin be taken?

    You should ensure you take the tablet or oral solution at the same time every day.

  • How long after taking Levaquin will I feel better?

    It largely depends on your dose and the severity of the bacterial infections you experience. It usually takes a few days for the medicine to start working effectively. Some people report improvements in their symptoms after about three days. You may experience some muscle weakness and other side effects at this point.

  • What interferes with Levaquin?

    There are other drugs that can cause interactions with an oral solution or Levaquin tablet. Tell your doctor if you experience serious adverse reactions when taking other drugs, such as significant muscle weakness. Be careful about the use of certain supplements, antacids, and Videx while you are on Levaquin.

  • Who should not take Levaquin?

    Levaquin is not an appropriate option for people with diabetes who struggle to control their blood sugar. The medication can cause blood glucose disturbances. It is also advised to avoid Levaquin if you take blood thinners. The medication can produce central nervous system effects. Make sure you do not take other medications that also cause central nervous system effects, as this causes an increased risk of serious adverse effects, such as muscle weakness, seizures, liver problems, and difficulty breathing.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Levaquin?

    Take only one dose at a time to make up for a missed dose. Take it if you are still on the same day as your missed dose. Otherwise, take your next dose as you normally would.

  • What happens if I take too much Levaquin?

    An overdose of Levaquin can cause more severe stomach pain and central nervous system effects and increase your risk of respiratory tract infections. Always ensure you follow the doctor's instructions. If you take more of the medication, call your doctor. Also, report any musculoskeletal adverse events, such as extreme muscle weakness and signs of an allergic reaction.

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