Levaquin is prescribed for treatment of bacterial infections of skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder or prostate. It is an antibiotic of fluoroquinolone group. It works stopping multiplication of bacteria. The medicine prevents reproduction and repair of bacterial genetic material, DNA.
Take it with a big glass of water on an empty stomach or with meal through equal time periods. Drink more water that usual, to avoid formation of Levaquin crystals in urine.
Before starting your treatment tell you doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, myasthenia gravis, joint problems, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalemia). Avoid sunlight.
Patients with allergic reaction to any ingredient of the medicine can't use it.
Possible side effect
Side effects can be the following: nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, headache, constipation. Less common side effects include difficulty sleeping, dizziness, rash, flatulence, pain in upper stomach, and itching.
Levaquin can't interact with the following medicines: magnesium and aluminum (Tums or Rolaids),anti-ulcer medication Carafate, vitamins or mineral additions rich with iron or zinc. Its
decreases effect of this antibiotic.
Separate these medications with Levaquin with two hours.
Interaction is possible with didanosine (Videx, Videx EC).
If you are taking such medications as Theo-Dur, Theolair, Slo-Phyllin, Slo-Bid, Elixophyllin, warfarin/Coumadin, insulin or any peroral medications treating diabetes (Glucotrol, Micronase, Diabeta, Glynase), or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin), and also Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox, Orudis KT, Orudis, Oruvail, you should inform your doctor.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time of the next intake just skip it and go back to your schedule.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help immediately. The overdose symptoms are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea, and blood in your urine.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.
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