23 Aug

Antibiotic Levaquin

Antibiotic Levaquin

Levaquin is a very effective antibiotic of a broad spectrum that is used to treat numerous diseases caused by bacteria. The drug is also known as Levofloxacin. Levaquin is taken to treat various bacterial infections of skin, bladder, kidneys and prostate as well. The antibiotic is also prescribed in a complex therapy for pneumonia, bronchitis and sinuses.

Antibiotic Levaquin belongs to the group of drugs which is commonly known as fluoroquinolones that can influence only sensitive bacteria in human and animal body. The similar anti-bacterial medicines are Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Floxin (ofloxacin), Avelox (moxifloxacin), Noroxin (norfloxacin) and many other antibiotics. You should tell your doctor if you have an allergy for any antibiotics, including those mentioned earlier, to avoid negative effect of the drug.

As many other medicines Levaquin has bad influence on the organism if a patient suffers from liver or kidney disease, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, if you have ever had a head injury or allergic reaction to antibiotics. That’s why it is recommended to warn your doctor about such problems before antibiotic levaquin will be prescribed. Do not take the medicine if you feel such side effects as weakness, swelling, pain anywhere and even if you have problems with moving joints and tell your docter about the problems to have your treatment plan revised. Besides, Levaquin may cause vertigo, insomnia, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and headache.

Antibiotic Levaquin is produced in the form of tablets, oral solution and injections for intravenous use. After getting into the body the drug penetrates into the blood and influences the direct cause of the disease – bacteria. Before taking Levaquin you should visit a doctor. The self-treated drug may cause such phenomenon as multiply drug resistance. Very often a patient stops taking a drug when he feels better. But without consulting a doctor it is difficult to say whether a patient is recovered as bacteria can still be alive. More than that, these bacteria modify to survive if you start taking this exactly medicine again. In this case we speak about medicament resistance. If you failed to take a dose of antibiotic Levaquin at proper time, do it as soon as the thought came to your mind. But when it is almost high time to take the next dose, forget about making up for the missed one.

Pregnant and breast-feeding women should take the antibiotic carefully and obligatorily inform the doctor about any allergic or negative reactions as Levaquin may influence unborn babies and suckling children.

Before taking the antibiotic read the medication guide and check out all the contraindication to use. Take Levaquin exactly as it is recommended by your doctor.

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