What is Levoquin (Levofloxacin) used for?
Levoquin (Levofloxacin) is an antibiotic which is used to help treat infections such as chronic bronchitis and pneumonia, as well as sinus, skin, kidney and urinary tract infections. It is a type of fluoroquinolone antibiotic which works by killing bacteria. However, it will not work for infections caused by viruses.
How should I use Levoquin (Levofloxacin)?
Levoquin (Levofloxacin) tablets are taken orally, once per day. You should take this antibiotic medication on an empty stomach, at least one hour before eating or 2 hours after meals. Your physician will inform you how long you need to take this medication for. Continue taking this medication until you have finished the entire prescribed amount.
What are the side effects of Levoquin (Levofloxacin)?
When Levoquin (Levofloxacin) tablets are taken, you may notice some side effects such as:
When taking this medication, you should be aware that other more serious side effects may occur. Consult your physician immediately if you notice oral thrush, a vaginal yeast infection, or feeling weak.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Levoquin (Levofloxacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.