Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of different infections in adults, including: Sinus infections , Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Skin infections, Urinary tract infections, Kidney infections and Prostate infections.

Levaquin is also approved to prevent infection after exposure to inhaled anthrax in adults and children. Levaquin is approved for treating the infections listed above only when they are caused by certain types of bacteria. Not all bacteria will respond to Levaquin. Also, bacteria have different resistance patterns in different regions of the country. This means that some bacteria may be susceptible to Levaquin in certain parts of the country but not in others. Levaquin is completely ineffective for treating viral illnesses (such as the common cold or the flu).

Levaquin is a “broad spectrum” antibiotic, which means it is effective against a wide variety of different types of bacteria. It is often used to treat an infection while tests are being done to see which antibiotics are effective for treating a specific infection. If the results of such tests show that an antibiotic with a narrower spectrum of activity will be effective, your healthcare provider may choose to switch you to such an antibiotic. Doing so may help limit antibacterial resistance, since overuse of broad spectrum antibiotics may increase the risk of developing bacteria that are resistant to medications.

Source:http://antibiotics.emedtv.com/levaquin/what-is-levaquin-used-for.html

Levaquin Discussions

  1. link Lgeno
    Levaquin Cipro Trovan..now Im a mess
    ive been allergic to many antibiotics since I was a kid. I was first given Trovan for a horrible infection in my leg combined with riphampin( now off - 84% more...
    Lgeno- over a year ago - in Levaquin
  2. link Hoagie
    full body arthritis side effect
    I took Levaquin for a sinus infection and within a couple of days had horrible pain in EVERY joint in my body. Looked it up in the PDR and found full - 33% more...
    Hoagie- over a year ago - in Levaquin
  3. link Mrmaverickcat
    bearly made it back to urgent care and it was only 2 parkinglots away
    Was prescribed leviquin for sinus. Took dose in store and walked around the retail section for another 10 minutes. Began walking to car in drugstore p - 76% more...
    Mrmaverickcat- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Levaquin
  4. link Purple12
    2 doses and severe neck and head pain and left eye vision problems
    Been reading the blog - thank God. Thank God I stopped taking this poison after 2nd dose. I became disoriented, paranoid, severe neck pain with crackl - 85% more...
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  5. link Juangear
    PleaSE HELP
    1/14/2012. I was given Levaquin and two steroid shots for an ear/sinus/lung infection 1/15 calf twitching 1/15 Chest pain acid indigestion 1/16 calf c - 84% more...
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  6. link Wally2662
    armpit boils
    Ihave used Levaquin 3 times in the last half year and each time I develop what seems to be one or two infected glands, like boils in my armpit , but o - 51% more...
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  7. link Jcabrams
    Neurological side effects of Levaquin
    today was my 3rd day of taking levaquin. i suffered neurological side effects from it all day and was totally out of it. now i'm feeling better, about - 68% more...
    Jcabrams- over a year ago - in Levaquin
  8. link Jcabrams
    Neurological side effects of Levaquin
    today was my 3rd day of taking levaquin. i suffered neurological side effects from it all day and was totally out of it. now i'm feeling better, about - 68% more...
    Jcabrams- over a year ago - in Levaquin
  9. link Helene Zaepfel
    Levaquin+Prednisone+Loss of taste/smell
    I came down with some kind of respiratory infection in April 2011 and couldn't shake the fever and the lung congestion which gave me a terrible cough. - 80% more...
    Helene Zaepfel- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
  10. link Jkak
    Levaquin hell
    Never takes this medication. I took it for 3 days, 3 months ago. I had severe calf pain and achilles soreness after 3 days. These symptoms lasted seve - 76% more...
    Jkak- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
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