Levofloxacin Coupon - Levofloxacin 500mg tablet

Generic Levaquin, Quixin

Levofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic similar to ciprofloxacin (Cipro), used to treat bacterial infections. Levofloxacin is considered a first-line treatment for urinary tract infections and is also used for sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. Levofloxacin is taken once a day, compared to ciprofloxacin which is twice a day. It is also available as brand name Levaquin. Compare quinolone antibiotics.
Levofloxacin Coupon - Levofloxacin 500mg tablet

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Are Antibiotics Levaquin and Cipro Dangerous?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 05, 2016

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are commonly prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics that have been making news recently. (Moxifloxacin and ofloxacin are some other examples).

Why have they been in the news? Restrictions have recently been placed on their use. While they are effective for the treatment of pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sinusitis and bronchitis among other things, there are some major downsides. See More

FDA Safety Alert: Quinolone Antibiotics

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 25, 2016

The FDA has issued a safety alert for a certain type of antibiotics: fluoroquinolones, also known as quinolones.

According to the FDA, there is new information that quinolone antibiotics may cause very serious side effects when used to treat sinusitis, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections.

What kind of serious side effects can occur if a quinolone antibiotic is used to treat these conditions?

Heads up—this is a serious new warning. See More

Ten Things You Can Do to Prevent Illness from an Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 20, 2013

Antibiotic resistance is a big problem. You’ve all heard about Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) causing skin and soft tissue infections but now there is a growing group of resistant bacteria. What this means is many folks may face treatment with an intravenous antibiotic or older more toxic antibiotic to treat common infections like E. Coli urinary tract infections. This is because the bacteria have gotten smart and know how to resist penicillins, ciprofloxacin and Bactrim among others. See More

Tingling and Burning: Fluoroquinolones and Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 19, 2013

Fluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics that include levofloxacin (Levaquin), ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin,and moxifloxacin (Avelox). Antibiotics are over-prescribed for viral upper respiratory infections and before you think to yourself “I’ve been sick for awhile, maybe I should get an antibiotic,” be aware of some of the risks.

Don’t get me wrong, these are great antibiotics with broad coverage that save lives when used for the proper indications. See More

FDA Warning for Zithromax (Z-Pak)

Elizabeth Davis - April 15, 2013

The FDA recently posted a safety announcement that Zithromax (azithromycin)—the super-popular Z-Pak antibiotic—can cause potentially fatal irregular heart rhythms, or arrhythmias.

What does that mean for you?

If you have an existing heart condition, be aware and talk to your doctor about your options if you need an antibiotic. Other macrolide antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin) and quinolone antibiotics (Cipro, Levaquin) have the same potential side effect, but there are other options out there and your doctor will best be able to weigh your risk against your need for a particular medication. See More

The Travelers Medicine Cabinet: What Meds Should You Bring on Your Trip?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 06, 2012

Whether you are travelling to Peru, Tanzania, Indonesia or Puerto Vallarta, among other exotic locations you will likely visit your doctor or travel clinic to see what you need before your trip.

In addition to the necessary vaccines (which you can find on the CDC Travelers’ Health website here are some things you should think about having with you before you leave. See More

10 New Generic Medications You Need to Know About

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 18, 2012

This past year and a half has brought us generic versions of some blockbuster drugs. What this meant was the expensive brand name drug isn’t your only option. While most of the time, when your medication becomes generic you will save money, strangely it may also hurt you. If you are on a brand name medication that now has a generic option in the same class of drugs, your insurance company will want you to switch to that generic . See More

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