What are the side effects of Levofloxacin?

What are the side effects of Levofloxacin

Before going on to the details of the side effects of Levofloxacin let’s get some idea about what actually this medication is.
Levofloxacin is basically included in the class of medicines called as fluoroquinolone antibiotics. The particular drug is used for the treatment of bacterial infections. The drug is sold under the brand name of Levaquin, which is available in the form of tablets and solutions.

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Levofloxacin – An antibiotic that treats bacterial infections

Levofloxacin – An antibiotic that treats bacterial infectionsFluoroquinolone antibiotics are the class to which Levofloxacin belongs. It is known to cure infections caused by most of the well known gram negative bacteria, methicillin-sensitive gram positive bacteria and bacterial pathogens belonging to pneumonia species. It inhibits DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV required for DNA replication and cell division.  Continue reading…


Levofloxacin – Pricing and Availability

Levofloxacin – Pricing and AvailabilityLevofloxacin is a popular antibiotic known as Levaquin in US and Tavanic and European Union in other countries. This drug belongs to fluroquinolone drug class and is used for treatment of several bacteria induced ailments such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal infections and abdominal troubles. The antibiotic can be used along with other antibacterial drugs for the treatment of above mentioned infections.

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Understanding the importance of proper Levofloxacin dosage

Understanding the importance of proper Levofloxacin dosage (3)Despite being one of the most medically recommended medicines for treating bacterial infection, Levofloxacin should be taken in the right doses so as to counter its side effects.  Levofloxacin has certain side effects, which most occur in the form of nausea, itching, skin rash on hands or feet, and vomiting. However, if it is taken in improper dosages, it may have serious effects like:

  • Ruptures in tendons, hence tendonitis
  • Certain nervous system disorders
  • Seizures
  • Kidney damage
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of vision or double vision
  • Abdominal pain
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