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Learn more about LEVAQUIN



LEVAQUIN is the brand name for levofloxacin and is available as an oral tablet and solution.

What dosages is LEVAQUIN available in?

What dosages is LEVAQUIN available in?

LEVAQUIN is available as a 250 mg, 500 mg, and 750 mg oral tablet and a 25 mg/ml oral solution.

What is LEVAQUIN used for?

What is LEVAQUIN used for?

LEVAQUIN is a fluoroquinolone (or “quinolone”) antibiotic that is used to treat skin infections, sinus infections, lower respiratory tract infections (e.g., pneumonia), urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney infections, long-term prostate infections, anthrax exposure through inhalation, and plague.

How does LEVAQUIN work?

How does LEVAQUIN work?

LEVAQUIN is a fluoroquinolone (or “quinolone”) antibiotic. It works by blocking certain enzymes (proteins) that bacteria use to grow and repair their genetic material (DNA) in order to survive. By blocking this process, the antibiotic kills bacteria.

How do I take LEVAQUIN?

How do I take LEVAQUIN?

LEVAQUIN dosing depends on your age, weight (for children), the type of infection you have, and how serious the infection is. Your dose might differ if you have kidney problems. Adults will typically take it by mouth once daily while children may take it once or twice daily.

Is it safe for me to take LEVAQUIN?

Is it safe for me to take LEVAQUIN?

LEVAQUIN is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a known hypersensitivity to LEVAQUIN or other quinolones.

LEVAQUIN Common Side Effects

LEVAQUIN Common Side Effects

Common side effects of LEVAQUIN:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Upset stomach
LEVAQUIN Serious Side Effects

LEVAQUIN Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with LEVAQUIN. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Achilles pain, pain or swelling at joint or muscle
  • Changes in thoughts or behavior
  • Major blood vessel damage: sudden and severe chest, back, or stomach pain; shortness of breath, pain in arms or legs; weakness
  • Abnormal heart rhythm: chest pounding, chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling faint or lightheaded
  • Infectious (C. difficile-related) diarrhea: foul-smelling diarrhea, frequent bowel movements, fever
  • Kidney problems: urinating less often than usual, swelling, unexplained weight gain
  • Liver problems: swelling of your stomach, yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, confusion, dark urine
  • Serious allergic and skin reactions: hives, rash, blisters, skin reddening, swelling of the lips or tongue, difficulty breathing
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on LEVAQUIN

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on LEVAQUIN

The following medications may interact with LEVAQUIN:

  • Multivalent cationcontaining products including antacids, metal cations or didanosine: Absorption of levofloxacin is decreased when the tablet or oral solution formulation is taken within 2 hours of these products
  • Warfarin: Effect may be enhanced. Monitor prothrombin time, INR, watch for bleeding
  • Antidiabetic agents: Carefully monitor blood glucose
Who makes LEVAQUIN?

Who makes LEVAQUIN?

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Is LEVAQUIN safe in pregnancy?

Is LEVAQUIN safe in pregnancy?

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. LEVAQUIN should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.


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