a) Treatment of traveler’s diarrhea b) Treatment of respiratory infections like sinusitis, bronchitis & pneumonia
a) Traveler’s diarrhea –500 mg tablet once a day for 3 days b) Respiratory illness – 500 mg tablet once a day for 7-10 days
Take with food:
Avoid if pregnant
Breast feeding risk:
Avoid if breast feeding
Allergy to levofloxacin or any quinolone family of antibiotics like ciprofloxacin etc.
Can prolong QT-c interval & result in rhythm disturbances Can cause variable blood sugars (high or low) in diabetics Can cause confusion, hallucinations and seizures in those with neurologic problems Can cause tendon rupture in elderly Can exacerbate symptoms of myasthenia gravis
Common side effects:
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea Dizziness, headache Rash, sunburn
Common Drug interactions:
Increases levels of Coumadin (warfarin) can result in bleeding. Increase or decrease effectiveness of oral hypoglycemic drugs (sulfonylureas). May interfere with effectiveness of vaccines: Postpone vaccinations by 3 days.
Discuss above and other medication interactions with your pharmacist.