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Levofloxacin (Levaquin) - Overview
Levofloxacin, marketed under the name Levaquin is a type of fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat infections strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria susceptible to levofloxacin. People in need of a levofloxacin prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Levaquin when appropriate to do so.
What Is Levofloxacin Used For?
Levofloxacin (Levaquin) is a type of antibiotic used to treat specific types of infections. Similar to ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin, levofloxacin belongs to a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Levofloxacin has historically been used to treat urinary tract infections - including more complex ones. Levaquin can also treat certain types of pneumonia, sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, skin infections, prostatitis and more. Resistance to Levaquin has been observed, particularly by strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is why levofloxacin should be prescribed judiciously. Levofloxacin is used to treat specific bacterial infections and is ineffective in treating infections caused by viruses.
Levofloxacin 500 mg - Dosage and Cost
Levofloxacin (Levaquin) is available as levofloxacin 250 mg tablets, levofloxacin 500 mg tablets, and levofloxacin 750 mg tablets. Levaquin tablets come in different colors, including white, peach or pink in color. Levofloxacin is also available in oral solution and intravenous forms for administration. Levofloxacin is affordable, costing under $1 per levofloxacin 500 mg tablet at many pharmacies, generally making the entire cost of a regimen under $20. Levaquin coupons are also sometimes available online, and many insurance plans will cover costs associated with a levofloxacin prescription. Levaquin tablets can be taken with or without food and should be used with plenty of hydration to avoid the formation of crystals in the urine. Levaquin can interact with insulin, warfarin and oral hypoglycemic agents. Levaquin tablets should typically be stored between 15° C and 20° C.
Can One Buy Levofloxacin Online?
Levofloxacin (Levaquin) is not available over-the counter (OTC) in the United States and requires a prescription from a licensed medical provider before it can be dispensed. As such, one cannot just buy levofloxacin online. Instead, one must first consult with a medical provider to determine the appropriateness of a levofloxacin prescription. Push Health can connect people who might need to use Levaquin with a provider who can help prescribe levofloxacin tablets when necessary.
Levofloxacin - Side Effects
Levofloxacin (Levaquin), like other similar medications, can cause side effects. Side effects resulting from levofloxacin use include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, headache, insomnia and constipation. Levaquin has been associated with an increased risk of tendon rupture, especially in certain groups of patients like the elderly. More serious reactions that can occur from levofloxacin (Levaquin) use include QT prolongation, convulsions and liver toxicity. People who have had a prior hypersensitivity reaction to levofloxacin, Levaquin or other fluoroquinolone medications should not use the medication. Levofloxacin and alcohol should not be used at the same time. Questions and concerns about possible side effects related to levofloxacin use should be directed to one's provider and pharmacist.
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Last updated August 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.