Levaquin is a popular and effective prescription medication used to treat infections in the body. This antibiotic is most commonly used to treat adults that are affected by infections of the lungs, sinus, and skin and urinary tract. Levaquin is used to kill off many of the types of bacteria that can cause these infections and in clinical studies, this medications is known to be both safe and effective.
As with any type of infection, it is important to remember that not all infections are caused by bacteria. Viral agents cause some infections. These types of infections cannot be treated using antibiotics. They must run the course through the body. Instead, only bacterial causing infections can be treated with antibiotics such as Levaquin.
If your doctor prescribes Levaquin for an infection, it is important that all the directions are carefully followed. This medication is best suited for adults and should never be given to children or pregnant or nursing mothers. In addition, your doctor will give you the dosage that is right for you. You should remember that sometimes you might feel better, and want to discontinue your medication. This is never a good idea. To get the maximum benefit from Levaquin, you should take every dose that is given to you.
Many antibiotics can cause an upset stomach or diarrhea. If you find this is the case, you can minimize those side effects by taking your medication with plenty of water and with food. Side effects from this medication are usually mild, but can happen. Some common side effects of Levaquin include abdominal pain, gas, rash and yeast infections. If you experience burning, tingling or numbness, you should stop using this medicine and talk to your doctor.
Most bacterial infections can be treated successfully using a medication like Levaquin. If you have questions about this medicine, contact your health care professional.
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