Levequin is a member of the fluoroquinolones class of drugs. It is typically taken once daily and works by reducing the bacteria in the body. The drug is related to Cipro and Avelox and is not recommended to patients who have had reactions to any fluoroquinolones.
The use of Levequin as an antibiotic for kidney infection may result in the swelling of tendons in the body. If pain occurs in the tendon areas, consult with a doctor immediately.
People with a history of dizziness, fainting, hallucinations, confusions, anxiety, or other conditions related to the central nervous system should not take Levequin. Conditions of the nerves, including burning sensations, numbness and stinging sensations also warrant avoidance..
Pregnant and breastfeeding women are encouraged to avoid use of the drug. There is no supporting evidence that Levequin may harm an unborn child, but safety suggests avoidance. The drug can be past to infants through a mother's milk.
Levequin is not recommended for persons with kidney failure, liver disease, or Rheumatoid Arthritis. Persons with low blood potassium or irregular heartbeat are not good candidates for use of the drug.
Side effects from taking Levequin can include damage to the liver, a change in blood sugar levels and heart rhythm changes. Intestinal infection, allergic reaction and effects to the central nervous system are also possible.
Give your doctor a comprehensive list of all medications, vitamins and minerals as Levequin may cause contradictions Be sure they are aware of any previously diagnosed illness or condition.