Levofloxacin In D5w

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Levofloxacin In D5w

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Levofloxacin injection is used to treat infections such as pneumonia; and kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Levofloxacin injection is also used to prevent anthrax (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack) in people who may have been exposed to anthrax germs in the air and treat and prevent plague (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack. Levofloxacin may also be used to treat bronchitis, sinus infections, or urinary tract infections but should not be used for bronchitis and certain types of urinary tract infections if there are other treatment options available. Levofloxacin injection is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Antibiotics such as levofloxacin injection will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

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  • By injection

Injection routeYour doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.

Your doctor may give you a few doses of this medicine until your condition improves, and then you may be switched to an oral medicine that works the same way. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about this.

Drink extra fluids so you will urinate more often and help prevent kidney problems.

Injection routeA nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.

This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to levofloxacin or to similar medicines.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, heart disease, myasthenia gravis, or a history of heart rhythm problems (such as QT prolongation) or seizures. Tell your doctor if you have ever had tendon or joint problems, including rheumatoid arthritis, or if you have received a transplant.

This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Tendinitis and tendon rupture (may happen after treatment ends)Liver damageNerve damage in the arms or legsHeart rhythm changesChanges in blood sugar levels

This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Wear sunscreen. Do not use sunlamps or tanning beds.

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.

This medicine may make you feel dizzy or lightheaded. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

Some medicines can affect how levofloxacin works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:TheophyllineBlood thinner (including warfarin)Diabetes medicineMedicine for heart rhythm problems (including amiodarone, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol)NSAID pain or arthritis medicine (including aspirin, celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen)Steroid medicine (including hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisone)

  • Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands, arms, legs, or feet
  • Diarrhea that may contain blood
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
  • Seizures, severe headache, unusual thoughts or behaviors, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, confused, or depressed, seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate
  • Fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness
  • Pain, stiffness, swelling, or bruises around your ankle, leg, shoulder, or other joint
  • Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat, chest pain
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellow skin or eyes
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Mild headache or nausea
  • Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed