7 Apr 2012
Yes, it is considered safe to take Levaquin if you are allergic to penicillin.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is in a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (same class as ciprofloxacin). Levaquin fights bacteria in the body.
Levaquin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder, or prostate. It is also used to treat bacterial infections that cause bronchitis or pneumonia, and to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax.
1 May 2012
You may be fine, but I strongly suggest taking something else. Levaquin has been Black Boxed (severe warning) re the gross tendon problems it can cause, and I am suffering so badly with many painful symptoms from taking this medicine for only 5 days. If you have side affects, a pharmacist told me that they can remain for up to one year after beginning Levaquin. Please let me know if you are experiencing side affects. Take Care C.E.
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