I was given azithromycin. I was scared and did not take it. Then I was given Levaquin. I was told of the increased risk for bleeding, and did not take the antibiotics. Isn't there something safe to use while on warfarin?
31 Jan 2012
I have been on Warfarin for over 4 years now. When I had a chest infection, my hemetologist suggested that I can discontinue warfarin for three days so that the antibiotic recommended by my Doctor can take on the infection.
For your information, the warfarin consumed today starts working only after 24/36 hours; so, if you discontinue warfarin for 2/3 days, the propensity to clot does not increase dramatically.
31 Jan 2012
My brother is on coumadin & safely takes Levaquin & other antibioitics. As another poster suggested your need to check your inr often, but if you don't take an antibioitc whatever infection you are fighting can literealy take over your body, so in this case you need to listen to your doctor. Please don't put this off any longer. My brothers turned into MRSA whuich is horrible to get rid of once it enters your system. Just my thoughts... Mary
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