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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: This medicine does work very well to clear up the infection. I have taken it and had minimal side effects but other times like my most recent I had a lot of side effects, dizzy, insomnia, nerve pain. I have to stop taking it which is really too bad because no other antibiotic gets rid of a sinus infection faster than this.
Review by levofloxacin 500 mg (taken for less than 1 month):
levofloxacin for Sinusitis: I have been fighting my sinus infection for over 5 years now. Have been on different antibiotics through all those years. Just for the past 7 months I have been on antibiotics about 5 times (mostly Zithromax). It seems like the relief was for a couple of days and within a week my sinus would be stronger then previous. This time I went to the doctor and he put me on levofloxacin 500 for 7 days. I am on day 5 and I feel at least 65 % better. My nasal area feels more dry and much less mucus is coming out. I also have a strong bronchitis. My head and breathing cleared up. I am still coughing though, but not as much as I used to. I tend to have difficulty waking up in the morning but hope it will be better as the treatment finishes.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Urinary Tract Infection: A few hours after the first dose my arm muscles started burning like I just lifted a bunch of weights and my neck was hurting on one side but I think it was because I was so tense and worried about taking it. These symptoms lasted for about two or three more doses than went away. Took my last pill today and the only other side effects I had were headache and lightheadedness and my heart would beat faster every now and then.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bladder Infection: Had severe urinary tract infection. It was very painful to urinate. After taking only one pill, pain subsided in ten minutes. I suffer from urinary tract infections frequently and have taken many medicines. This medicine is a miracle for me.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bronchitis: Two years ago I suffered with chronic pneumonia for over a year. It seemed my GP couldn't be bothered to figure out why I wasn't getting better. (I later found out she had never prescribed Levaquin to people, nor did she know that this was a medicine that should be considered when the first "go to" antibiotics don't work. Finally, after another ER visit I sought the advice of a great pulmonologist who prescribed 750mg of Levaquin for a 10-day course. I started feeling better immediately and it was the last antibiotic I had to take because it finally knocked out the pneumonia. I had no side effects. I have pneumonia again and went straight to Levaquin. I now request it & is the only antibiotic I'll take for these types of infections.
levofloxacin for Sinusitis: On day 5 of 10 of 500mg tablet. Other antibiotics have become unable to cure my sinus infections which I always allow to get really bad before going to the doctor. After the first dose I had a headache for 2.5 days, can't say that is from the Levofloxacin or not. Not sick at my stomach, just no desire to eat for the last 5 days. On day three the sinus infection in my nose/pressure seemed greatly improved but this has settled into my chest also, and a temperature of 101.07. I hope it works as well on the lung infection. This is a wonderful medicine with little side effects for me. I have been completely wiped out for five days. Just taking a shower and shaving today felt like I had run a marathon. Great antibiotic for sinus infections!
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I have had sinus infection problem for past 5-6 years. I typically get it around Spring time when my allergies are bad and then I get cold infection and then body gives up. Doctor prescribed 500 mg Amoxicilin 2 times a day. Took for 7 days. On 9th day, Sinus infection came back with fever, congestion, sneezing, etc. Doctor then put me on Cefdinir - 250 mg 2 times a day. Show improvement first 2 days. Cleared nose so that at-least I started breathing again. On 5th day it stopped working. Sinus would not clear. Doctor then changed me to Levaquin, 500 mg, once a day. Huge improvement on day 1 itself. On Day 2-70%. Day 3-80%, Day 4-90%, Day 5th-100%. Make sure to complete 7-10 days treatment. Drink lots of fluid. No muscle pain/tendinitis.
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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: After six hours I began to feel relief. After day four, I'm close to 100% cured...but I have six more days to take Levaquin 750mg. I'm also eating a cup of yogurt per day. Make sure you drink lots of water with this medicine or you will feel horrible! Otherwise, I love it.
Review by peppertac (taken for less than 1 month):
levofloxacin for Sinusitis: I started Levofloxacin 500 mg 10 days, I'm on day 5. I've been having trouble sleeping and a little bit of diarrhea. Yesterday I started to have random, deep pain in my forearm, legs, and right shoulder/shoulder blade. I'm thinking about calling my doctor to ask if I should continue taking it. It worked really fast other then those side effects. Which is great because I have a really hard time with other antibiotics!
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I was given Levaquin for a persistent sinus infection. By the time I saw the doctor it was almost two months of sinus problems that were just getting worse. I was put on a 14 day regimen. For me, Levaquin worked. It took about 8 days for the sinus pain to start going away, and another 7-8 days for complete clear up of the infection (no runny nose, no sinus pain around the eyes, etc.). I heard some people have much quicker turn-around times for getting better, but at least it worked. I had no side-effects at all, not even upset stomach, like I get with other antibiotics.
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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Urinary Tract Infection: I was given Levaquin for a urinary tract infection after first trying Bactrim, which didn't work. I was really worried to use Levaquin because I read alot of bad reviews for it. However, the only effect I had was that I felt speedy the first day I took it. Subsequent days, I did not have this problem and I made sure to take it in the morning so it wouldn't affect my sleep. It cured my infection wonderfully, and I had no upset stomach or yeast infection after effects. Three months later, I got another urinary tract infection, and Levaquin again did the trick. I really like this antibiotic!
Review by Kidney InFUCKtion Grrrl (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Kidney Infections: Treated infection sufficiently, but with weird side effects. Euphoria on some occasions; soul-crushing depression on others. No nausea or other common side effects. (Cipro ALWAYS causes severe depression for me, so this was better).
levofloxacin for Pneumonia: I am on day 4 of 5 of medication after a diagnosis on pneumonia. I have been sick for about three weeks, originally seen for a sinus infection which has since spread to my lungs. My cough and breathing issues are subsiding more and more with each day. No adverse side effects as long as medication is taken in the morning with food. The first day, I took in afternoon and had some difficulty sleeping but have not experienced this problem since. I am still quite fatigued but am assuming that is common with pneumonia. I am feeling so much better and cannot wait to be back to normal!
Review by tangochick (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I took this medication for 6 of the 10 prescribed days and discontinued it on my own due to severe pain all over my body. The pain felt like a serious muscle/joint pain, mostly in my elbows, feet, ankles and shoulders. It has been about a week and I am still hurting and taking it easy. Forget the gym, that makes it much worse. I am taking pain medication daily (both NSAIDs and other meds) and it seems to help.
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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I love Levaquin. No other antibiotic even touches my sinus infections. My head starts to drain within hours of the first pill. Sinus pressure that I didn't even realize I had starts to go away the first day. The dose is generally only 1 pill a day, which makes things easy to remember. Often I will have sinus problems after dental work. I take Levaquin and my sinuses aren't irritated, don't swell and my teeth hurt less. I highly recommend this antibiotic. The only problems I ever experienced were occasional dry mouth and mild diarrhea on the first day.
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Review by CareBearMoore (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: This antibiotic is really helping. I had horrible chest pain, mucus, hard time breathing, fever, etc. I was diagnosed with pneumonia and sinusitis. I was given a 10 day course of 500mg of Levaquin. I am on day 7 and only a few side effects. Minor dizziness, headaches, MAJOR fatigue and feeling of being in a fog. Overall tolerable but I cannot wait to be done! I feel pretty much back to normal with only a tickling cough left. Also I should note that I sleep VERY well and my appetite has not been affected. I am pleased considering how sick I was and the fact that other antibiotics made me feel horrible in the past.
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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bronchitis: Levaquin is the only antibiotic that works for me when I get either bronchitis or pneumonia. I take 750mg for 10 days and I swear by it. I've been taking it for years with no noticeable side effects. I am now 62.
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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bronchitis: Took this last year for my first bout with pneumonia, I felt like I was on deaths door, cleared it up in 5 days. Now back 10 months later with bronchitis, not nearly as bad as pneumonia but getting ready for a 7 day hiking trip in Maine, asked Dr for this again, 2 days later I feel 90% better. I love this medicine.
Review by mewsician (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bacterial Infection: I was prescribed 500 mg x 1/day for 7 days for a throat infection yesterday. Two hours after taking Levaquin, I went to bed, and immediately upon lying down the ends of all my toes went numb. An hour later I had extremely rapid heart beat and sweating, and couldn't sleep. Today, my throat and the rest of my body are significantly better, but my toes are still half numb. It's the weekend, so I called the pharmacist, she advised me to stop taking the medicine and go to my doctor on Monday.
levofloxacin for Sinusitis: They found a polyp and fluids in my sinuses that is blocking about 80% of my left sinus cavity. Took this medicine first dose last night at 7:00pm... didn't fall asleep until 4am, then had to be at work at 7! Very anxious, feels like I'm having heart palpitations and my left knee and leg feel a lot of pressure as well. (not sure why) my chest feels super hot AND THE WORST OF ALL the WORST acid reflux I have EVER had at night. I'm just hoping the pain is worth the results.
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