My husband has pneumonia and has been prescribed Levaquin 750 mg for 7 days, once a day. Is this the usual dosage? I find it hard to believe an antibiotic can be successful by using only once a day.
This is how levaquin is given. It is a VERY strong antibiotic. It is not the only antibiotic to have successful once a day dosing. Many people are familiar with a Z-pak or azithromycin and it is once a day dosing too. Below I have cut and pasted from the dosing information on levaquin:
The usual dose of LEVAQUIN® Tablets or Oral Solution is 250 mg, 500 mg, or 750 mg administered orally every 24 hours, as indicated by infection and described in Table 1. The usual dose of LEVAQUIN® Injection is 250 mg or 500 mg administered by slow infusion over 60 minutes every 24 hours or 750 mg administered by slow infusion over 90 minutes every 24 hours, as indicated by infection.
- Levaquin Information for Consumers
- Levaquin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levaquin (detailed)
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