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Drug interactions between Levaquin and potassium bicarbonate / potassium citrate

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Levaquin (levofloxacin)
potassium bicarbonate/potassium citrate

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

potassium citrate levoFLOXacin

Applies to: potassium bicarbonate / potassium citrate and Levaquin (levofloxacin)

Talk to your doctor before using potassium citrate together with levoFLOXacin. Potassium citrate can change the acidity of your urine, which may cause levoFLOXacin to crystallize and form stones. This may also occur if you are dehydrated, so you should drink plenty of fluids during treatment with levoFLOXacin. Let your doctor know if you experience flank pain, painful urination, or blood in the urine. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

levoFLOXacin food

Applies to: Levaquin (levofloxacin)

When levoFLOXacin as the oral solution is given with enteral (tube) feedings, levoFLOXacin may not work as well. You could interrupt the feeding for 1 hour before and 2 hours after the levoFLOXacin dose. However, this still may not entirely avoid the interaction and may not always be feasible. LevoFLOXacin oral tablets may be taken without regard to food. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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