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Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Levaquin (levofloxacin) which include:

Moderate

multivitamins with minerals ↔ levoFLOXacin

Moderate Drug Interaction

LevoFLOXacin and multivitamin with minerals should not be taken orally at the same time. Products that contain magnesium, aluminum, calcium, iron, and/or other minerals may interfere with the absorption of levoFLOXacin into the bloodstream and reduce its effectiveness. If possible, it may be best to avoid taking multivitamin with minerals while your are being treated with levoFLOXacin. Otherwise, you should take levoFLOXacin either 2 to 4 hours before or 4 to 6 hours after the multivitamin with minerals dose. Talk to a healthcare professional if you are not sure whether a product contains something that could potentially interact with your medication or if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. 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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Moderate

levoFLOXacin ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

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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Levaquin (levofloxacin) drug Interactions

There are 664 drug interactions with Levaquin (levofloxacin)

Levaquin (levofloxacin) disease Interactions

There are 9 disease interactions with Levaquin (levofloxacin) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
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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