Levaquin and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Levaquin (levofloxacin).
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 you are being treated with levoFLOXacin. Otherwise, levoFLOXacin should be taken 2 to 4 hours before or 4 to 6 hours after a multivitamin with minerals dose, levoFLOXacin should be taken at least 2 hours before and not less than 6 hours after Suprep Bowel Prep (magnesium/potassium/sodium sulfates), or levoFLOXacin and multivitamin with minerals should be taken as directed by your healthcare provider. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are unsure whether your medications contain something that could potentially interact 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.
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.
Levaquin drug interactions
There are 471 drug interactions with Levaquin (levofloxacin).
Levaquin disease interactions
There are 10 disease interactions with Levaquin (levofloxacin) which include:
- CNS disorders
- myasthenia gravis
- peripheral neuropathy
- QT interval prolongation
- renal dysfunction
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No interaction information available.|