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LevoFLOXacin

levoFLOXacin
Levofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Levofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. Levofloxacin is also used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax or certain types of plague. Levofloxacin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
levoFLOXacin
DRUG TYPE
quinolones

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Levofloxacin can cause serious side effects, including tendon problems, nerve damage, serious mood or behavior changes, or low blood sugar.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have symptoms such as: headache, hunger, irritability, numbness, tingling, burning pain, confusion, agitation, paranoia, problems with memory or concentration, thoughts of suicide, or sudden pain or movement problems in any of your joints.

In rare cases, levofloxacin may cause damage to your aorta, which could lead to dangerous bleeding or death. Get emergency medical help if you have severe and constant pain in your chest, stomach, or back.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Levaquin tablet 250 mg500 mg750 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
LevoFLOXacin solution 25 mg/mL
tablet 250 mg500 mg750 mg

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