levofloxacin

Adult
Uses
  • bacterial infections (respiratory tract; skin; urinary tract) (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • children less than 18, pregnancy, history of tendon injury or rupture, allergy to fluoroquinolones, myasthenia gravis
Drug interactions
  • tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), antipsychotics, macrolides, antiarrhythmic agents
Cautions
  • associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture in all ages
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • tendinitis
  • tendon rupture
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • dizziness
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
500mg; 500mg twice a day
Monitoring
  • renal function tests
Source of Suggestion