How does levofloxacin work

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Avatar m tn I got diagnosed with epididymitis a week ago and the pain has just now began to leave. Is this common and how long does it normally take for the pain to go completely away along with the swelling? My scrotum hasn't swollen and i've had a ultrasound, blood test, and urine sample and all came back negitive for cancer or a tumor. I'm really frightened about it and hope that this is just epididymitis.
6708370 tn?1471493810 It's wreaked havoc on my personal life from all these treatments and how it's affected moods, etc. I used to actually be able to work during the earlier treatments, but it got to the point to where I could no longer function with my retaining new directions as far as remembering. Somebody explains something to me I have to be told 10 times before that 1 direction will retain and if somebody attempting to give me 5 tasks at once, I completely fall apart.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed Amitriptyline for my migraines and it does help. But recently have a severe case of a sinus infection so bad my family doctor prescribed Levofloxacin 750mg and I'm a little concerned about take the two. I take the Amitriptyline at 6pm everyday and the Levofloxacin I'm on for 7 days and today is day 4 but I haven't taken it yet because I was able to come to work this week and it knocks me out when I take.
Avatar m tn 1. It's a staph infection, not a STD. Should be accurate but not sure whatelse he is doing, but I see no reason to think of a STD. 2. Not sure 3. Not sure We are not qualified to answer medication questions here.
Avatar m tn I am not sure how to edit my last post... so I am making a new one. I decided to post a pic as things have changed. I now have noticeable red mark on my penis and itch. There is no discharge at all as previously mentioned and no "burning" or "stinging" when I pee. No swelling in lymph nodes that I can tell at least.
Avatar n tn doesnt it take a number of days for the medication to reach an effective level in the system, or does it work by bypassing kidney filtration an ending up directly in the ureters, bladder, and urethra upon urination? i have had good results prophylactically and at the first onset withi the topical application of small amounts of OTC cortisone cream and antibiotic ointment around and at the entrance to the urethra. any comments?
242516 tn?1368227505 This new box warning via FDA is something i've been aware of for some time in patients using ciprofloxaxin, levaquin (levofloxacin), Moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (floxin), gatifloxacin (tequin), and i'm glad it'll be highlighted on labeling, showing it's increasing incidence: risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
Avatar m tn Got retested a month after, chlamydia tested positive again. They prescribed me Levofloxacin for 7 days, 1 pill a day, of which i took the last pill monday. Today we are wednesday. Now one of the symptoms i was having was a slight sticky clear discharge at the tip of my penis. This symptom was not present during the whole 7 days i took the levofloxacin. But now 2 days after i took that last pill, that symptom is present again.
Avatar m tn My testicles are also much more sensitive. He prescribed levofloxacin in case of infection. Does this sound like it could be an STD? Is levofloxacin regularly prescribed for STD infections? Thanks!
Avatar f tn And do I have a reason to worry about that right now? How long does it take for chlamydia to become PID? Considering if the treatment didn't work properly, I had it the entire time,right? I'm very worried about my reproductive health, and I just want to be cleared of this. I can get very parinoid, bit I just need some assurance. Please someone help me. Thank you so much.
Avatar m tn I did not have a negative side effect relating to colitis while on it, but it does scare me. My Q. is... If I were to pursue this... How often should I take the meds and for how long? Additionally... if there is a better recommendation, I would certainly welcome it.
Avatar n tn I cannot find any info for levofloxacin. Levofloxacine crushed up in our drinks.if we drink it all I presume it should work? how long till we can resume sex, I read on your blogs 2-3 days. Please help as I have no one to ask exactly what to do and the boxes instructions are in indionesian, no doctors here we are remote location working for 3 weeks more. How can I help her.
Avatar m tn not a problem just switch your antibiotic with levofloxacin 750mg/day for 14 days. 3 times metronidazole 400mg for 7 days. with diclofenac 50mg 3 times a day for 5 days. u got 100% cure.
Avatar m tn Have there been any new drugs in the past year that work better than Zithromax, Rocephine, or levofloxacin for chlamydia? Please research this subject through the National Institute of Health articles before making claims that no such strain exists that is resistant to these anti-biotics, as this is mis-information.
Avatar n tn I had sex 2x with an escort. we used condoms that seemed to work. I had taken some viagra. She also gave me oral sex without a condom. within 30 hours I was having some burning and stinging in my penis and on one occassion only I had a small amount of milky fluid in the tip of my penis. It did not hurt to urinate. I went to urgent care 3 days after the sex. they gave me a shot of rocephin and put me on doxicycline. I was culture tested for G&C which came back negative.
Avatar f tn Today the nurse told me I could loose my job over this and if the lab work comes back negative they will release me. I do not understand why I am testing negative when I don't miss a dose, and take as prescribed. I have been taking 2-3 7.5 Norcos for over a year, due to a compound fracture of my leg, along with severe back pain. They went ahead and gave me a script and when I went to my pharmacy, I asked the pharmacist what vitamins or herbs could cause a false negative.
Avatar n tn I took (4) 500mg pills daily for about 4-5 days. Does Keflex work equally as effective on both men and women? 2. Would Keflex have any effect on chlamydia? What about Levaquin? 3. If I had contracted NGU would I have likely had symptoms of it by now and what are the symptoms? Thanks for your help.
Avatar m tn I have a very busy schedule at work, with months where I work from 5am to 5pm. Was have lower urinary burning & frequency for 10-15 days in May this year, when I got a UA/Chlamydia/Gon, all negative was given bactrim, which helped but lead to a maculopapular rash on my back. Had a sinus infection in the mean time X 1 week, f/b, evening rise of Fevers (Max 102) X 3-4 days, with riggors, was given Kayflex, & the next day lead to a itchy rash involving back, Palm & sole.
Avatar f tn I myself am a greatful 29yo female from Greece. June 2009 I was diagnosed with chlamydia.Gyn prescribed Levofloxacin (Tavanic 500mg 1/d for 14d). I was infected with chlamydia before that and was treated with Doxycycline (Vibramycin 100mg, 2/d for 14d), but I had an uncomfortable light sensitivity reaction to it. At the time I had 2 different partners.They both took Roxithromycin (Rulid 300mg 1/d for 14 d), both said they prefered Rulidx1 than Vibramycinx2/d.
Avatar n tn You can be sure you were not and are not infected with either of them; you could not and did not transmit them to your wife. Third, UTI does not result from sexual transmission. Sex often triggers UTI in women, because during sex E. coli and similar bacteria--which often are normally present in the vagina--are easily "massaged" into the urethra. Your wife's UTI had nothing to do with your extramarital event.
Avatar n tn He said the levaquin should clear any infection. How long does it take for the levaquin to work? The supply is 30 days. I still have pain despite loratab 6 times a day. Should loratab completely mask the pain? Is there anything better? If the levaquin doesn't work, what could be the cause? What do I do? Do you know if herbal treatments are successful and which ones?
Avatar f tn tetracycline, doxycycline, erythromycin, azithromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin and clindamycin. My doctor said she was going to order a more extended antibiogram. Now, I am really scared that it could be resistant to all antibiotics. Could urealpasma be resistant to ALL antibiotics? What do you do in that case?
Avatar m tn He recommended that I have not sex with my wife, but I already had sex with my wife. 1. How much protection do you think that the prior leftover doxycycline self-administered would have given me for gonococcal and NGU? Do my symptoms sound like NGU? 2. If the PCR results are negative, would it be okay to just take the antibiotics and not tell my wife? If not, what is the risk? 3.
1423392 tn?1286593990 Thus if the fungus has invaded beyond the surface membranes of your digestive tract, Nystatin will not work bec. it does not penetrate beyond that level. Yeast works iirc by sending out little rootlets into tissue, and at a certain point a surface treatment just doesn't work because the yeast has invaded too deeply. Docs who deal with AIDS patients are more clued in to this aspect, bec. fungal invasion happens in AIDS.
Avatar m tn Is this normal? Does this mean that the antibiotics didn't work? How long should I wait before the symptoms are gone? Thank you for your help.
Avatar m tn Every test has come back with in normal limits, treated with doxicycline for two weeks with no resolve and just finish 30 day treatment with levofloxacin. The levofloxacin helped pain symptoms after three weeks but the symptoms did not clear completely. 800 mg of Motrin help with the pain only for a few hours. The pain increases as the day continues especially after sitting down for prolonged periods.
Avatar n tn First let me tell you how I believe I got his UTI. I had sex and I had germs on my hands after touching my cat. I had intense urethra pain almost immediately after orgasm. I went to Urgent Care and cuture grew E coli and I took Macrobid which did not work and then Cipro. A short time later, pain returned and I went to my PCP and culture grew Strep for which I took Keflex. Still having pain, I had another culture done. This time it grew enterococcus. My doctor game me Ampicillin.
Avatar n tn Or some other type of problem that isn't cured with these drugs (but perhaps improved due to their anti-inflammatory properties)? How does one really find a good urologist who can do more than prescribe doxycyclene? Should I be insisting on chlamydia and other types of tests/cultures/etc? Are there certain times one must wait for tests to be accurate? I'm just wondering why these have never been done on me... Seems like my prescriptions have been based on guesses.
311086 tn?1224732518 It is to the point where I can't even work because of this. My doctor is stumped too, she doesn't understand how I can be having these symptoms with h pylori (she hasn't seen it that bad before), but nothing else turned up int he tests to explain it. What are my options?