levofloxacin, Levaquin (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Levofloxacin is used to treat infections of the sinuses, skin, lungs, ears, airways, bones, and joints caused by susceptible bacteria. Levofloxacin also is frequently used to treat urinary infections, including those resistant to other antibiotics, as well as prostatitis (infection of the prostate). Levofloxacin is effective in treating infectious diarrhea caused by E. coli, Campylobacter jejuni, and Shigella bacteria. Levofloxacin also can be used to treat various obstetric infections, including mastitis (infection of the breast). Inhalational anthrax exposure also is treated with levofloxacin.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most frequently reported side events of levofloxacin are:

Less common side effects include

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2014

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