Levofloxacin Medication Information
If you have a bacterial infection (such as bronchitis or pneumonia) or have recently been exposed to inhalation anthrax, you may be prescribed an antibiotic called levofloxacin. Not all bacteria will respond to levofloxacin, so this drug is only used when the infection is caused by specific types of bacteria. It comes in many forms, including tablets, an oral solution, and an injection, and is generally taken once a day.
In order to make sure that levofloxacin is right for you, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and all other medications you are taking, including nonprescription products and supplements. Make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have problems such as kidney disease, epilepsy, or low potassium levels. In addition, use levofloxacin for as long as your healthcare provider recommends. Stopping treatment too soon can lead to antibacterial resistance.
(For more information on this medication, including common side effects, how it works, and whether you can buy it as a generic, click Levofloxacin.)