When and How to Take Levofloxacin

Some general considerations include the following:
  • Levofloxacin comes as tablets, an oral solution (liquid), and an injection form. It is usually taken once a day.
  • You can take the tablets with food or on an empty stomach. However, the oral solution must be taken at least one hour before or two hours after a meal.
  • Levofloxacin can be taken at any time of the day; however, be sure to take it at the same time each day (to make sure there is approximately 24 hours between doses).
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Levofloxacin will not work if you stop taking it too soon.

Dosing Information

The dose of levofloxacin that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The type of infection and bacteria
  • Your age and weight
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Levofloxacin Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Levofloxacin can potentially interact with several other medications (see Drug Interactions With Levofloxacin).

What If I Take an Overdose of Levofloxacin?

Based on the results of animal studies, people who take too much levofloxacin may experience effects such as (but not limited to):
  • Coordination problems
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Decreased body movements
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Seizures.
If you happen to overdose on the medication, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Levaquin Overdose for more information.)
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