Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Levofloxacin?
A: Levofloxacin can interact with other medicines hence inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines especially supplements or herbs. Also inform your doctor if you are stopping any medicine.
Q: What precautions should I take when using Levofloxacin?
Avoid going out in the sun. Wear a protective covering or use a sunscreen (SPF 30 or 40) to prevent sunburn.
If you experience pain, swelling of a tendon, or weakness or inability to use one of your joints; rest and refrain from exercise; and discontinue levofloxacin treatment immediately. Report the same to your doctor....
If you experience sudden chest or back or stomach pain, seek medical help immediately.
Have plenty of water and maintain a healthy diet.
Q: Can I stop taking Levofloxacin if I get relief from disease?
A: No, you should not stop taking medicine in the middle of the treatment, doing so may cause reinfection or bacterial resistance. Antibiotic should be taken for the complete prescribed duration.
Q: Can I take Levofloxacin during pregnancy?
A: No, it is unsafe to take Levofloxacin in pregnancy. If you conceive while taking this medicine, stop taking this medicine immediately and inform your doctor.
Q: I have diarrhoea after taking Levofloxacin, is it a side effect?
A: Yes, you may experience diarrhoea after taking this medicine as it is an antibiotic. It can affect the normal bacterial flora of your gut along with the harmful bacteria. If you have severe diarrhoea, reach out to your doctor.