Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is an antibiotic in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Levofloxacin is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. Generic Levaquin has been shown to have a safe and efficient profile for the treatment of many bacterial infections.
Levaquin may also be marketed as: Levofloxacin, Levaquin.
*Levaquin® is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals.
Generic Levaquin (levofloxacin) is in a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. Generic Levaquin fights bacteria in the body. Generic Levaquin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder, or prostate. It is also used to treat bacterial infections that cause bronchitis or pneumonia, and to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax or plague.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Levaquin: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Generic Levaquin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Before taking Generic Levaquin, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, muscle weakness or trouble breathing, joint problems, seizures, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, a history of head injury of brain tumor, a condition called pseudotumor cerebri, low levels of potassium in your blood, a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic.
Avoid taking antacids, vitamin or mineral supplements, sucralfate (Carafate), or didanosine (Videx) powder or chewable tablets within 2 hours before or after you take Levaquin.
Before taking Generic Levaquin tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Generic Levaquin.