How effective is Levaquin for Pneumonia?
Summary: 60 Levaquin users have rated its effectiveness for Pneumonia.
Overall ratings: 3.2/5
This is a review of how effective Levaquin (levofloxacin) is for Pneumonia and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.
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What is Levaquin
Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 28,782 Levaquin users)
Pneumonia can be treated by Levaquin, Azithromycin, Prednisone, Avelox, Clarithromycin, Levofloxacin. (latest reports from 122,902 Pneumonia patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 60 people are studied for taking Levaquin in Pneumonia
Levaquin effectiveness for Pneumonia (number of people):
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Confusion. Stopped dosage at day 6 of 7; prescribed 500 mg. 1 daily. I thought the confusion was from the weeks of pretty severe coughing symptoms, associated with the sinusitus - thought maybe from a lack of oxygen from not being able to breathe well for so long. I finally stopped the med. when "dementia-type" symptoms were apparent, night following dose #6, I was having difficulty determining which (of 2) pieces of hardware at our master bathroom sink, was the soap and which was the water (have lived here 15 years). I had been having many occurences of confusion for the majority of the 6 days on Levaquin and had been saying I was often feeling "so confused" for several days but none so apparent as this was. I am a long time mental health counselor and realized this was what I understand dementia symptoms resemble, stopped the med. Had M.D. appt. next day, he agreed stop good idea, put me on prednisone. Did research this morning before beginning prednisone & am not going to take it, due to reading it may increase negative side effects of the Levaquin. I am also e-mailing your website info. to my M.D. as I am also treated for depression and anxiety symptoms and fear symptoms will worsen. This is day 2 off the med., no improvement in confusion symptoms YET, I am hopeful that people wrote in soon after their negative experiences and that the confusion symptoms will resolve (soon.)
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