Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin is a type of antibiotic that belongs to the group of drugs called Fluoroquinolones. It is commonly used to treat bacterial infections like sinusitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, meningitis, and gastroenteritis.

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What is the treatment to prevent recurrent urinary tract infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a urinary tract infection again. I had it two times within past two months. It is the second time. I took Sefdin, and megatas but still no improvement. Please assist me.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think there has to be some cause due to which you are having recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection). Do not worry, you will be alright. First I will write a prescription which you have to start. Tablet Levofloxacin 500 mg for five days. Syrup Alkamax /Citraalka 10...  Read Full »

Can prostatitis cause the veins in my urethra to get darker and inflated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, who has prostatitis. My prostatitis symptoms flared up four months ago, after eight months of partial remission. Last week, my pain got worse with cramping over my pubic bone. Now, the discomfort and cramping comes in multiple places simultaneously (perineum, p...  Read Full »


Dr. Raguram Ganesamoni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am really sorry to know about your problems. I have gone through your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images and other reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and all reports are normal. Your clinical features and investigation results fit into chro...  Read Full »

Are there any side effects of Levofloxacin and Azithromycin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old male and I weigh 46 kg. Over the last seven months, I am suffering from fever along with chest and back pain. I also have body ache and little blocked nose but not runny nose. The mucus keeps coming out from my mouth. I have headache and I feel very tired. My stool is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. It is right that tablet Azithromycin might cause heart disorder like increased abnormal rhythm and this is seen usually in the elderly age group. At 19 years of age and if you have no known cardi...  Read Full »

Kindly recommend a medicine for urine infection.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from a urinary infection for the last one week. I am unable to control urine. But, no medication is taken yet. I am a 34 year old female. My height is 154 cm and weight 76 kg.  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First get a complete urine examination done along with urine culture. Keep a good perineal hygiene. You may use some vaginal wash. I suggest you antibiotic like Levofloxacin along with tablet Darilong (Darifenacin) once a day to treat urine infection and control urine....  Read Full »

Can Levaquin be used for gonorrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I did IgG test for HSV-1 and HSV-2 after four months of possible exposure, which was negative. Is it conclusive? Is there any need to do IgM test? If IgG is negative, can I consider that I am not infected?  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The time required for IgG (immunoglobulin G) antibodies to develop after the exposure to HSV (herpes simplex virus) is usually 21 to 42 days. A negative HSV IgG means that you have probably not been exposed to HSV. HSV IgM (immunoglobulin M) will tell whether yo...  Read Full »

I have difficulty in swallowing and a sore throat. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fever for almost three days. The first day it was not a high temperature. I had difficulty swallowing and I had a sore throat. Today, the fever is 39.3 Celsius. I had tonsillitis three times before and I have been prescribed Co-amoxiclav, Dequadin, and Strepsils. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You are already on antibiotics. It would be better to get a throat swab done and a CBC (complete blood count). I suggest you change the antibiotic to Levofloxacin 500 mg once a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her ...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent urethritis with increased urinary frequency and discomfort?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had the following symptoms every few months for a long time now. Frequent urination, burning in perineum area, and discomfort after urination. I have been treated for general urethritis three times in the last year. I do not have any STDs as I have been tested. These sympto...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be prostatitis. Do you have a history of unprotected sex with a new partner before the start of symptoms? Is ultrasound abdomen has been done before? Kindly attach reports. Any report on urine culture? You mentioned that you have been treated thrice, which ant...  Read Full »

What medicines do you suggest for severe cough that developed after a cold?

Query: Hello doctor,I am facing this severe and acute cough for the past three days. I am constantly coughing. It started with a cold and a running nose. I took a Zyrcold tablet for it. It helped with the running nose, but since then I am coughing constantly. There is no fever now, only a persistent cough....  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You seem to have had an upper respiratory viral infection. Generally, it is a self-limiting illness and settles in a week. However, the symptoms can be bothersome. I suggest the following medicines: 1) Tablet Telekast-L (a combination ...  Read Full »

What is the likely cause of my fever based on my reports?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 60-year-old female. I have had a fever of around 102 degrees Fahrenheit for four days. The fever tends to reduce when I take Dolo 650, but the fever increases after some time. I had vomited three to four times for the first two days, but no vomiting in the last 48 hours. We tested f...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I went through your post and investigations. The most common cause of fever in decreasing order at 60 years of age is urinary tract infection, viral fever, pneumonia, and gastroenterit...  Read Full »

I took Flagyl for a bowel infection and still do not feel better. Any suggestions?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58-year-old female. I was seen at the weekend by the emergency doctor and was diagnosed with bowel infection. I was rehydrated and given IV Paracetamol and sent home with oral antibiotics - Flagyl 400 mg thrice daily and Tavanic 500 mg twice daily. I followed a diet of fluids on...  Read Full »


Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your history and would like to tell you that Flagyl (Metronidazole) and Tavanic (Levofloxacin) generally cover the bacterial and amoebic causes of dysentery. If I were your physician, I would have suggested you continue the antibiotic course for f...  Read Full »

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