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Is such a high dose of Levofloxacin necessary after implant placement?

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Published At September 1, 2018
Reviewed AtSeptember 26, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have just had a sinus lift graft and implants placed. The dentist has prescribed 500 mg of Levofloxacin every 12 hours for 10 days, plus Augmentin, plus Ibuprofen and Dexamethasone. My question is whether the Levofloxacin is necessary and why is it such a high dose? I have read it should not be taken with Ibuprofen and Dexamethasone. My dentist said it is fine, but I am very worried as I have heard this antibiotic is very toxic. What is your advice concerning this issue, please?

Answered by Dr. Naveen Thomas

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

In usual cases here, we just give Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg twice a day for a week or two which is more than enough and Levofloxacin is not required. Maybe your dentist is being extra sure that you do not get any infection at the site. The dosage is fine, and if your dentist is an experienced one, you should go with his prescription. Taking just one course of Levofloxacin is not going to harm you in any significant manner.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry

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