Any advice out there?

Posted by sylvermoon8 @sylvermoon8, Aug 23, 2019

The first results of my biopsies from the bronchoscopy came back and I have pseudomonas infection. I was put on Levofloxacin 750 mg. I was told by my wonderful pharmacist when I asked for drug counseling, like advice on anything to make it easier to take, that he knows many people can’t take that very high dose. Advice I was not looking for.
Does anyone have any advice for me if I get bad nausea or whatever may come my way?
Thank you.

The first report to come back after my bronchoscopy revealed pseudomonous aeruginosa. I had been coughing a great deal. Pulmonary doc ordered Levofloxicin 500 mg, once a day for two weeks. I normally have tons of problems with antibiotics but tolerated this pretty well. I was already taking probiotics and feel it helped a lot. My cough was completely gone at the end of the two weeks. how many times a day are you to take the medicine? Hope you do well.
Faye

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@sylvermoon8 I was on a lower dose for 2 weeks and developed the tendinitis the warning label speaks of. Usually more prone to this if you have RA (rheumatoid arthritis) which I do not have. But I do have significant arthritis. I'm 59. Just be aware of any muscle achiness around your ankles, calfs, knees, and shoulders. Other than that I had no other side effects like nausea. I always start a new medicine on a light tummy and well hydrated.

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@fdixon63

The first report to come back after my bronchoscopy revealed pseudomonous aeruginosa. I had been coughing a great deal. Pulmonary doc ordered Levofloxicin 500 mg, once a day for two weeks. I normally have tons of problems with antibiotics but tolerated this pretty well. I was already taking probiotics and feel it helped a lot. My cough was completely gone at the end of the two weeks. how many times a day are you to take the medicine? Hope you do well.
Faye

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I am taking the 750 mg once a day for 10 days. I noticed I didn’t sleep much last night…dozing maybe. Nine days to go. I have no cough. My pharmacist scared me.

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@margiebanks

@sylvermoon8 I was on a lower dose for 2 weeks and developed the tendinitis the warning label speaks of. Usually more prone to this if you have RA (rheumatoid arthritis) which I do not have. But I do have significant arthritis. I'm 59. Just be aware of any muscle achiness around your ankles, calfs, knees, and shoulders. Other than that I had no other side effects like nausea. I always start a new medicine on a light tummy and well hydrated.

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Thank you.

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