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Doxycycline

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Levaquin

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Other Names: Levofloxacin
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Doxycycline International Nonproprietary Name is a member of the tetracycline antibiotics group, and is commonly used to treat a variety of infections. Doxycycline is a semisynthetic tetracycline invented and clinically developed in the early 1960s by P... Read more on Wikipedia
Levofloxacin is a synthetic chemotherapeutic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class and is used to treat severe or life-threatening bacterial infections or bacterial infections that have failed to respond to other antibiotic classes. It is sold und... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Ruinedbyleviquin
April 12, 2014
Ruinedbyleviquin wrote
Do some research before you take this drug
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By Teri Barnett
March 12, 2014
Teri Barnett wrote
Rotator Cuff Pain
I had the same problem with Levaquin, torn rotator cuff and torn meniscus in my knee. Had surgery and still messed up.
Linda  |  March 18, 2014
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By Allison
February 27, 2014
Allison wrote
Doxcycline and Levaquine - Tendonitis
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By nurse with photophobia due to eye infection
January 26, 2014
nurse with photophobia due to eye infection wrote
Severe Painful Photophobia following eye surgery
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By Chris
January 6, 2014
Chris wrote
Levaquin
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By Ay_yo_D
November 20, 2013
Ay_yo_D wrote
Sleep
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By Leviquin
November 5, 2013
Leviquin wrote
Difficulty walking, pain in toes a d did have pain in legs
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By The Momma
November 4, 2013
The Momma wrote
Nightmares
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Kylie  |  April 4, 2014
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By Lee
November 1, 2013
Lee wrote
Levaquin. Insomnia
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By lee sedwick md
October 2, 2013
lee sedwick md wrote
tendonitis and insomnia after taking levoquin
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By Mary
August 26, 2013
Mary wrote
Doxycycine is poison!!
My neck is real read itchy and peeling then burns
Tammy henry  |  April 17, 2014
I have been taking these twice a day for almost the last month for my perioral dermititis. I did try taking them without food which is the best way for them to be more effective. However; I did notice that especially in the morning it makes me quite nauseous. You MUST drink alot of water and even if you do you may have to eat a little with them. It is a pretty powerful antibiotic and honestly one of the main issues can be dehydration which can cause all of the symptoms listed in previous post.
Larisa  |  March 24, 2014
Were you guys eating with your antibiotics? They can make you very sick on an empty stomach.
February 28, 2014
just lower your dosage i guess and eat yogurt+ drink alot of water
powmowpow  |  January 16, 2014
I was put on Doxy 1 100 mg 2 times a day. I started a heacache and nauseous feeling. Kept taking them until the 5th day. My headache was so severe, nausea was worse. I couldn't take the headache anymore. Looked up side effects of doxy and first one was a severe and unusual headache, then nausea....etc. I stopped them, drank lots of water to flush it out of me. Headache gone within a couple of days. Spoke to my dr and got a script for something different.
Whew, worst headache ever!
ChristineW  |  November 15, 2013
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What patients are saying about Doxycycline vs. Levaquin

283 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
doctor prescribed levaquin for a persistent sinus & throat...
...doctor prescribed levaquin for a persistent sinus & throat infection. I am allergic ...options are limited. I took 10 days of doxycycline prior to the levaquin, but the infection returned. Ab...
giving it a another week and then I might switch to Levaquin...
...the doxycycline, 200 mg, rifamipn and on the weekend zithromycyn. I am feeling better, but just nonstop headaches for a month. We're giving it a another week and then I might switch to Levaquin....
doxycycline and augmentin with no bladder side effec...
...a list in the back of drugs and antibiotics that are okay to take if you have IC. hope someone finds the list for you. i do know that macrobid will cause flares, but i've taken cipro, levaquin,...
yet. Did the levaquin have any effect? My sister in law...
...you have started the doxycycline yet. Did the levaquin have any effect? My sister in law was having pelvic pain, urgency and ...her on Levaquin for 7 days. She said that it helped alot. I...
Put me on doxycycline for both and had reactions both...
...now bronchitis... Put me on doxycycline for both and had reactions both times ...more of Levaquin on top of my five I am completing. No problems. I actually ...Biaxin) Levaquin was good fo...
people who are allergic to Levaquin and Cipro and that...
Levaquin is one of the strongest ...have had pneumonia that treated with penicillin or doxycycline and were cured. I ...about people who are allergic to Levaquin and Cipro and that...
me off and put me on doxycycline. i also was allergic to...
...bactrum? i was on it for about a month with no problems but recently broke out in a rash and had a hard time breathing doc took me off and put me on doxycycline. i also was allergic ...doxycycl...
but still. Levaquin made me feel better but I don't know...
...prescription for 100mg (2x daily) doxycycline. And also told me to ...the details. I've been on doxycycline before and it ...whole month but still. Levaquin made me feel better but I don't...
can't take Levaquin. I'm living with painful tendon damage...
...take Levaquin. I'm living ...taking fluoroquinolones. Doxycycline wor...
I also recently had a reaction to Levaquin (not the same as...
Hi act130 yes I am on doxycycline. Thank you so much for ...my eyes (like conjunctivitis). I am so frustrated. I also recently had a reaction to Levaquin (not the same as this)...
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