Doxycycline vs Levofloxacin

Doxycycline
(Rx)
Levofloxacin
(Rx)
Doxycycline is an antibiotic.
Levofloxacin is an antibiotic and an eye & vision care product.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Concern level
1.6
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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October 27, 1983
October 15, 2004
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
65,888 Discussions
3,754 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Infection
#3 for Lyme
#4 for Chlamydia
#6 for Rosacea
#7 for Itching
#8 for Inflammation
#9 for UTI
#10 for Malaria
#11 for Mycoplasma
#14 for Syphilis
#15 for NSU
Our data suggest that Doxycycline is taken for Acne and Lyme, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Infection and Chlamydia.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Pneumonia
#4 for Chlamydia
#6 for Bronchitis
Levofloxacin is prescribed for Infection, UTI, Pneumonia and Chlamydia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dox
Nausea
5
Depression
3
Dizziness
2
Joint Pain
2
Stomach Problems
1
Sun Sensitivity
1
Tingling
1
Sore Throat
1
Numbness
1
Bloating
1
Lev
Allergy
9
Nausea
6
Dizziness
4
Tiredness
4
Weakness
3
Diabetes
3
Anxiety
3
Tendonitis
3
Stomach Pain
3
Insomnia
3
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Doxycycline
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Levofloxacin
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Nausea
Dox
Lev
5
6
Depression
Dox
Lev
3
0
Dizziness
Dox
Lev
2
4
Joint Pain
Dox
Lev
2
0
Stomach Problems
Dox
Lev
1
0
Sun Sensitivity
Dox
Lev
1
0
Tingling
Dox
Lev
1
0
Sore Throat
Dox
Lev
1
0
Numbness
Dox
Lev
1
0
Bloating
Dox
Lev
1
0
Allergy
Lev
Dox
9
0
Nausea
Lev
Dox
6
5
Dizziness
Lev
Dox
4
2
Tiredness
Lev
Dox
4
0
Weakness
Lev
Dox
3
0
Diabetes
Lev
Dox
3
0
Anxiety
Lev
Dox
3
0
Tendonitis
Lev
Dox
3
0
Stomach Pain
Lev
Dox
3
0
Insomnia
Lev
Dox
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Levofloxacin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Method of use
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Eye Drops, Injection, Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Drops: 0.5%, 1.5%
Solution: 250 mg/10 mL, 25 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Doxycycline Hyclate , Doxycycline Monohydrate , Doxycycline Calcium
Levofloxacin, Levofloxacin/Dextrose 5%-Water
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Doxycycline and Levofloxacin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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