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Is this medicine Leflox from the penicillin family :

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Is this medicine Leflox from the penicillin family : https://www.aci-bd.com/Brand/Leflox.pdf Person who is a heart patient has hypertension and has a cough keeping him up all night. Can they take above ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Sherwin Kashani replied 1 year ago.
No Levoflox is a quinolone antibiotic not a penicillin. I am assuming you are asking as the patient is allergic to penicillin.As the antibiotic is not related to penicillin should be OK to take however if the patient has never taken a quinolone best to monitor for signs of a reaction i.e. rash, swelling to rule out quinolone sensitivity.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Patient has been asked to take Prednisone (deltacotril). What are side effects of this ?
Expert:  Sherwin Kashani replied 1 year ago.
Prednisolone has many side effects and the extent of these depends of the dose and duration of treatment. I can outline the common side effects for you if this helps. 1. Increase risk of infection2. Swelling3. Increase BP4. Increase Blood Sugar5. Weight gain6. Increase appetite7. Psychiatric symptoms8. Delayed wound healing9. Reflux

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