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Was just prescribed levaquin...

Was just prescribed levaquin after cephalexin wasn't working like it should to deal with bad sinus infection and some chest congestion . Levaquin has some real bad review what is your thoughts about levaquin

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Are you having any breathing problems?

About 7-8 days with fever that comes and goes was given a zpack 2 weeks ago and chephalexin since wensday

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Have always had sinus problems but normally active and health

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

Not really first line for wide spectrum sinus coverage.

That would be augmentin, unless you are allergic to penicillan.

Otherwise doxycicline.

Levaquin should be reserved when all else fails, and it has been associated with tendon rupture.
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