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My adult son is having a recurrence of pneumonia a week

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Hi. My adult son is having a recurrence of pneumonia a week after finishing a round of Levequin (750 mg) for 5 days. The med did not make him sick the last time, but today he took a pill and threw it up. He's only had a few bites of toast this evening, and I'm hesitant to give him another big 750 mg. pill. Can I cut it in half? Or should I wait till tomorrow and get a different med? Hate to have him vomit again.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

He's intolerant of amoxycillin. Takes 200 mg/day of Zoloft (he has autism). Also Synthroid.

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

No -- just that he's had pneumonia 3 times since age 8.

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 4 months ago

estimated, in this case I suggest you do not give the medicine again because if there is a recurrence is due to bacterial resistance so I suggest you go to the consultation tomorrow to change the medical treatment

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