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Is this medicine Leflox from the penicillin family: Person

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Is this medicine Leflox from the penicillin family : Person who is a heart patient has hypertension and has a cough keeping him up all night. Can they take above ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Sherwin Kashani replied 2 years 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 2 years ago.
Patient has been asked to take Prednisone (deltacotril). What are side effects of this ?
Expert:  Sherwin Kashani replied 2 years 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 infection

2. Swelling

3. Increase BP

4. Increase Blood Sugar

5. Weight gain

6. Increase appetite

7. Psychiatric symptoms

8. Delayed wound healing

9. Reflux

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