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Could you relay the known neurotoxic effects of Levaquin and

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Could you relay the known neurotoxic effects of Levaquin and state under what conditions it should be administered. The particular patient is a 77 y/o otherwise healthy WF who developed some small scattered infiltrates in both lower lobes resembling an aspiration pneumonia. She was afebrile and had a normal white blood cell count. She was hospitalized and had all negative cultures but was discharged on levoquin. Her older sister was also place on this drug 2 years ago with neurological side effects. Could you provide some guidance?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
it is known to cause seizures, psychosis and suicidal ideation
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Sorry that was my phone call offer
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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