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New urologist has prescribed LevoFLOXacin 500 mg Tablet to

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New urologist has prescribed LevoFLOXacin 500 mg Tablet to deal with POSSIBLE infection at entry point for the nephrostomy tube into my left kidney. When the dressing was changed the pain and irritation stopped. My right kidney has failed and left is at about 20% function.
I read warings for this suggested drug and worry it will make my situation worse. I have not taken it yet.
CURRENT drugs:
Amlodipine 10 mg Tablet
Clonidine-Chlorthalidone 0.1-15 mg
Prednisone (only if lungs feel tight)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My vascular surgeon suggest removal of the nephrostomy tube into my left kidney before the open surgery to treat my abdominal aortic aneurysm. The tube, other than dressing replacement issues has reduced pain and maid my life better. I hate to lose it our have it replaced with a Foley Cathetrer.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you should ask your doctor to get a skin or wound culture of the area of your nephrostomy tube to see if there is an actual infection there.

most likely taking levofloxacin antibiotic will not damage your kidneys

it can be a hard area for you to see and examine your nephrostomy tube area.

you don't want an infection to get worse there and potentailly threaten your kidneys as well.

you should take the full course of the antibiotic and follow up with your doctor.

and take a probiotic as well and eat yogurt to help add good bacteria into your GI system to prevent diarrhea from taking antibiotics

let me know if you have questions.