Levaquin is one of the fluoroquinolones, a group of effective antibiotics. It is used for various bacterial infections treatment, including diseases that affect kidneys, bladder or prostate. Also, Levaquin is a good remedy for bronchitis or pneumonia caused by bacteria, as well as prescribed after anthrax exposure.
When taking Levaquin, avoid spending a lot of time in the sun, using sunlamps or tanning beds. Levaquin increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight which intensifies the possibility of getting a sunburn. If you are living in an area with a sunny climate, use a sunscreen lotion with SPF-15 or higher and cover as much sking as you can when going out. If you notice redness, itching, swelling or rash after staying exposed to the sun for some time, contact your doctor.
Levaquin should be stored at room temperature. It is discouraged to store this medicine in the refrigerator, especially when it comes to liquid forms of Levaquin since there is always a possibility that the mixture will freeze and thus lose certain useful qualities.
Levaquin side effects are usually harmless and include mild skin itching, nausea, sleep problems. However, Levaquin can also cause more serious conditions, such as watery or bloody diarrhea, dark colored urine, little or no urination, hallucinations, depression, high fever. If you have developed any of these problems, seek medical help immediately.