Levaquin Action Mechanism
Levaquin inhibits DNA gyrase (also known as bacterial topoisomerase II) that plays an important role in DNA replication, transcription, repair as well as recombination. Hence, Levaquin is regarded as the ultimate clinical strategic option to fight with wide range of clinical bacterial complications.
The dosage of Levaquin recommended for pneumonia, chronic bronchitis or prostate, sinus and skin infections is 500 mg per day. While, Levaquin dosage for treatment of urinary tract infection is 250 mg per day for 3 days and should always be taken on an empty stomach.
The ability of Levaquin to effectively tackle various bacterial infections caused by bronchitis or pneumonia as well as treat people exposed to anthrax made it the most popular antibiotic medication.
Avoiding Levaquin if you are allergic to any of its active or inactive components, pregnant or breastfeeding is the most important precautionary measure. Individuals suffering from kidney disease, heart complications, hypokalemia, seizures or other medical ailments are also not recommended to take Levaquin medication.
Levaquin Side effects
Common side effects of Levaquin include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, constipation and vaginal itching or discharge.
While the serious side effects of Levaquin that require urgent medical assistance if symptoms persist for longer duration include convulsions, numbness in your hands and legs, hallucinations, clay-colored stools, dark urine, severe skin reactions and jaundice.