Side Effects Of The Treatment Of Bacterial Infections In The Body?

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From the results of urine test leukocyte esterase 500 (+3) and leukocytes 5-8 and urologist give Levofloxacin 500 mg, while I have a history of auto immune rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, can I take a doctor? Because I read that Levofloxacin 500 mg can cause inflammation of the tendons, nerve damage and muscle weakness and it’s a very hard drug. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Sopia96, Thank you for the question.


How do you perceive hard drugs? Is it because of side effects of the drug or because of other things? Many people argue that a drug is classified as hard because of its side effects even though all drugs must have side effects, however, not everyone will experience the same side effects. Giving antibiotics is also adjusted to one's medical condition. The doctor will not provide treatment that is not appropriate to the medical condition that you are experiencing.


Levofloxacin is a type of fluoroquinolone antibiotic, which is used to treat bacterial infections in the body. Levofloxacin is indeed reported to have side effects in the form of tendinitis (tendon inflammation) and nerve disorders but this does not mean that the drug should be avoided if the benefits of using this drug outweigh the risks. Even if you have a rheumatoid arthritis condition, you can still take this medicine according to the doctor's recommendations. If you have symptoms of tendinitis such as pain, swelling, stiff joints or symptoms of nerve disorders such as numbness, tingling, burning sensation on the skin, the skin becomes more sensitive, please go back to see your doctor, yes.


Hopefully this information is useful.

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