Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) July 20, 2008
The Oncology Center recently updated its portal with new information about Levaquin antibiotic. Levaquin is the brand name for one of the antibiotics in the family of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Levaquin is a widely used and effective antibiotic medication used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. The company outlines levaquin usage: a widely applicable drug, Levaquin 500 mg is prescribed for infections of the skin, lungs and airways, ears, joints and bones, as well as resistant strains of bacteria that cause chronic urinary tract infections.
The Center also describes levaquin tablets which are color coded according to the strength of the tablet; 250 mg tablets are terra cotta, 500 mg tablest are peach, and 750 mg tablets are white. Generally they are prescribed as single-dose treatments and the strength of the dose will depend on the height, weight, age, and general health of the patient. Children will generally be prescribed an oral liquid dosage based on their age and weight. The prescriptions will usually include dosages for five to fourteen days, depending on the severity of the infection. Levaquin can also be administered as an injection and will be a liquid ranging in color from clear yellow to a greenish-yellow solution.
"It’s important to remember that antibiotics are used again bacterial infections, and because colds and flus are caused by viral infections, drugs like Levaquin and other antibiotics cannot treat or cure these kinds of illnesses". says Grigoriy Anoshenko, the founder of The Oncology Center. It is also important to remember that antibiotics work best when there is a consistent level of the drug in the body, so it is best to take the Levaquin in regular intervals and to avoid missing a dose. If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as possible, but never as a double dose. Also the full prescription of antibiotics should always be taken even after the patient begins to feel better.