Levofloxacin (Oral, Injectable)
Levofloxican is an antibiotic medication that is used to treat serious infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. This medication is also used to prevent anthrax infection in people who are exposed to anthrax. It can be injected or taken orally.
This medication increases the risk of tendonitis or tendon rupture. These painful conditions can interfere with walking or moving; tendon ruptures require surgery to correct. People over the age of 60 are more likely to experience tendon problems while on this medication than younger people.
Patients who have myasthenia gravis should not take this medication. This medication can cause muscle weakness, which can be fatal to patients who have this disease.