Want To Return My Levaquin Prescription

by G

I was recently prescribed Levaquin. After reading your article I want to contact my doctor and tell her to send me a refund for the two prescriptions I purchased for my foot condition.

What should I do?


Joshua Comments:

Hi G.

We all make our own choices around health care.

The more we educate ourselves, the better choices we can make.

I'm certainly not going to tell anybody to take Levaquin or not to take Levaquin...

I'm sure you already have, but one would want to evaluate one's situation. Why were you prescribed Levaquin? In what Levaquin dosage? What are the alternatives? Do you even need alternatives?

Antibiotics, which are useless against virus issues, are prescribed for viral infections just to make people feel like they are getting care.

They are prescribed for Urinary Tract Infections, and because there are fast natural alternatives, prescribing something like Levaquin or Cipro that have the dangerous side effects that they do is, in my opinion, CRAZY.

And some things will just go away if allowed to run their course, especially when you get enough good nutrition and Vitamin D and such.

There are various questions to ask oneself (and I'm curious, of course. Tell me tell me!).

Can you even get refunds on prescriptions? That may be an interesting experiment. I can't imagine a doctor's office giving a refund for anything.

I have no idea what a pharmacy would do, though I imagine that they have policies around returning merchandise which include never giving a refund for prescriptions once they are filled.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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Mar 29, 2018
500Mg 10 days for Punemonia
by: Anonymous

Punemonia was diagnosed 10 days ago.....took 8 days of Levaquin (generic).....not taking last two days.....

pain in palm (CTS?) pain in front of foot...some stabbing tingling elsewhere

great lower back pain but that may be from coughing attack i had around the time I started the med.

Thinking maybe this will go away.

But I am curious about magnesium.....when can I start taking it? The last pill I took was last night.


Joshua Comments:

Pneumonia is no joke. When your life is at risk, you gotta do what you gotta do.

Having said that, there's alternatives to Fluoroquinolones. And if you took Levofloxacin for pneumonia (which can be/is life threatening) and are having levaquin symptoms....as the FDA required warning label states....stop if you have side effects.

If you're on death's door from the peumonia...then again you gotta do what you gotta do.

But if it you can do an alternative antibiotic, that would likely be a good idea (because you might survivie the pneumonia but wish you hadn't because the levaquin side effects are so bad).

Said another way, if you have peumonia, you're under your doctor's care (and really should be because if the pneumonia gets worse....that's bad).

Magnesium stops fluoroquinolone antibiotics from being effective. So if you're done taking the FQ's, then you can take magnesium the next day because the FQ's are done being active by then.

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