Levaquin for Sinus Infections
I haven't had any of the side effects discussed in the article. I have severe indoor and outdoor allergies, complicated by a deviated septum that was corrected as much as possible with surgery. I get allergy shots, which have helped, avoid foods I'm intolerant to, maintain humidity in my home at 50% or below to control mold and dust mites, have a great HVAC system with the best allergen removal (esp. dust and mold) available. I eat organic, exercise, do saline nasal rinses, and at age 64 even with allergies am in excellent health. Nonetheless, I usually get a couple of sinus infections every year. When i have one, I feel like I have a bad case of the flu. When not treated aggressively initially, they can last for months. Levaquin twice daily for 14 days usually does the trick, esp. when coupled with Prednisone for the first week. I've never had any side effects from either one (Levaquin or Prednisone) or from taking them together. A sinus infection unchecked can become life-threating if it progresses to pneumonia or enters the brain. You're right to be concerned about side effects of prescription drugs, but I wouldn't underestimate the value of these Rx's to treat bacterial sinus infections. They've done wonders for me in the past and will gladly take them again, apart or together, in the future if prescribed.