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Is Levofloxacin effective at treating bacterial pneumonia?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Jun 2020
Question: Pneumonia diagnosis eight day ago. Dr. prescribed 7-day regimen of levofloxacin 750, one tab per day, so I assume my pneumonia was bacterial rather than viral? Also, during a bout of pneumonia, when is the most infectious period? 'worried about my wife.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

levofloxacin is for bacterial pneumonia

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

levofloxacin can only be effective against bacteria, so I suppose the doctor thought it's bacterial! Transmission of the pathogens depends on the pathogen. The first few days are the most dangerous ones. After 3-4 days of effective treatment, infectivity supposed to be low.

Washing the hands, wearing protective masks, keeping a safe distance (2 meters away) from patients and getting fresh air into the room are ways to reduce the risk of transmission.

I hope it helps!
Kind Regards!
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Brief Answer: levofloxacin is for bacterial pneumonia Detailed Answer: Hello, levofloxacin can only be effective against bacteria, so I suppose the doctor thought it's bacterial! Transmission of the pathogens depends on the pathogen. The first few days are the most dangerous ones. After 3-4 days of effective treatment, infectivity supposed to be low. Washing the hands, wearing protective masks, keeping a safe distance (2 meters away) from patients and getting fresh air into the room are ways to reduce the risk of transmission. I hope it helps! Kind Regards!