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Pain in kidneys after completing Levofloxacin 7 day treatment for pneumonica.

I recently got out of the hospital where I had pneumonia . I was given an antibiotic , levofloxacin for 7 days. Yesterday was my last day, and now my kidneys are hurting. Still working, but left side hurts pretty bad. Thought I would wait and see if getting off the antibiotic would help as the pain started yesterday morning when I took my last dose. But getting worried. Can not get in to see my doctor until next week. Should I go to the ER or wait and see. Took some AZO last night and it eased up some.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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It may be mere side effect of drug or may be the pneumonia which is commonly caused by streptococcus pneumoniae has not responded to levofloxacin and may have developed small pleural effusion at the basal region causing pain on left side......................patient should have been put on broad spectrum antibiotics.ask for the symptoms of pain during inspiration,fever associated,as it might be empyema
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