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Suggest treatment for sinus infection

My wife just had a cat scan of her sinus area. The diagnosis was a sinus infection and was prescribed LEVAQUIN 500mg tablets, one a day for ten days. Other than her constant long term coughing particularly at night (6 months or so) she does not have any other noticeable symptoms. No pain, drainage, headaches, etc. It seems as though LEVAQIUN is a very pervasive and dangerous drug and any comments such as further tests etc. that you could suggest would be helpful. She is currently under the care of a GP with no particular expertise in this area. Thank you for consideration of this problem.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016
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levo floxacin is the the drug in the brand you mentioned, it is fluoroquinolone type of antibiotic which acts on a vast type type of micro organisms and is given in the patients suspected of infections.it has its own side effects and adverse effects, but not that they will occur in each and every patient, so nothing wrong in taking it on advice of a qualified doctor under prescription. the dry troublesome cough in a patient with sinus infection can be due to post nasal drip also,in which the inflammation fluid falls at the back side of patient's throat causing the feeling to clear the throat and hence coughing. respiratory allergy causes also needs to be checked in these symptoms
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