Compare Levaquin vs. Mycobutin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats bacterial infections.

Levaquin (levofloxacin) effectively treats different types of bacterial infections, but it is relatively more expensive than some of its alternatives.

3.3/ 5 average rating with 90 reviewsforLevaquin
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Upsides
  • Available as a generic medicine.
  • Liquid form of Levaquin (levofloxacin) is available for those with trouble swallowing.
  • Treats a variety of bacterial infections.
  • Take only once a day.
  • Can take pill form with or without food.
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Downsides
  • People with diabetes need to check their blood sugar levels regularly while taking Levaquin (levofloxacin).
  • Can't take Levaquin (levofloxacin) at the same time as antacids or vitamins.
  • Levaquin (levofloxacin) can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight and make you more likely to get a rash.
  • Relatively more expensive compared to similar alternatives.
  • Associated with serious and some potentially life-threatening side effects.
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Used for
  • Disseminated infection due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare group; Prophylaxis - HIV infection
  • Atypical mycobacterial infection Crohn's disease Disseminated infection due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare group - HIV infection Helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection HIV infection - Tuberculosis Mycobacterium avium complex infection
  • Lung disease Tuberculosis Tuberculosis
  • Extrapulmonary
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
90 reviews so far
53%
saidit'sworth it
40%
saiditworked well
31%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Levaquin (levofloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Mycobutin (Rifabutin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Tendon rupture and inflammation
    • People over age 60
    • Taking steroid medicine
    • Those with kidney, heart, or lung transplants
  • Myasthenia gravis
    • Those with a history of myasthenia gravis
  • Diarrhea
  • Nerve damage
  • Changes in mood and behavior
    • Those with a history of depression
  • Effects on heartbeat
    • Those with a history of heart rhythm problems
    • Taking other medicines that also affect your heart rhythm
    • Older people
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