It started 4 days ago with the headache, slight heartache, and slight kidney ache?

It started 4 days ago with the headache, slight heartache, and slight kidney ache. I was shivering, and the body temperature went up to 38.4C. Next day the temperature was about 37.8C, so I went to the doctor. He got me checked but found nothing. Since I had to travel abroad, he prescribed Levofloxacin 500 mg. Today, 2 days after I started taking antibiotic, my body temperature went up to 38.4C again. I am afraid it’s a virus, and antibiotic only makes it worse. May I stop taking it?

Age: 39
Medications: Levofloxacin 500 mg
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Hello. Antibiotics need to be followed for the whole course (duration) of treatment. And take the time needed to work. It would be a bad idea to stop the treatment now. Regards


You should continue taking antibiotics as it is probably infection and there is a possibility that if there is kidney pain it can be urinary tract infection..

However a complete blood picture should be done and in case if there is a doubt of urine infection then a urinalysis can also be done..

For now continue taking antibiotic and along with it take light diet and drink plenty of water..

Take sufficient rest..

Hope this helps..