Answer & Explanation

A 77-year-old male taking coumadin presents to the office for a routine follow-up. He was recently seen by his dentist and diagnosed with a dental abscess and placed on Levofloxacin. When counseling him about coumadin and Levofloxacin a Fluoroquinolone use, the FNP should inform the patient that: Question 16Select one: a. Fluoroquinolones will not have any effect on INR, so continue routine monitoring b. Fluoroquinolones may increase INR, so close monitoring during the course of treatment is warranted. c. Stop the coumadin while taking the Levofloxacin d. Fluoroquinolones may decrease INR, so close monitoring during the course of treatment is warranted Jump to… Jump to…

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