Prescription Drug Coverage

Levofloxacin (Levaquin/Quixin) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Levofloxacin or Levaquin/Quixin. Learn more about Levofloxacin and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Levofloxacin

Brand name: Levaquin, Quixin

Typical dosage: 500mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Levofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections. It is available as a brand name and as a generic, and comes as an oral tablet, oral liquid, eye drop or ear drop.

Levofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic commonly used to treat infections such as urinary infections, bone and joint infections, eye infections, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia and more. The brand name equivalents of Levofloxacin include Levaquin and Quixin.

Levofloxacin is usually taken 2 to 3 times daily, depending on the type of infection being treated. Levofloxacin blocks bacteria from reproducing, allowing the infection to heal.

Common side effects of Levofloxacin include upset stomach, diarrhea and headache.

How much does Levofloxacin cost with Medicare?

Levofloxacin coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Levofloxacin?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Levofloxacin in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Levofloxacin include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Levofloxacin. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

It is very important to take your full course of antibiotics, even if your infection seems to improve and you feel better. Don’t stop taking Levofloxacin early without your doctor’s instruction.

Levofloxacin can be taken with or without food. Some antibiotics can cause an upset stomach. If you experience stomach pain or similar symptoms, trying taking levofloxacin with food.

Take Levofloxacin 2 hours before or 6 hours after antacids or other products that contain magnesium, calcium, aluminum, iron or zinc.

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been associated with many different side effects including tendon problems, nerve pain, inability to focus or memory loss. Talk to your doctor if you have any severe side effects, especially if you experience extreme diarrhea.

People often have allergic reactions to antibiotics. Tell your doctor if you experience signs of an allergic reaction such as skin rashes or swelling of the mouth, lips or tongue.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.


Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Levofloxacin. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.