Levaquin Side Effects

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  1. link Mandalay23
    Had levaquin before and fine, 3rd course and jaw is TIGHT
    I am a fine and healthy 28 year old female (will admit I'm overweight). I was prescribed 500mg Levaquin back in January for pneumonia for a 5 day stint, took it and was fine. Turned out the pneumonia was from a lung infection that wouldn't go away (w - 76% more...
    Mandalay23- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
  2. link Smith477
    Levaquin nurse hotline, intravenous drugs, hi 5, augmentin, mrsa
    Hi, 5 days ago I was diagnosed with staph, MRSA. I went to my doctor, who put me on Augmentin, didn't work so he added Levaquin. I ended up in the ER on Thursday with my arm worse and intravenous drugs. To make a long story short, after my second dos - 77% more...
    Smith477- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Levaquin
  3. link Muttly
    Leviquin is a powerful antibiotic. If you have a reaction to Leviquin, it's possible that it will effect your QRS complex (heart rhythm), heart rate and oxygen saturation. I did have a reaction to Leviquin at the end of my 10 day dose. My lips became - 58% more...
    Muttly- over a year ago
  4. link Mike007
    My girlfriend has SEVERE PAIN EXACTLY as described in these posts
    My girlfriend was prescribed Levaquin for a respiratory infection back in March of this year, 2011. After 5 days, she started experiencing the EXACT SAME DEBILITATING PAINS in ALL of her joints. Shw is also on a plethora of other drugs to trest her E - 66% more...
    Mike007- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Levaquin
  5. link Davidtfull
    Levaquin adverse drug reactions, more than forty years, tendon rupture, anthrax scare, rampant ignorance
    Comment: What is behind the ignorance and denial found within the medical community regarding the true safety profile of the fluoroquinolones? An editorial in response to the FDA's recent addition of "Black Box Warnings" to the fluoroquinol - 100% more...
    Davidtfull- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Levaquin
  6. link Deepforest
    Dr. Mercola ( [link removed] ) says that new research shows that it is the Fluoride within the fluoroquinolone class of drugs that is causing the damage. Fluoride can penetrate more deeply into tissues of the body, so they wrapped their antibiotic ar - 67% more...
    Deepforest- over a year ago
  7. link Donyo770
    Flashing lights/objects out of the corner of my Left eye repeatly
    Couldn't understand why I was experiencing this vision out of the corner of my left eye. I keep having these flash's that became more frequent after taking Levaquin on my 2 nd day.I wish my doctor would of told me about the tenditis cautious because - 52% more...
    Donyo770- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
  8. link Swedish
    If you want to learn more about this group of antibiotics - please visist fqresearch.org and fqvictims.org. I also found the book Bitter Pills by Stephen Fried very interesting. You can also google the words "floxed" and "floxies" - 38% more...
    Swedish- over a year ago
  9. link Larry911
    Levaquin floaters
    Flashes in both eyes followed by development of severe floaters.
    Larry911- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
  10. link Donyo770
    I just start experiencing this servely on my 2 nd day of levaquin. Thank G-d for these web sites ! I thought I had something worse going on !
    Donyo770- over a year ago
  11. link Jb7th
    Levaquin emotionally unstable, cipro, rheumotologist, time and chance, emotional responses
    Responding to the latest poster. No, no improvement for me in 6 months. So sorry to have to say that. For you and I and the rest of us. I just came back from a rheumotologist who has done many, many tests on me. I shared with him my belief that this - 95% more...
    Jb7th- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
  12. link Sadfromcipro
    Sorry to hear about your experience, I'm having problems too and looking for help. You may want to join the group Cipro Harmed Us if you're on facebook & another sufferer started a comprehensive website at w survivingcipro and that's a . com. I h - 23% more...
    Sadfromcipro- over a year ago
  13. link My2angels
    After second dose of Levaquin, I have severe pain in my right groin area
    I've taken two doses of Levaquin at 750 mg. each over two days time that was prescribed for me after a month long bout of a deep chest cold. Several hours after taking the second dose, I've developed pain in my right groin, lower abdomen, hip and but - 71% more...
    My2angels- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
  14. link Rockhanger3
    My wife took Levaquin for 7 days and she is having pain in her joints, Its been three weeks since she took levaquin (750mg) and she still having pain in her joints. Her bones ache and she can't sleep at night and its hard for her to work during the d - 21% more...
    Rockhanger3- over a year ago
  15. link 0icu812
    Levaquin levaquin 750 mg, zombie, candy, toilet, urge
    I took Levaquin 750 mg for 2 days. The first night it made me sleepy and drowsy. The second night I took it, I was high. I felt like I was a zombie. I sat in front of my computer rocking back and forward. And al I wanted to do while I sat there was t - 63% more...
    0icu812- over a year ago - 14 Replies - in Levaquin
  16. link Babycakes_90
    i have been on leviquin for about 8 days now for a bad kidney infection and the first night it made me so drowsy and so i slept real good but for the last week i have only been able to sleep 3 hrs and no more i am so tired but everytime i close my ey - 61% more...
    Babycakes_90- over a year ago
  17. link Melanie1285
    I was prescribed Leviquin 750mg ( 5 days) for sinus infectoin. On the fifth day I told my doctor my body hurt all over and my bone would not bend. She said to stop taking it but I had taken my last dose. 20 days later I went to see her and told her m - 72% more...
    Melanie1285- over a year ago
  18. link Bigworm
    my symptoms
    i cut mine in half and i still throw up, diarrhea, and now my body is all stiff and sore and i dont sleep well at night either
    Bigworm- over a year ago - in Levaquin
  19. link Chrisarader
    Levaquin alternative medicine, grape seed extract, health food store, quality supplements, natural antibiotic
    I am normally a very physically fit specimen, working outside every day. One 500 mg. tab of this poisencompletely debilitated me. Within six hours of taking levaquin I experienced excruciation soreness in my arms and shoulders. My throat swelled up a - 61% more...
    Chrisarader- over a year ago - 8 Replies - in Levaquin
  20. link Blc4law
    If you have had a documented reaction to Levaquin that included throat swelling or trouble swallowing, please contact me. I am an attorney representing an elderly woman who was given Levaquin after she had been identified as being allergic to the dru - 70% more...
    Blc4law- over a year ago
  21. link Tlcgold1
    Levaquin levaquin 500mg, fall victim, light headedness, stuff happens, third day
    I was given Levaquin (500mg) 1 a day for pneumonia, and today is my third day of usage. I can't really say that I have any sides to talk about. I was pretty messed up when I started. I do have light headedness, weak and still basically feel lousy. I - 46% more...
    Tlcgold1- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
  22. link Diamlil50
    I am getting ready to start Levaquin for Bronchitis this will be the third anitibotic in the last 2 mths i really feel miserable coughing but not very productive cough, feel like my chest and lungs is going to explode. I read the side effects chest p - 47% more...
    Diamlil50- over a year ago
  23. link Msbelle
    Levaquin albuterol inhaler, torn tendon, leviquin, muscle cramps, chronic bronchitis
    I was prescribed Levaquin 1000 mg. for 5 days for pneumonia the last week of December 2006. I was also prescribed Prednisone. Everything I ate tasted like metal. A couple of days after I started taking the Levaquin I started experiencing muscle cramp - 84% more...
    Msbelle- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Levaquin
  24. link Edmo1958
    I am 52 yrs of age and have had chronic bronchitis all of my life. In 2005 I was admitted to the hospital with viral pneumonia. I was administered Levaquin and Prednisone thru an IV for 6 days. After being discharged from the hospital, I constantly h - 69% more...
    Edmo1958- over a year ago
  25. link Jjones56
    Levaquin levaquin 500mg, hurt so bad, hurting so bad, yesturday, i cried
    I started taking Levaquin 500mg 3 22 07 on the 3rd day My legs hurt so bad I could hardly walk. My knees also hurt, My hips & back of legs allthe way down my legs the muscles hurt so bad I cried,even when I walked the back of my ankles it would p - 49% more...
    Jjones56- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Levaquin
  26. link Kelly94
    I too, had taken Levaquin 500mg for pneumonia. I experienced the same thing. It too started on the third day and got worse, to the point I could hardly walk. My doctor told me that is just a rare side effect of the medicine and there is nothing you c - 65% more...
    Kelly94- over a year ago
  27. link Raleighnc
    Could Levaquin have caused?
    Had a 10 day course of Levaquin for a sinus infection and finished 5 days ago. While taking the medicine, I noticed my legs, particularly my inner thighs and knees were very painful. Then my shoulders started. Had already had problems with both shoul - 52% more...
    Raleighnc- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Levaquin
  28. link Raleighnc
    I already had low levels of Vitamin D. I am now 9 days off Levaquin and still in a lot of pain. Thank you Gillettewest....I'll let you know if taking additional D helps.
    Raleighnc- over a year ago
  29. link Gillettewest
    Levaquin blocks your vitamin D via the same pathway that anti-seziure medications are known to block it. You have to take 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 to alleviate the joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle pains caused by the vitamin D deficiency. You can s - 55% more...
    Gillettewest- over a year ago
  30. link Swedish
    Visit fqresearch.org and fqvictims.org Please google the words "floxed" and "floxies" Also google "David T. Fuller". You might also like to read the interesting book - Bitter Pills - about quinolones.
    Swedish- over a year ago
  31. link Raleighnc
    Thanks. My doctor thinks my rotator cuff may be torn. If complete tear, I will have to have surgery. How long did it take you to get better? I thought I was etter but got out today and it just wore me out.
    Raleighnc- over a year ago
  32. link Zach781999
    Yes! It probably was the levaquin. I also had joint problems from this drug as well as its sister drug avelox. Bursitis in the shoulder is a known side effect! Good luck!
    Zach781999- over a year ago
  33. link Mlatapie
    Levaquin almost killed me!!
    On Monday, April 7, I went to my doctor for an allergic reaction which turned into bronchial infection with productive cough. I am a teacher and I am in my 60's and this doctor has been with me for at least 15 years. He prescribed levaquin and I had - 91% more...
    Mlatapie- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Levaquin
  34. link Zach781999
    Do not forget Avelox. Also in the same family. I have had trouble with avelox and levaquin. For some reason I'm ok with Cipro.
    Zach781999- over a year ago
  35. link Mightnightblue
    Need Help / Advise / Support
    I was prescribed Levaquin 750mg for 10 days in August 2010. During treatment, I honestly do not remember experiencing any side effects. I am in my early 30's About 7 weeks later, I experienced a sudden, unexplained severe pain in my right knee. Initi - 88% more...
    Mightnightblue- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
  36. link Ramansa
    Levequin side effects.
    I have taken Levequin for five days now and experience insomnia, the jitters, difficulty using my fingers for any fine motor tasks.
    Ramansa- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levaquin
  37. link Swedish
    Please go to fqresearch.org and fqvictims.org and google the words "David T. Fuller", "floxed" and "floxies". I am sure you will find some suprising information. I hope I understand you correctly - that you are taking an anbiotic of quinolone-type.
    Swedish- over a year ago