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Levaquin

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3.6
1.9  Effectiveness
5.2  Side Effects
3.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 8 Levaquin side effects and 2 Levaquin benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is levofloxacin and brand name is Levaquin.

Levaquin is manufactured and marketed by Ortho McNeil Company.

The active ingredients of this medication is levofloxacin and Inactive ingredients is water for injection.

It is primarily used in the treatment of certain forms of bacterial infections.
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Effectiveness of Levaquin by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Levaquin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 9.5% 14.3% 61.9% 9.5% 4.8%
Balance/Equilibrium 5.3% 10.5% 73.7% 5.3% 5.3%
Blood Pressure 0% 5.3% 94.7% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 23.8% 66.7% 4.8% 4.8%
Confidence 4.8% 23.8% 66.7% 0% 4.8%
Coordination/Motor Skills 15% 5% 75% 5% 0%
Digestion 9.1% 18.2% 68.2% 4.5% 0%
Emotional Well-being 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 9.5% 4.8%
Energy 9.1% 27.3% 45.5% 9.1% 9.1%
Eyesight 0% 10.5% 89.5% 0% 0%
Memory 10% 10% 80% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 5% 20% 70% 5% 0%
Pain 15% 5% 70% 10% 0%
Patience 0% 23.8% 71.4% 4.8% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 10.5% 89.5% 0% 0%
Sleep 4.8% 19% 57.1% 14.3% 4.8%
Stress Level 14.3% 14.3% 66.7% 0% 4.8%
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Commonly Reported Levaquin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 83.3% 0% 0% 0% 16.7%
Anxiety 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Appetite Loss 70.6% 11.8% 5.9% 11.8% 0%
Bruising 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Confusion 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Depression 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Diarrhea 81% 9.5% 4.8% 4.8% 0%
Dizziness 52.9% 29.4% 5.9% 11.8% 0%
Drowsiness 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Fatigue 68.8% 0% 18.8% 6.2% 6.2%
Fever 94.4% 5.6% 0% 0% 0%
General Discomfort 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0% 33.3%
Headache 81.2% 6.2% 6.2% 0% 6.2%
Insomnia 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 53.3% 13.3% 20% 6.7% 6.7%
Nausea 56.2% 18.8% 12.5% 6.2% 6.2%
Pain 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0% 33.3%
Sore Throat 85.7% 7.1% 7.1% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Tendonitis 90% 0% 0% 0% 10%
Vomiting 82.4% 5.9% 5.9% 0% 5.9%
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Less Commonly Reported Levaquin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 84.6% 7.7% 7.7% 0% 0%
Anxiety 66.7% 0% 26.7% 6.7% 0%
Chest Pain 68.8% 12.5% 0% 6.2% 12.5%
Depression 64.3% 14.3% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1%
Genital Discomfort 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Hives 93.8% 6.2% 0% 0% 0%
Jaundice 93.8% 6.2% 0% 0% 0%
Lightheadedness 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 85.7% 7.1% 0% 7.1% 0%
Painful Urination 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Tendon Rupture 92.9% 0% 0% 7.1% 0%
Tendonitis 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Torn Ligament 92.9% 0% 0% 7.1% 0%
Yeast Infection 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Levaquin
Since taking Levaquin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 3.4%
Hospitalization 10.3%
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User Comments about Levaquin
10 May 2011 One lethal dose. 750mg. Next morning could not get out of bed, right side in joint area severely hurt. Has been ever since along with lower back pain and leg. I HATE this drug. To top it off I called office and they said to continue taking it. Took it for four days total to treat pneumonia which I did not have. My Dr. saw me three days later and said to stop immediately. What can I do? or should I do?
   —Posted by shercares
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24 Jun 2010 I took this for my bout with pneumonia and it definitely helped clear out the rest of my infection. I trust this drug as a dependable antibiotic.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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06 Jun 2010 I was switched from Septra to Levaquin do to getting hives from Septra
   —Posted by Leah
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01 Jun 2010 Anaphylactic shock here. I had to be rushed to the hospital. My face swelled up until the eyes were slits; the tongue swelled; and welts were all over my body. My tongue swelled within a few minutes of injestion. I was lucky to get to the hospital in time.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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03 Jan 2010 Been on it 4 days. Black stools, severe heart palpitations and dizziness. Can't sleep. Have read up on side effects on internet. All of these are possible and then some. No muscle/tendon problems, though. Will contact physician on Monday to discontinue this med.
   —Posted by Mitzi
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