About this FactMed analysis covering adverse side effect reports of LEVAQUIN patients who developed ACHLORHYDRIA.

FactMed provides MD-approved analysis to help both patients, researchers, and physicians accurately assess the risk profile for more than 20,000 different pharmaceutical products. The below report offers compiled information from Food & Drug Administration and FactMed user submissions. Between January 2004 and October 2012, 6 individuals taking LEVAQUIN reported ACHLORHYDRIA to the FDA. A total of 26097 LEVAQUIN drug adverse event reaction reports were made with the FDA during this time period. Often the FDA only receives reports of the most critical and severe cases; these numbers may therefore underrepresent the complication rate of the medication.

FDA Research Report

Introduction This page is designed to help you determine the relationship, if any, between LEVAQUIN and ACHLORHYDRIA. In doing so, we compare LEVAQUIN with other drugs that cause ACHLORHYDRIA, to help you evaluate whether or not LEVAQUIN causes ACHLORHYDRIA. Likewise, this page shows the most highly-reported side effects of LEVAQUIN, so you can see if ACHLORHYDRIA ranks among LEVAQUIN's most well-known side effects.
Summary Statistics
Reports of LEVAQUIN causing ACHLORHYDRIA: 6
Reports of any side effect of LEVAQUIN : 26097
Percentage of LEVAQUIN patients where ACHLORHYDRIA is a reported side effect: 0.0230%

FDA reports of any drug causing ACHLORHYDRIA : 27
Average percentage for all medicated patients where ACHLORHYDRIA is reported as a complication: 0.0002%

Physician opinion on LEVAQUIN as adverse event culprit:

Overall opinion for all reports of this drug:
Most frequent diagnoses/indications for prescribing LEVAQUIN:
SINUSITIS ( 2046 patients )
PNEUMONIA ( 1421 patients )
BRONCHITIS ( 1222 patients )
URINARY TRACT INFECTION ( 1185 patients )
DRUG USE FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 1061 patients )
PRODUCT USED FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 958 patients )
INFECTION ( 658 patients )
UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION ( 465 patients )
BACTERIAL INFECTION ( 366 patients )
RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION ( 263 patients )
DIVERTICULITIS ( 238 patients )
CYSTITIS ( 213 patients )
PROSTATITIS ( 198 patients )
EAR INFECTION ( 177 patients )
INFECTION PROPHYLAXIS ( 162 patients )
PROPHYLAXIS ( 162 patients )
KIDNEY INFECTION ( 161 patients )
CELLULITIS ( 147 patients )
STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTION ( 118 patients )
COUGH ( 115 patients )
ILL-DEFINED DISORDER ( 108 patients )
PROSTATE INFECTION ( 106 patients )
PYREXIA ( 105 patients )
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE ( 103 patients )
LUNG INFECTION ( 102 patients )
NASOPHARYNGITIS ( 90 patients )
ASTHMA ( 86 patients )
LOCALISED INFECTION ( 70 patients )
INFLUENZA ( 68 patients )
RESPIRATORY DISORDER ( 66 patients )
ACUTE SINUSITIS ( 65 patients )
CHRONIC SINUSITIS ( 63 patients )
ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY ( 60 patients )
SINUS DISORDER ( 58 patients )
PHARYNGITIS ( 57 patients )
SKIN INFECTION ( 55 patients )
POST PROCEDURAL INFECTION ( 52 patients )
SEPSIS ( 51 patients )
SURGERY ( 47 patients )
LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION ( 47 patients )
EPIDIDYMITIS ( 42 patients )
PHARYNGITIS STREPTOCOCCAL ( 40 patients )
ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS ( 38 patients )
OROPHARYNGEAL PAIN ( 37 patients )
OSTEOMYELITIS ( 37 patients )
PYELONEPHRITIS ( 37 patients )
GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTION ( 32 patients )
ABSCESS ( 30 patients )
COLITIS ( 30 patients )
NEPHROLITHIASIS ( 28 patients )
PNEUMONIA PRIMARY ATYPICAL ( 26 patients )
SINUS OPERATION ( 26 patients )
GASTROENTERITIS ( 25 patients )
PNEUMONIA BACTERIAL ( 24 patients )
PSEUDOMONAS INFECTION ( 24 patients )
INFLAMMATION ( 24 patients )
ARTHROPOD BITE ( 23 patients )
DIARRHOEA ( 23 patients )
LUNG DISORDER ( 23 patients )
BRONCHITIS CHRONIC ( 22 patients )
DEVICE RELATED INFECTION ( 19 patients )
VIRAL INFECTION ( 19 patients )
WOUND INFECTION ( 18 patients )
OTITIS MEDIA ( 18 patients )
PREOPERATIVE CARE ( 18 patients )
ABDOMINAL PAIN ( 18 patients )
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT INCREASED ( 18 patients )
PANCREATITIS ( 17 patients )
BRONCHOPNEUMONIA ( 17 patients )
POSTOPERATIVE CARE ( 16 patients )
SINUSITIS BACTERIAL ( 16 patients )
LYMPHADENOPATHY ( 16 patients )
PNEUMONITIS ( 16 patients )
PULMONARY CONGESTION ( 16 patients )
EAR PAIN ( 16 patients )
CROHN'S DISEASE ( 16 patients )
MALAISE ( 16 patients )
PSORIASIS ( 16 patients )
RENAL DISORDER ( 15 patients )
ANTI-INFECTIVE THERAPY ( 15 patients )
DYSPNOEA ( 15 patients )
PHARYNGOLARYNGEAL PAIN ( 15 patients )
BIOPSY PROSTATE ( 15 patients )
PRODUCTIVE COUGH ( 15 patients )
ANIMAL BITE ( 14 patients )
FOLLICULITIS ( 14 patients )
POSTOPERATIVE WOUND INFECTION ( 14 patients )
TOOTH INFECTION ( 14 patients )
ORCHITIS ( 13 patients )
RESPIRATORY TRACT CONGESTION ( 13 patients )
ESCHERICHIA INFECTION ( 13 patients )
BREAST INFECTION ( 12 patients )
PREMEDICATION ( 12 patients )
SKIN LESION ( 12 patients )
SUBCUTANEOUS ABSCESS ( 11 patients )
POSTOPERATIVE INFECTION ( 11 patients )
FLANK PAIN ( 11 patients )
MASTOIDITIS ( 11 patients )
CYST ( 11 patients )
INFLUENZA LIKE ILLNESS ( 11 patients )
TONSILLITIS ( 11 patients )
BRONCHIECTASIS ( 10 patients )
LYME DISEASE ( 10 patients )
LOBAR PNEUMONIA ( 10 patients )
BLOOD URINE PRESENT ( 10 patients )
CYSTITIS INTERSTITIAL ( 10 patients )
INCISION SITE INFECTION ( 10 patients )
LUNG INFILTRATION ( 10 patients )
WHEEZING ( 10 patients )
SINUS CONGESTION ( 10 patients )
PLEURISY ( 9 patients )
OTITIS EXTERNA ( 9 patients )
COLONOSCOPY ( 9 patients )
OTITIS MEDIA ACUTE ( 9 patients )
ABDOMINAL INFECTION ( 9 patients )
DYSURIA ( 9 patients )
INCREASED UPPER AIRWAY SECRETION ( 9 patients )
TESTICULAR SWELLING ( 9 patients )
ORAL INFECTION ( 9 patients )
VASECTOMY ( 8 patients )
BRONCHITIS ACUTE ( 8 patients )
NAUSEA ( 8 patients )
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA ( 8 patients )
LARYNGITIS ( 8 patients )
BACTERAEMIA ( 8 patients )
HYPERSENSITIVITY ( 8 patients )
ABDOMINAL ABSCESS ( 8 patients )
CHOLECYSTITIS INFECTIVE ( 8 patients )
CYSTOSCOPY ( 8 patients )
HELICOBACTER INFECTION ( 8 patients )
ABDOMINAL PAIN LOWER ( 8 patients )
EAR DISORDER ( 8 patients )
HYSTERECTOMY ( 8 patients )
INJURY ( 8 patients )
LIMB OPERATION ( 7 patients )
ARTHRALGIA ( 7 patients )
TUBERCULOSIS ( 7 patients )
SINUS POLYP ( 7 patients )
MULTIPLE ALLERGIES ( 7 patients )
PULMONARY OEDEMA ( 7 patients )
GROIN ABSCESS ( 7 patients )
DERMATITIS ( 7 patients )
GASTRIC DISORDER ( 7 patients )
HAEMATURIA ( 7 patients )
PNEUMONIA ASPIRATION ( 7 patients )
PROSTATIC DISORDER ( 7 patients )
PERITONITIS ( 7 patients )
PNEUMONIA MYCOPLASMAL ( 7 patients )
GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER ( 7 patients )
VOMITING ( 7 patients )
UROSEPSIS ( 7 patients )
POST PROCEDURAL COMPLICATION ( 7 patients )
RHINITIS ( 7 patients )
TRACHEOBRONCHITIS ( 7 patients )
GASTRIC INFECTION ( 6 patients )
RASH ( 6 patients )
PROSTATIC OPERATION ( 6 patients )
BRONCHOSCOPY ( 6 patients )
EAR DISCOMFORT ( 6 patients )
FOOD POISONING ( 6 patients )
STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTION ( 6 patients )
DIVERTICULUM ( 6 patients )
PROPHYLAXIS URINARY TRACT INFECTION ( 6 patients )
LIMB INJURY ( 6 patients )
BLADDER OPERATION ( 6 patients )
STAPHYLOCOCCAL BACTERAEMIA ( 6 patients )
BRONCHITIS BACTERIAL ( 6 patients )
CYSTITIS NONINFECTIVE ( 6 patients )
STATUS ASTHMATICUS ( 6 patients )
POLLAKIURIA ( 6 patients )
HERNIA ( 6 patients )
NEUTROPENIA ( 6 patients )
DISEASE RECURRENCE ( 6 patients )
SKIN ULCER ( 6 patients )
BLADDER DISORDER ( 6 patients )
WOUND ( 6 patients )
SOFT TISSUE INFECTION ( 6 patients )
DERMATITIS ATOPIC ( 5 patients )
CHILLS ( 5 patients )
TYMPANIC MEMBRANE PERFORATION ( 5 patients )
CHOLECYSTECTOMY ( 5 patients )
HEADACHE ( 5 patients )
DIABETIC FOOT INFECTION ( 5 patients )
CHOLECYSTITIS ACUTE ( 5 patients )
TOOTH ABSCESS ( 5 patients )
MASTITIS ( 5 patients )
DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION ( 5 patients )
ERYTHEMA NODOSUM ( 5 patients )
URTICARIA ( 5 patients )
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE AIRWAYS DISEASE EXACERBATED ( 5 patients )
CHEST DISCOMFORT ( 5 patients )
ESCHERICHIA URINARY TRACT INFECTION ( 5 patients )
BLADDER NECK SUSPENSION ( 5 patients )
CARDIAC OPERATION ( 5 patients )
JOINT INJURY ( 5 patients )
RENAL FAILURE CHRONIC ( 5 patients )
FLUID RETENTION ( 5 patients )
LABYRINTHITIS ( 5 patients )
PULMONARY EMBOLISM ( 5 patients )
CHEMOTHERAPY ( 5 patients )
GOUT ( 5 patients )
INFECTED CYST ( 5 patients )
PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE ( 5 patients )
BRONCHIAL DISORDER ( 5 patients )
URETHRITIS ( 5 patients )
LUNG INFECTION PSEUDOMONAL ( 5 patients )
BACK PAIN ( 5 patients )
APPENDICITIS ( 5 patients )
NASAL CONGESTION ( 5 patients )
CYST REMOVAL ( 4 patients )
Drugs with high FDA adverse event association with ACHLORHYDRIA:

ASPIRIN (8 patients)
AMLODIPINE (7 patients)
COREG (6 patients)
COUMADIN (6 patients)
FLUCONAZOLE (6 patients)
GLUCOVANCE (6 patients)
GLYBURIDE (6 patients)
LASIX (6 patients)
LEVAQUIN (6 patients)
LIPITOR (6 patients)
PROMETHAZINE (6 patients)
SEROQUEL (6 patients)
AMOXICILLIN (5 patients)
CARVEDILOL (5 patients)
CIPROFLOXACIN (5 patients)
CYANOCOBALAMIN (5 patients)
DIGOXIN (5 patients)
DOXYCYCLINE (5 patients)
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM (5 patients)
GABAPENTIN (5 patients)
LISINOPRIL (5 patients)
LORCET-HD (5 patients)
MELOXICAM (5 patients)
METOLAZONE (5 patients)
NEXIUM (5 patients)
OMEPRAZOLE (5 patients)
OXYCODONE HCL AND ACETAMINOPHEN (5 patients)
ACULAR (4 patients)
GEMFIBROZIL (4 patients)
MUPIROCIN OINTMENT (4 patients)
NEORAL (4 patients)
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (4 patients)
SILVASORB (4 patients)
TEMAZEPAM (4 patients)
TRIMETHO SULFAMETHOX (4 patients)
ACTOS (3 patients)
AGGRENOX (3 patients)
GLUCOPHAGE (3 patients)
KLOR-CON (3 patients)
LANSOPRAZOLE (3 patients)
SODIUM BICARBONATE (3 patients)
CODEINE (2 patients)
COZAAR (2 patients)
FUROSEMIDE (2 patients)
HYDROCODONE (2 patients)
MUPIROCIN (2 patients)
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM (2 patients)
PEG (2 patients)
POTASSIUM (2 patients)
PRILOSEC OTC (2 patients)
PROPO-K (2 patients)
RANITIDINE (2 patients)
SIMVASTATIN (2 patients)
SPIRIVA (2 patients)
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE AND TRIMETHOPRIM (2 patients)
WARFARIN SODIUM (2 patients)
ZANTAC (2 patients)
ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID SRT (1 patients)
ADVAIR HFA (1 patients)
ALBUTEROL SULFATE AUTOHALER (1 patients)
ALCOHOL (1 patients)
ALLEGRA (1 patients)
AMOXICILLIN+CLAVULANATE (1 patients)
ATENOLOL (1 patients)
AZITHROMYCIN (1 patients)
BUPROPION HCL (1 patients)
CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS (1 patients)
CHLORTHALIDONE (1 patients)
CLOFAZIMINE (1 patients)
CLONAZEPAM (1 patients)
CLOTRIMAZOLE (1 patients)
COCAINE (1 patients)
COMBIVENT (1 patients)
CORTICOSTEROIDS (1 patients)
CYCLOBENZAPRINE (1 patients)
DARVOCET-N 100 (1 patients)
DEPO-MEDROL (1 patients)
DIET (NO INGREDIENTS/SUBSTANCES) (1 patients)
DIFLUCAN (1 patients)
DUONEB (1 patients)
EFFEXOR (1 patients)
ETHAMBUTOL HYDROCHLORIDE (1 patients)
FERROUS GLUCONATE (1 patients)
FLONASO (1 patients)
FLOR-CON (1 patients)
FLOVENT (1 patients)
INSULIN (1 patients)
LACTAID (1 patients)
LITHIUM CARBONATE (1 patients)
LOVASTATIN (1 patients)
MIRAPEX (1 patients)
MONTELUKAST SODIUM (1 patients)
NEOSTIGMINE BROMIDE (1 patients)
PAROXETINE HCL (1 patients)
PEPCID (1 patients)
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE CR (1 patients)
PRAVACHOL (1 patients)
PREDNISONE (1 patients)
PREMARIN (1 patients)
PREVACID (1 patients)
PRILOSEC (1 patients)
QUINIDINE GLUCONATE (1 patients)
RANITIDINE 150MG TABLETS, UNKNOWN MANUFACTURER (1 patients)
RANITIDINE HCL (1 patients)
RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE (1 patients)
RECLAST (1 patients)
ROPINIROLE (1 patients)
SINGULAIR (1 patients)
SODIUM BICARBONATE IN PLASTIC CONTAINER (1 patients)
SYNTHROID (1 patients)
TOPROL-XL (1 patients)
TRAZODONE HCL (1 patients)
TRILEPTAL (1 patients)
TRIMEBUTINE (1 patients)
ZETIA (1 patients)
Most common side effects for patients taking LEVAQUIN:
TENDON RUPTURE (4285 patients)
PAIN (3428 patients)
TENDONITIS (3406 patients)
ROTATOR CUFF SYNDROME (3341 patients)
ARTHRALGIA (3150 patients)
ANXIETY (3123 patients)
PAIN IN EXTREMITY (2421 patients)
NAUSEA (2368 patients)
DYSPNOEA (2165 patients)
DEPRESSION (2109 patients)
ASTHENIA (1852 patients)
FATIGUE (1825 patients)
BACK PAIN (1711 patients)
OEDEMA PERIPHERAL (1706 patients)
ANAEMIA (1687 patients)
INJURY (1665 patients)
DIZZINESS (1611 patients)
DIARRHOEA (1554 patients)
PNEUMONIA (1502 patients)
INSOMNIA (1498 patients)
VOMITING (1435 patients)
TENDON DISORDER (1427 patients)
HYPOAESTHESIA (1341 patients)
HEADACHE (1333 patients)
PYREXIA (1331 patients)
CHEST PAIN (1252 patients)
FALL (1244 patients)
OSTEOARTHRITIS (1201 patients)
HYPERTENSION (1198 patients)
MYALGIA (1189 patients)
MENISCUS LESION (1172 patients)
OSTEONECROSIS OF JAW (1155 patients)
WEIGHT DECREASED (1109 patients)
RENAL FAILURE (1107 patients)
PARAESTHESIA (1104 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN (1074 patients)
NEUROPATHY PERIPHERAL (1052 patients)
RASH (1038 patients)
URINARY TRACT INFECTION (1033 patients)
CARDIAC FAILURE CONGESTIVE (1017 patients)
GAIT DISTURBANCE (1011 patients)
JOINT INJURY (1009 patients)
BURSITIS (969 patients)
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN (966 patients)
EMOTIONAL DISTRESS (962 patients)
BONE DISORDER (946 patients)
HYPOTENSION (917 patients)
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (911 patients)
MUSCULAR WEAKNESS (908 patients)
CONFUSIONAL STATE (898 patients)
CONSTIPATION (862 patients)
COUGH (858 patients)
JOINT SWELLING (842 patients)
DEHYDRATION (835 patients)
DECREASED APPETITE (814 patients)
OSTEOMYELITIS (808 patients)
TENOSYNOVITIS (799 patients)
PLEURAL EFFUSION (792 patients)
PULMONARY EMBOLISM (785 patients)
BRONCHITIS (784 patients)
GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (754 patients)
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (752 patients)
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT (745 patients)
RENAL FAILURE ACUTE (719 patients)
DYSPHAGIA (718 patients)
PAIN IN JAW (718 patients)
ANHEDONIA (718 patients)
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (706 patients)
TENDON PAIN (694 patients)
SPINAL OSTEOARTHRITIS (693 patients)
MALAISE (693 patients)
MUSCLE SPASMS (684 patients)
CELLULITIS (680 patients)
DRUG INEFFECTIVE (674 patients)
PALPITATIONS (673 patients)
TREMOR (667 patients)
SWELLING (663 patients)
DEATH (658 patients)
INFECTION (647 patients)
SINUSITIS (632 patients)
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (617 patients)
CARDIOMEGALY (607 patients)
ATELECTASIS (602 patients)
RESPIRATORY FAILURE (599 patients)
SEPSIS (595 patients)
THROMBOCYTOPENIA (585 patients)
TOOTH EXTRACTION (584 patients)
MITRAL VALVE INCOMPETENCE (576 patients)
EPICONDYLITIS (574 patients)
ERYTHEMA (570 patients)
ARTHRITIS (556 patients)
PLANTAR FASCIITIS (537 patients)
CHOLELITHIASIS (527 patients)
LIGAMENT RUPTURE (519 patients)
NECK PAIN (514 patients)
ECONOMIC PROBLEM (511 patients)
PRURITUS (510 patients)
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC PROTRUSION (509 patients)
METASTASES TO BONE (508 patients)
OSTEONECROSIS (508 patients)
SYNCOPE (505 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER (501 patients)
FEELING ABNORMAL (500 patients)
ARTHROPATHY (500 patients)
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (498 patients)
CHILLS (491 patients)
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION (487 patients)
DIABETES MELLITUS (487 patients)
IMPAIRED HEALING (486 patients)
PANCYTOPENIA (484 patients)
BONE PAIN (482 patients)
OSTEOPENIA (482 patients)
HYPOKALAEMIA (470 patients)
TRICUSPID VALVE INCOMPETENCE (461 patients)
BLOOD GLUCOSE INCREASED (455 patients)
CONVULSION (450 patients)
TENDON INJURY (445 patients)
BURNING SENSATION (445 patients)
CONTUSION (444 patients)
HYPERHIDROSIS (443 patients)
VISION BLURRED (442 patients)
URTICARIA (441 patients)
GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION (438 patients)
HEART RATE INCREASED (437 patients)
ASTHMA (431 patients)
STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME (426 patients)
ABASIA (423 patients)
RENAL FAILURE CHRONIC (422 patients)
LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS (420 patients)
DEFORMITY (420 patients)
TACHYCARDIA (416 patients)
HAEMOGLOBIN DECREASED (416 patients)
LYMPHADENOPATHY (408 patients)
GASTRITIS (404 patients)
HAEMORRHOIDS (401 patients)
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (398 patients)
HYPERSENSITIVITY (398 patients)
DYSPEPSIA (395 patients)
HYPERLIPIDAEMIA (393 patients)
HALLUCINATION (391 patients)
CONDITION AGGRAVATED (387 patients)
OSTEOPOROSIS (387 patients)
UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION (385 patients)
RENAL CYST (383 patients)
STRESS (378 patients)
SWELLING FACE (378 patients)
NEUTROPENIA (376 patients)
WEIGHT INCREASED (376 patients)
CATARACT (374 patients)
ABDOMINAL DISTENSION (372 patients)
DENTAL CARIES (370 patients)
UNEVALUABLE EVENT (368 patients)
MENTAL STATUS CHANGES (359 patients)
GASTROINTESTINAL HAEMORRHAGE (357 patients)
BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASED (354 patients)
MUSCLE RUPTURE (352 patients)
HYPOXIA (345 patients)
OEDEMA (344 patients)
CHEST DISCOMFORT (344 patients)
EXOSTOSIS (344 patients)
HIATUS HERNIA (336 patients)
DIVERTICULUM (335 patients)
LUNG INFILTRATION (333 patients)
TOOTH DISORDER (333 patients)
MULTIPLE INJURIES (332 patients)
STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTION (330 patients)
MUSCULOSKELETAL STIFFNESS (329 patients)
TINNITUS (327 patients)
HYPONATRAEMIA (326 patients)
HAEMATURIA (326 patients)
CARDIAC DISORDER (323 patients)
DRUG HYPERSENSITIVITY (321 patients)
OROPHARYNGEAL PAIN (319 patients)
SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME (317 patients)
AMNESIA (316 patients)
DYSURIA (315 patients)
FEAR (304 patients)
DECREASED INTEREST (303 patients)
DYSPNOEA EXERTIONAL (301 patients)
BONE LESION (301 patients)
DISABILITY (299 patients)
ALOPECIA (299 patients)
HERPES ZOSTER (294 patients)
NEPHROLITHIASIS (294 patients)
MEMORY IMPAIRMENT (289 patients)
MULTIPLE MYELOMA (288 patients)
RECTAL HAEMORRHAGE (287 patients)
RIB FRACTURE (286 patients)
PLATELET COUNT DECREASED (286 patients)
BRADYCARDIA (284 patients)
DRY MOUTH (283 patients)
INFLAMMATION (281 patients)
TOOTHACHE (279 patients)
DRUG INTERACTION (279 patients)
TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK (279 patients)
HEART RATE IRREGULAR (274 patients)
HYPOPHAGIA (273 patients)
NEOPLASM MALIGNANT (272 patients)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION (271 patients)
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING IMPAIRED (269 patients)
NEURALGIA (269 patients)
LETHARGY (264 patients)
HAEMORRHAGE (263 patients)
CARDIAC ARREST (262 patients)
TOOTH ABSCESS (261 patients)
ARRHYTHMIA (261 patients)
VISUAL IMPAIRMENT (258 patients)
BLOOD CREATININE INCREASED (258 patients)
CHOLECYSTITIS CHRONIC (258 patients)
BALANCE DISORDER (257 patients)

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QUESTION
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
I was diagnosed with Degenerative Joint Disease and AS in 2000. In January, 2008, I was treated with Levaquin (IV for three days and pills later) for a persistent infection. I tore my right rotator cuff within weeks of treatment. In 2013 ligaments in my right ankle deteriorated to the point that I have to wear a brace. I tore my left rotator cuff in 2013 and it cannot be repaired. I had a laminectomy and spinal fusion (L2, 3, 4, 5, S1) in 2013. AS is associated with ligament deterioration. Could Levaquin trigger AS and/or intensify the effects of AS? 2014-11-21 11:11:35
QUESTION
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
I was diagnosed with Degenerative Joint Disease and AS in 2000. In January, 2008, I was treated with Levaquin (IV for three days and pills later) for a persistent infection. I tore my right rotator cuff within weeks of treatment. In 2013 ligaments in my right ankle deteriorated to the point that I have to wear a brace. I tore my left rotator cuff in 2013 and it cannot be repaired. I had a laminectomy and spinal fusion (L2, 3, 4, 5, S1) in 2013. AS is associated with ligament deterioration. Could Levaquin trigger AS and/or intensify the effects of AS? 2014-11-22 10:10:42
QUESTION
AUTOIMMUNE HEPATITIS
If I have auto immune hepatitis we levaquin hurt my liver I 2014-12-02 18:17:48
QUESTION
VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS
I took one levaquin possibly two but threw up second I think, had all symptoms for a day and a half. Now I have no voice.just a whisper What tests do I need? 2015-01-26 19:14:17
QUESTION
MYELOPATHY
10/7 - Took 1st (and last) dose of Levaquin (750 mg). That afternoon my scalp started itching. That evening my entire body started itching and I had a rash on my upper torso and face. Low-grade fever and vomiting. Headache. Diarrhea. 10/8 - Vomiting in a.m. Dry, hacking cough. Itching and rash. Low energy. Low-grade fever. Poor appetite. Muscle pain in legs and arms. + 8. Muscle weakness in legs. Headache. Diarrhea. Hands and feet intermittently red, itchy and burning 4 months later, I still have the dry, hacking cough and I've been diagnosed with spinal myelopathy. Could there be a connection between this and the Levaquin? 2015-02-04 00:33:17
QUESTION
IRITIS
I took levaquin after a dnc in 2005, over the last several years I have been having more and more discomfort in my feet which I has traveled all the way up to my thighs, right above mky knew I had a dnc around 2005' the doctor gave me a rx of levaquin to take after the proceedure, Since taking the levaqyin, I started to have much discomfort in my feet, they felt like they we're freezing aanj 2015-03-03 02:50:42
QUESTION
TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA
Can you take Levaquin if you have trigeminal neuralgia? 2015-03-08 10:36:14
QUESTION
TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA
Can you take Levaquin if you have trigeminal neuralgia? 2015-03-08 11:29:32
CONCERN
HIP SURGERY
I took levaquine for lung infection I couldn't get rid of.two days after taking it I developed horrible pain in my left groin area. I had read the print out on the side effects but never dreamed that anything could happen to me.but after having x ray of my hip I found out it has degenerative bone desease and sclerosis and I never had a bit of problem before taking it. If someone knows a good lawyer email me at derringer_Sonja @yahoo.com this is unfair 2015-04-06 19:30:31
CONCERN
DEATH
I just got this prescription and came to this site I don't want to take it now!!! I'm calling to get it changed tomorrow!! 2015-04-21 22:15:44
QUESTION
LYMPHOCYTE COUNT DECREASED
I took levaquin for a week and had joint pain. Also had 3 lymph count blood test that were low. These test were done within a month of taking levaquin. After reading this could this med be reason 2015-07-09 21:32:29
QUESTION
LYMPHOCYTE COUNT DECREASED
I took levaquin for a week and had joint pain. Also had 3 lymph count blood test that were low. These test were done within a month of taking levaquin. After reading this could this med be reason 2015-07-09 21:33:12
QUESTION
PNEUMONIA
The use of antibiotics such as cxaioflorpcin to treat bronchitis is to be considered unnecessary and as such exposes the patient to an unacceptable risk of suffering a severe adverse reaction. Additionally cxaioflorpcin and other fluoroquinolones have no effect upon viral infections such as the common head cold.Levaquin has been approved by the FDA for treatment of acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis . not acute bronchitis .. this antibiotic has many side effects 2015-07-13 03:14:38
QUESTION
CRANIAL NERVE PALSIES MULTIPLE
Can Levaquin cause vocal cord paralysis/vagal neuropathy? 2015-07-15 18:40:35
QUESTION
LYMPHOEDEMA
I took Levaquin twice for bronchitis, once in Dec 2014 and again in Jan 2015. Shortly after the second round I developed pitting edema in my lower legs. I also started noticing significant weight gain independent of my food intake. I am currently suffering from chronic pancreatitis. My legs and abdomen are very bloated and dimpled. My lower legs still have pitting edema. I have researched lymphedema and this is exactly what my body looks like. I am starting to notice swelling in my arms and hands. My left foot is driving me crazy with numbness and nerve pain post bunion surgery in Early December. It had been better post open. Could this be lymphedema? Is it related to the Levaquin? I am also on Cympalta and Dilaudid long term. Can't get any answers on my rapidly expanding squishy body. HELP !!! 2015-09-11 01:42:21
QUESTION
AUTONOMIC NEUROPATHY
I developed Dysautomia, POTS, and possibly MCAS, weeks after getting sick while taking generic Levaquin. I was wondering if anyone had any research connecting the drug to the aforementioned illnesses? 2015-10-07 14:34:57
QUESTION
GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME
I've had Guillain barre syndrome, is it save to take levaquin? 2015-11-30 12:49:21
QUESTION
ANGINA UNSTABLE
I was put in hospital by ER for pneumonia in left lung. Given Levaquin by IV for 4 days. I got tremors, weakness, voice sounded like a sick goose; every day I got worse and on the 3rd day I started having unstable angina, 2 times on 3rd day, 1 time of 4th day. Also poppine in my knees, easy bruising. I know it was the levaquin causing all the problems; and some are continuing from Nov. 2015 to March 2016. Will these effects & symptoms ever quit? 2016-03-02 16:59:39
QUESTION
RHABDOMYOLYSIS
Anyone who asks is it safe to take these fluoroquinolone drugs -- the answer is NO. Obviously, no. The risks are insane. It's not worth it. My life and body have been terribly damaged. My vision and eyes have been damaged, I to have the bizarre weight gain, edema. Zero energy. Neropathy, toes with no feeling. Veins that huge and popped out, tinnitus, dizzy spells. And more. Do not take it!!!! 2016-03-20 13:22:41
QUESTION
CORNEAL DEGENERATION
I took topical Levaquin (levoufloxin) for two nights in my left eye, only to have extreme pain on my cornea. I stopped immediately, however, the cornea has not improved after 5 months. I cannot see very well because of the irregular and scaly surface of the cornea. Is this permanent? How can I improve the surface of my cornea? Thanks for any insights. 2016-03-25 06:39:52
QUESTION
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
I was given levaquin quite often at various times in the 1990's as a treatment for occasional inner-ear infections. I was diagnosed with AFib in 2005, with no apparent cause. Could the levaquin be responsible? 2016-05-05 16:04:50
QUESTION
COLLAPSE OF LUNG
I suffered lung collapse 4 days after starting Levaquin. Any one else experienced this? 2016-05-05 22:33:09
QUESTION
URINE OUTPUT DECREASED
I see one other person reporting on 2016-30-29 the same maladies I have developed over a 5 year period. was on a 3 day Levaquin IV in hospital and sent home with oral Levafloxocin. Is there any relief from these afflictions? My urine output is so diminished, it is less than half what it used to be and I have gained so much pithy weight I am beyond obese. Neuropathy has exponentially advanced in feet, going up legs and in my hands. One event I took the oral Rx and was immediately stricken with excruciating pain across my entire rib cage. it seems all my tendons, up back of legs and into the backside is horribly painful and can barely walk. Please someone let me know if you have any ideas for detoxing this stuff out of system before it kills me. 2016-05-14 06:33:34
QUESTION
MERALGIA PARAESTHETICA
Anyone experience meralgis paresthetica after taking levaquin or cipro? 2016-05-16 14:11:52
QUESTION
BURSITIS
I had been on several antibiotics for infections and my doctor suggested Levaquin i sure wish I would have researched it after he said it could cause tendon issues. Still dealing with bursitis in my hips after being on Levaquin for 2 days in November of 2015. Pain and sleepless nights. I have read many major issues with this drug. Why are there not more warninsg and why is it so easily available? 2016-05-21 03:58:49
QUESTION
DRUG INTERACTION
Can you take buspirone,benadryl, levaquin,and pyrazinamide together. 2016-05-27 21:18:55
QUESTION
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
My fiance has ankylio spondylitis, diabetes,edemaand high blood pressure, all this developed after taking several rounds of levaquin...could this medicine have caused this? 2016-06-05 16:16:47
QUESTION
AORTIC DISSECTION
My mother died of aortic dissection week after taking levaquin. How quickly does lavaquin side effects happen 2016-06-29 19:43:42
CONCERN
arthritis
I was prescribed and took Levaquin in 2010 for a sinus infection. I do not recall seeing any black box warning let alone a warning that Levaquin could cause tendonitis or arthritis. Less than 12 months later, I experienced so much pain around the thumb of right hand, I asked my doctor to take a look. Around my thumb, my palm was swollen 3x its normal size. My doctor told me I had tendonitis likely caused by the Levaquin but she ran no tests to confirm or further investigate. The pain was so intense at times I couldn't move. I researched Levaquin for adverse side effects and found nothing at the time. By late 2011, both hands around the thumb area hurt like hell and I was taking Advil 24/7. In early 2013, my wrists/hands were X-rayed to look for a hairline fracture after a fall. The hand surgeon told me both of my hands were so riddled with arthritis he could not tell from the X-ray if I had a fracture or not so he treated me as if I did. I also experienced inexplicable weight gain but never even imagined it could be related to taking the Levaquin. It frightens me that this "medication" is still on the market inspire of the serious, life altering adverse side effects it causes. The FDA is worthless. Caveat emptor. 2016-07-28 14:40:57
CONCERN
PERICARDITIS
I took levaquin for pneumonia and within a few days came down with pericarditis. I was sick for over a year -- now-- today--two years later-- I have symptoms of pericarditis again! Why would they allow this horrible damaging drug to remain on the market? 2016-08-16 11:05:01
QUESTION
PARALYSIS FLACCID
Does levaquin cause facial paralysis, similar to Bell's Paulsey? After taking levaquin for 6 days, ghe right side of my face became paralyzed? I continued to take the drug for 3 more days because my doctor thought I had pneumonia. It has been 2 weeks since stopping the medication & my face is improving, but still numb & paralyzed. I also continue to have fluid & swimmer's ear symptoms in my right ear, which was a symptom that I was originally seen for treatment, not pneumonia. 2016-08-31 04:41:37
QUESTION
CARDIAC ARREST
I took Llevaquin after a sinus balloonpladty surgery. Atbthe second day i felt a little bit dissy which kept increasing to the point I was ready to faint. May blood pressure was very low as well as the pulse which read low It was in the 40s from the second day. The doctor told me to stop taking it. But since them I have had some fatigue. It has not honestly away totally. I also had PVCs. 2016-09-14 03:57:46
QUESTION
PLANTAR FASCIITIS
I was supposed to take levaquin for 5 days but after the first 750 mg dose I had muscle pain in my legs so I read the warnings and immediately stopped taking. 2 weeks later I have plantar fasciitis in both my feet. Could levaquin have caused this? Really upsets me that no one warned me of this very possible outcome before I started taking it. This is exactly why I never take prescriptions. And of course the one I decide to take does this. 2016-10-14 09:20:20
QUESTION
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
i am an 87 yr old woman with cad but otherwise ok. after 5 days of levaquin late august 2016 for sinus infection which went away Now .will the a-fib go away or must i take meds the rest of my life for it? got a-fib!!! 2016-12-02 09:38:16
QUESTION
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
after 5 doses of levaquin for sinus which went away suddenly got a-fib i am frantic- 3 months now -with a fib on strong meds now will this go away on its own??? 2016-12-05 21:56:09
QUESTION
RUPTURED CEREBRAL ANEURYSM
After taking Levaquin, nothing happened right away other than some dizziness but about two days later my brain felt like something was going to happen to it it was scaring the hell out of me and after about a minute or so it went away. I also had trouble when I would look to my right it's as if my vision did not catch up to me right away which was spooky and then I kept having the episodes where my brain felt like something bad was going to happen and it would last for a minute or so and then it was gone and I've had probably 50 to 60 of these episodes and I have lost so much of my memory. The only way I can explain those episodes were what I would think of as a a mini stroke, after about the fifth one. I had a CAT scan done and at the hospital they said that they did not see an able to can you resume. I was wondering if a brain aneurysm could've caused this. 2016-12-28 17:41:20
QUESTION
DEMENTIA
Does levaguin cause dementia patients to see imaginary people and halusinate ? My 88 year old mother has been on them for four days and sees and talks to people who aren't there. She never did that before She also won't eat and hasn't slept well since on it.She has one more pill to take then she is done with them 2017-01-22 11:21:46
CONCERN
LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS
I took levaquin with prednisone for 2 days in june 2016. Within hours I had pain in my arms from my elbows to my hands and severe headaches.I stopped the levaquin but the damage was done. My right arm distal bicep tendon ruptured in sept 2016 and had to be surgically repaired. MRI's show my left distal bicep tendon now has a tear in it and I have severe spinal stenosis . Avoid levaquin unless nothing else works as the july 2016 FDA notice states. The possible damage outweighs the possible benefit in most cases. 2017-01-24 21:21:45
QUESTION
HYPOTHYROIDISM
Is Hypothyroidism and leviquin linked? 2017-01-24 21:54:44
CONCERN
OSTEOPOROSIS
My husband was given Levaquin at 3 different times over the past 3 months, and now suffers with swollen painful wrists, hands stiff and swollen, can't close hands no strength in grip, shoulders get frozen, joint pain everywhere. Comes and goes. They've put him on steroids, thought it was carpel tunnel, then arthritis, then gout, then Lupus... and now that I've researched, I'm sure it's peripheral neuropathy ( and now I know that's a side affect of Levaquin) When it happens he's in horrible pain and cannot sleep, cannot function. He gets tingling numb sensations through arms and hands. His fingertips have never come back to full feeling. It has disrupted the quality of his life terribly. We are in the midst of more tests... I have no doubt where this has come from after spending a day researching. Prior to the medication he was very athletic. Why can Johnson and Johnson get away with this, there was a lawsuit prior 2014 and all they had to do was add more possible side affects to their label and they were able to continue to sale this poison. We were not informed, it was prescribed while my husband was in the hospital for a bowel resection. The world needs to know this. The pharmaceutical moves on with their mega money, as they leave destroyed lives in their path. :( 2017-02-09 18:57:31
QUESTION
SPONDYLOLISTHESIS
I have taken levaquin and cipro 8 times for various minor infections. Now I need an operation on my spine for severe spondylolithesis. My health has gone down hill since I took the last dose of levaquin last year. I can barely walk..so many things it is so HORRIBLE. To lose your health over things unpreventable is one thing..but to lose your health because of these flouraquinalones is CRIMINAL!!! 2017-03-05 23:25:11
QUESTION
levaquin
absolutely-- hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, the health care system and many doctors are legal criminals-- levaquin company being sued by many patients who got nerve damage and all sort of permanent nerve and muscle tear( and I have not mentioned the other problems yet) and the legal thieves , hospitals and, doctors still prescribe it to patients -- they prescribed it to me twice : the first time I sustained a joint tear on my left thumb, and it took me 6 months to heal -- the second time , I was admitted to the hospital for UTI as a result of ketotifen's side effects and they prescribed to me levaquin for 2 weeks. After three days using this poisonous medication, I could not move my left thumb so I had to call this stupid hospital and doctor to change the medication ... And I still did not recover till now. if my case will not improve I'm going to sue them.. let me tell you something that the US has one of the worst health care system ever- due to medical errors, bad doctors and on top of that generic drugs and outrageous costs .. if you know -- generic drugs have a lower concentration, 25-30% only of the brand names ingredients and unknown fillers-- even many developing countries do not allow generic drugs that come from mexico or china or croatia to set foot in their country-- patients are fooled and lied at . please be in the know that you should take only medications or drugs that are made in germany, italy, france, switzerland, spain, USA period not china or mexico or india 2017-03-10 12:45:24
QUESTION
FOCAL SEGMENTAL GLOMERULOSCLEROSIS
I have been diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, and I took Levaquin for 10 days for a generalized infection. Could I have acquired the fsg BECAUSE OF lEVAQUIN? aND NOW MY PHYSICIAN PUT ME ON AN ADDITIONAL 7 DAYS OF lEVAQUIN 500MG FOR A SINUS INFECTION AND I AM CONCERNED. 2017-03-16 16:30:18
CONCERN
NEUROGENIC BLADDER
Three and a half years ago (2013) I was prescribed Levaquin for treatment of bronchitis. Hours after my first dose I was hospitalized for five days with seizures and paralysis. Seizures currently continue every few months Current treatment is 100 mg. lamotrigine a.m. 150 mg. p.m. Regular EEG's to monitor. Neurogenic bladder diagnosed and contributed to Interstitial Cystitis. Current treatment, bio feedback, bladder hydro distention, acupuncture, 100 mg. Elmiron x 3. Quit my job, gave up my career. Not one for legal recourse, but the damaged caused has, and will continue to be expensive financially, physically, and emotionally. I have yet to find help for compensation but will continue to pursue it. 2017-03-28 09:47:01
QUESTION
APHASIA
Dec 2017 given lavaquin for bronchitus. Sinusitus. Cough, ear infection. I have niw 28% hearing loss, have Aphasia ( brain nog communicating with mouth) I loose train if thought. Forgot how to spell, can no longer Mutiple task. MRI Scheduled. Can not see well. Muscles hurt. Right arm will not lift up And very nauseated. I was fine before taking this pill 2017-04-01 20:12:29
QUESTION
EYELID PTOSIS
Why is this drug, levaquin, still on the market???? How many more people have to suffer ???? MRI shows 2 tears in one shoulder and 3 in the other. Cannot lift left arm. Walking painful and requires constant use of walker. Now have ptosis in both eyelids, requiring surgery next week. Betty Houghton Moore, Franklin, NC 2017-04-08 17:18:40
QUESTION
JOINT DISLOCATION
I was put on levaquin 750 for a sinus infection 4 days later I dislocated my left total hip after 9 month surgery date. I was doing nothing more than twisting a bit on the sofa that I had done lots before. Has this happened to anyone else? 2017-04-10 08:24:18
CONCERN
RETINAL TEAR
Took Levaquin in 2012 exactly as prescribed. Had cataract surgery in 2014. Had multiple retinal tears in same eye in 2015 resulting in emergency surgery same day as diagnosis (terrifying surgery as you have to be awake during it and it takes over an hour). Also have awful leg pains and difficulty walking which I suspect is related. 2017-05-17 17:15:39
QUESTION
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
How long after taking Levaquin may the pulmonary hypertension appear? Taken for 2 courses for sinusitis. 2017-06-09 08:25:23
QUESTION
SCIATICA
After taking levaquin I had severe tendinitis in my legs! That has been a month or so ago! Now I've got sciatic pain in my left thigh so bad it nearly nauseates me! Could there be a relationship? 2017-07-05 14:01:16
QUESTION
MYOSITIS
can levaquin cause myositis 2017-10-18 11:18:58
QUESTION
PANCREATITIS CHRONIC
May 2017 my sister in law went to hospital for UTI and spent three days then released with a ten day prescription of 500mg levaquin. Three days after completing the prescription she was admitted back into the hospital with acute pancreatitis. After spending 16 days in two hospitals she passed away from acute pancreatitis, sepsis and several organ failures. 2017-12-24 19:23:51
QUESTION
LABYRINTHITIS
80 year old patient presenting with sinus infection in ER - given Levaquin and discharged returned to ER next morning with bulging eardrum, told to go home and take a decongestant. Upon returning home eardrum ruptured - Fast forward 15 weeks... MRI, PT.. labyrinthitis and total hearing/balance lost. Could the Levaquin have cause the hearing loss/nerve damage? 2018-04-17 18:59:37

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