Levaquin

Active Ingredient(s): Levofloxacin
FDA Approved: * December 20, 1996
Pharm Company: * ORTHO MCNEIL PHARM
Category: Antibiotics

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Levaquin Overview

Levofloxacin, sold under the trade names Levaquin among others, is an antibiotic.[1] It is used to treat a number of bacterial infections including acute bacterial sinusitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, chronic prostatitis, and some types of gastroenteritis. Along with other antibiotics it may be used to treat tuberculosis, meningitis, or pelvic inflammatory disease. It is available by mouth or intravenously.[1] Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and trouble sleeping. Seri...

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Levaquin but no negative side effects yet
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I have been on Levaquin for pneumonia for 8 days now, i haven't had any negative side effects yet. After reading all these bad experiences it makes me not want to finish my last 2 doses. Should I be worried even though I haven't had any negative side effects? ## Hi Jason, All prescription drugs carry the possible risk of side effects, but the important thing to understand is that not everyone who takes these drugs experiences them; they are merely risk factors in that regard. If it's been working for you without any complications then I see no reason to be concerned. However, if you feel that the possible risks outweigh whatever benefit you are receiving from the medication, then I would still encourage you to talk with your doctor about other safer alternatives, if there ar...
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hair loss from levaquin
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Has anyone had hair loss after taking Levaquin? I've read it can deplete magnesium and iron and cause hair loss. Mine started one month after my last 10 day dose. I feel like it has to be connected. Anyone who has had this, please let me know! Docs never want to admit this can be cause, but I feel like it's too much of a cooincidence! Help! ## Yes, as listed by the FDA, alopecia (hair loss) is a known side effect of this medication, along with nausea, dizziness, headache and photosensitivity. However, such side effects are usually transient and will reverse, once you finish your course of treatment, but it could take awhile for your body to balance things back out. Has there been any change, yet?
Updated 23 days ago.
 
Levaquin problems
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I've had a bad month with flu and a sinus infection. I'm somewhat immune compromised as I take immuran for Crohn's Disease. I was prescribed doxycycline, and then azithromycin, with no relief from the sinusitis. My doc put me on a 3 week course of levaquin 750mg. The levaquin has been helping my sinusitis, but I've been developing some troubling side effects. First side effect was gastritis with nausea. As I have Crohn's, I know how to deal with gastritis, but none of my usual strategies were working. Finally just did some pretty big doses of liquid gaviscom, which did help. Then, night before last, I started with some really horrible skin crawls. Full bore, ants crawling under my skin feeling, and nothing helped. I was truly losing my mind with it. Scalding hot bath...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Levaquin Side Effects
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I recently took 750mg of Levaquin for 14 days (I've only been off for 3 days). I've had so many side effects from this and just wondering if anyone else had similar symptoms, also wondering if anyone knows how long it remains in the system? My side effects are: chest pain, nausea, diarrhea after eating anything, bloating, gas, pain in my arms and shoulders, pinprick sensations in arms, some numbness in arms, fatigue, I sleep all day, dizziness, and a weak feeling. I honestly though I was having a heart attack until I called one of my nurse friends and she said this was normal with Levaquin. But, I could only find generic side effects, nothing to this extent. I've constantly been tracking my heart rate and it's fine, my blood pressure and blood sugar have both always been...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Suffering side effects of levaquin
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I was given levaquin intravenously on 8/21,22/2013. It is now 2016. My balance is of and I have nerve damage, so severe that I had to take 8 weeks of therapy to try and get most of this corrected, and other life changing problems like depression, short term memory lost, confusion and hallucination. Sad part is I live in Arkansas. I've spoken with maybe four different law firms and no one will take my case. My pcp and a ENT specialist are covering up the fact that levaquin is the cause of all this and I have documentation to prove my allegation. I resigned from my job of nearly 14 years in December of 2015 because I just couldn't do it anymore walking 15 minutes my whole body locks up as if I weigh 2000 lbs and that's after laying down or sitting for that length of time. Does...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Unusual Levaquin Side Affects
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I have been on Levaquin quite a lot over the last few years due to chronic bronchitis and sinus infections. I have, in addition to, muscle and nerve pain, have had some unusual issues and wonder if they are related to the Levaquin. I have noticed my lips are somewhat swollen and burning; additionally, my vagina feels like it is on fire as well. My face itches but no rash. I have been on Levaquin, since last fall, 2 months straight of 500mg per day to clear sinus infection. Then this winter I was on it 3 times for 10 days and once again last month for 10 days. I don't think it is really helping me and I know I am having problems from it. I had nose surgery 4 years ago and contracted MRSA after it. Since then they always put me on Levaquin. What alternative are there? Also, no one eve...
Updated 11 months ago.
 
Levaquin 500 Mg Sufamethoxazole Temp Ds Tablet Sideeffects
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I am taking this two medications and air comes out when urinating. is this normal? ## Air? Can you post back and describe exactly what you mean? Learn more Bactrim details here. Learn more Levaquin details here. ## I took levofloxacin 500mg for 5 days when I woke up on the sixth day my legs, knees, fingers, face, feet were swollen and in horrific pain. This medicine should be banned. Its very toxic. Its been three days since I took the last dose and most swelling has went down. The pain is still bad even after taking my pain meds. I have arthritis and before taking this drug it was tolerable. Now it isn't. The pain is in every joint in my body and I have to work tomorrow. The makers of this drug should be sued.
Updated 11 months ago.
 
Levaquin, metopralol and adderrall combination
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Can levaquin increase the effect of adderall? I just started taking 10mg adderall 's 1-2x per day a couple days after I started the evaquin...levaquin 1× per day for respiratory infection and metoprolol 12.5mg 1x per day for arrythmia.....since starting the levaquin my arrythmia has been going crazy? I cant decide if it's the adderall/levaquin combo or not.....I have taken adderall and metoprolol inn the past with no problem. The arrythmia makes me very anxious! ## hello, Lulabell! How are you feeling? Actually, Adderall is usually contraindicated, if you have any type of heart or blood pressure issue, because it is a stimulant that can worsen them. Were these all prescribed by the same doctor? I know with my blood pressure problem, I've been directed not to take any st...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Levaquin-Scary Drug
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I tool Levaquin and Flagyl to fight diverticulitis on three different occasions within a two month period. I developed severe muscle pain and weakness in my legs, hands, and arms along with joint pain in my knees, ankles, and fingers. I was unable to get up out of a chair and could barely walk. I ached horribly just trying to turn over in bed. This drug is absolute poison. I finally put it all together and called my doctor who immediately took me off Levaquin. I was so worried that I would not recover. I have been off Levaquin now for four days and the improvement is remarkable. I am far from my normal self but I am hopeful that I will make a full recovery eventually. I advise everyone to avoid this drug like the plague. This is an awful medication and causes serious damage.
Updated 1 year ago.
 
My experience with this drug
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I truly believe this medication caused my husband death. He was an active man age 74 and avid golfer (3-4 x week). It seemed to be the go to drug when he had pneumonia because of his COPD problem. He had taken it many times prior to his death and developed polymyalgia rehumatic and was on steroid's for several months. He was taken to the ER on 10-1-14 and yes they gave him Levaquin again for 10 days and sent him home. He was taken back to the ER on 10-16-14 with kidneys not functioning, couldn't breathe or walk. He passed away on 10-26-14. ## Hello, Judi! How are you doing? I am so very sorry for your loss. I'd be devastated to lost the love of my life, I can't imagine how horrible you must feel. Was that the only medication he was on? Levaquin is classified by the FDA a...
Updated 1 year ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Levofloxacin
  • Drops: 1.5%
  • Injection: 25mg/ml, 5mg/ml, eq 500mg /20ml(25mg/ml), eq 500mg/20ml (eq 25mg/ml), eq 750mg /30ml(25mg/ml), eq 750mg/30ml (eq 25mg/ml)
  • Solution: 0.5%, 0.50%, 250mg/10ml, 25mg/ml
  • Solution/drops: 0.5%, 0.50%, 1.5%, 1.50%
  • Tablet: 250mg, 500mg, 750mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Levaquin: (31 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 10147-0941 Levaquin 25 mg/ml Oral Solution by Patriot Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 21695-464 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-519 Levaquin 750 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 43063-113 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 49349-208 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49349-321 Levaquin 250 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-418 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50458-164 Levaquin 25 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-165 Levaquin 25 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-166 Levaquin 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-167 Levaquin 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-168 Levaquin 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-170 Levaquin 25 mg/ml Oral Solution by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-920 Levaquin 250 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-925 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-930 Levaquin 750 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 54569-4489 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 54868-3923 Levaquin 500 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4175 Levaquin 250 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4971 Levaquin 750 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
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Other drugs which contain Levofloxacin or a similar ingredient: (4 results)


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