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.[2] 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.[2] Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and trouble sleeping. Seri...

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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...
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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...
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Levaquin is poison
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I was given levaquin post pneumonia to combat another suspected respiratory infection. Within two weeks every joint in my body hurt. That lasted 8 weeks. During that time I experienced a vitreo macular separation in my right eye. Soon after this my hair began to fall out. I lost about 50% of it. My symptoms have subsided but I realize I am one of the lucky ones. This drug is toxic to so many people. I have taken cipro in the past with no ill effect but levaquin put me over the edge. Never again. My heart goes out to those who continue to suffer. ## Hello, Makkay! How are you doing, now? I'm very sorry about what you went through. Actually, from the posts I've read on here over the past year, it seems many more people are starting to have bad reactions to various antibiotics. I...
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levaquin has destroyed my quilty of life.
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I had a minor sinus infection and my Doc prescribed two weeks worth of levaquin. My side effects were instant. I had muscle and joint pain and weakness. Doc said it was normal. This was four months ago and my life is just a shell of what it once was. I hurt all the time. I have parkenson type tremors and my kidneys are failing. As I write I am sitting in the hospital. No end in sight. I can no longer do the things I love, ride motorcycles or play guitar. I have lost all hope of being the person I was just a few short months ago. I am writing my story for two reasons, one to warn others and secondly looking for hope. Has anyone had muscle pain and fatique and found it went away over time. thank you ## Wow, Billy! I am very sorry about what you're going through and it's great of y...
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levaquin and it's horrible side effects
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I would like to share my experience with Levaquin given for a Sinus Infection. ## Hi, Susie! I'm very sorry that you had a problem with it. Learn more Levaquin details here. What types of side effects did you experience? Did you report them to your doctor? ## The side affects from Levaquin are extremly painful Rheumatoid Arthritis and all the complications that come with it and the medications I must take in order to "Move". It has forever changed my life for the worse. ## Hi Susie, I'm so sorry to hear about your experiences with Levaquin. Unfortunately, this is a common problem that most people are not aware can even happen. Even worse, their doctors are unaware of (or ignore) that this can happen. Please read the page on Side Effects of Levaquin to see the range of ef...
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Can I switch antibiotics
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I have a severe sinus headache (infection). Have taken the ZPak on my own which I have had on hand.. (Which is a year old). Went to the MediQuik (it was the weekend) and he gave me levaquin... Can I switch if I haven't finished the ZPak? ## Hello, Tammy! How are you? Yes, it would be best to take the one that was prescribed to treat this infection, just make sure that you finish the full course of treatment of this one. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 27 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
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 3 months 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 5 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...
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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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