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Levaquin has destroyed my quality of life

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 Parkinson 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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Brand names of Antibotics that rupture tendons

Does anyone (pharmacist or doctor or anyone) have a list of the antibotics that can cause tendon to detach or rupture? ## about drugs ## The antibiotic that can cause tendon rupture is levaquin

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Levaquin to Clindamycin or Amoxicillin

I've been taking Levaquin for about five days now for a sinus infection and it is not working at all. I took one at 1:00 today. How many hours do I have to wait to switch to a Clindamycin or an Amoxicillin? ## Hi Ann, Sorry to hear about your situation. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (umm.edu / drug interaction tool), there are no interactions listed between Levaquin, Clindamycin or Amoxicillin. That said, I'm of the theoretical opinion that you shouldn't have to wait at all... This finding does not necessarily mean that no interactions exist. However, if in doubt, your best bet would probably be to contact your prescribing doctor and/or local pharmacist just to be on the safe side. I hope this helps and that you get around to feeling better soon!

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Changing the time of day I take Levaquin

I've taken 4 out of 7 of my Levaquin pills. I take them at 7 pm every night for a UTI. Do you think I can change it to about 11 am instead for the last 3 doses? I can't sleep at night and feel awful. I'm hoping I can finish them if I take the last ones earlier in the day. ## Yes, that really won't make a difference, but I'd suggest double checking with your pharmacy to be sure. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and non-allergic skin rash. Are you on any other medications?

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Levaquin-Scary Drug

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. ## I know i...

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Levaquin is poison

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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Suffering side effects of levaquin

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

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 and it's horrible side effects

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

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?

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Levaquin but no negative side effects yet

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

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?

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Levaquin problems

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...

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Unusual Levaquin Side Affects

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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Levaquin 500 Mg Sufamethoxazole Temp Ds Tablet Sideeffects

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.

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Levaquin, metopralol and adderrall combination

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...

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My experience with this drug

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...

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Chlortab OR Levaquin Side Effects

Recently the same day, I started taking 2 medicines. ChlorTabs (4mg/3-4 times daily) and Levaquin (500mg 1/day). Simultaneously, I began having backache around the kidneys - first time. Did 1 of meds caused this? which one? ## Yes. Almost certainly this was a result of the Levaquin, which can have side effects that range all the way from minor to disabling. See the page on Side Effects of Levaquin to see why if you ever have a choice of antibiotics, you should always choose to have a drug that is not in the Fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics. They are very dangerous. And now that you have had a reaction to one, you should avoid all of the drugs in this class of antibiotics forever unless you have a life threatening illness than can't be solved without these drugs. You've prov...

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levaquin possible side effects?

I was diagnosed with prostitis. I am a 25 yr old Male. I took 2 doses of 500mg (2 days worth out of 14). On the third day I decided to stop and switched to bactrium. That day I also worked out. The following night (over 24 hours from last dose of Levaquin) I woke up in the middle of the night and my left Achilles tendon was really sore and had a rash. I was wearing a sleeve for plantar facitis at the time. So I took off the sleeve and rash+ swelling went away. Side note I have felt "warm" since I have taken levaquin. My question is was the swelling and rash due to the levaquin? I have worn the sleeve many times and never has this happened. also when will levaquin be out of my system? Thank you and sorry for the spelling ## Hello, Mike! How are you? I'm sorry about the proble...

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The Fluoroquinolone Wall of Pain

If your doctor hands you a prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic (this could be not only Cipro or Levaquin but also Avelox or generics ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and moxifloxacin, or others), be very certain that s/ your condition warrants the risks that come along with taking these drugs. lewrockwell.com/2012/10/joseph-mercola/antibiotic-alert-the-drug-the-doctor-ordered-could-cause-deadly-sideeffects ## Thanks for taking the time to post this info on the dangers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Personally if I'd of known any better I would have never risked taking Cipro in the past. It's hard to believe that doctors/pharmacies are still pushing this poison almost like candy... even with all this contradicting information. I would encourage anyone else who may be seeki...

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