Levofloxacin And Severe Shoulder To Elbow Pain

Kim Says:

Began 1st round antibiotic of Amoxicillin which wasn't working. After 3 days, had Dr call in new Rx of Augmentin which wasn't working. After 5 days, went back to urgent care and that's when the Dr. Prescribed 500 mg peach tablet of Levofloxacin taken once a day for 7 days. Started to bring my fever down on day 3 of it and the Dr told me I would have deep muscle pain while on it.

Well, on day five I had deep muscle pain in legs and shoulders and arms. I have been off of the Rx for 3 days and I can't lift or move my upper arms without deep achy pain and popping. Getting some numbness and tingling too. Is this a permanent side effect as a result of taking this powerful antibiotic? I feel pain in my hips as well. I'm scared this drug has caused a debilitating result. Anyone else have issues like this after taking it? Will this go away or is this permanent? I'm going to my regular Dr. for a follow up in 5 days.

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Debbie Says:

Same upper arm pain for me after 1 Levafloxacin and two Cipro. I keep praying that I'll wake up someday (although sleep is hard to come by) and the pain will be gone. I cannot lift my arm very far without the support of my left arm and both ache constantly. Sorry I can do nothing but commiserate with you. They need to take this stuff off the shelves.

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VerFree Says:

The FDA does warn that Levofloxacin may cause some severe tendon problems, so yes, you do need to consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, and insomnia.

Ref: Levofloxacin Information

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