Drug Ratings for LEVAQUIN

Average Rating: 1.7 (1961 Ratings)

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 1  Ureter infection Hives, allergic to it F 62 1 days
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10/11/2014
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 1  August 2013 I didn't have any right away but a month later I had a horrible headache, nauseau, sweating and passed out. Have spent the last year with all of these symptoms plus toxic neuropathy and low blood pressure. Was perfectly healthy before taking this drug. F 52 7 days
10/10/2014

 1  Ear/throat infeccion Swelling from my knees down, both my wrists Just after taking my second dose This medicine should be off the market M 44 2 days
500mg 1X D
10/6/2014

 1  pneumonia and bronchitis Shakes,chest pains,burning of skin, breathing issues,numbness,weird crazy thoughts,depression,hurting in arms,thrush,out of it.... F 39 6 days
500 mg
10/5/2014
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 2  Unidentified infection Cannot sleep and today, the fourth day my left wrist is painful. My infection is improving but I'm also on clyndamiacin and topical mupiricin. Not sure if levaquin is helping or hurting. F 45 4 days
500
10/1/2014

 1  Bartonella Infection Body heaviness (I felt like I was 1000 pounds). Slurred speech. Breathing trouble, it felt like my lungs forgot how to take in air.Confusion. Achilles tendon pain. Horrible sharp, stabbing pain like heated glass shards were being jabbed into me, especially from my knees down and in my wrists. I felt like there were spikes in my feet. I haven't been able to wear shoes or socks because they hurt so bad. Thrush. Unable to sleep because of pain. Even after stopping the meds, the effects continue. Now I have a rash at the worst places that I had pain. I was told by the pharmacist that I was not in a risk group for tendon problems WRONG. It's so true that it only takes 1 pill to knock you off your feet, literally. I haven't been able to walk in 2 weeks since taking my last pill! The reviews here aren't exaggerating. On my 7th pill I started to get mild pain in one Achilles tendon that came and went very quickly. I took my 8th pill and wham, some of the WORST pain I've ever felt in my life. From my knees down my legs felt like they were on fire. The pain was deep and everywhere. I had to keep my legs elevated for the least amount of pain. Someone told me to take massive magnesium when I was on levaquin to prevent the tendon problems. WRONG AGAIN. I took it, even before the levaquin, to make sure I had enough in my body. This DID NOT prevent the tendon problems. I've had to have groceries and everything delivered to my house. I can't drive yet. I'm getting better everyday, but this has been a nightmare. I'm finally walking again, but no shoes yet. Now there are rashes forming at all the joints where I had the most pain, especially around the ankles. If there's any positive to this, I do believe it batted back the infection Apparently levaquin kills bacteria by altering its DNA, but what they don't tell you is that it can alter YOUR DNA and mess up the instructions for healing and cell replacement. That's why the effects last so long after stopping the med. F 45 8 days
500mg 1X D
9/27/2014

 2  Surgery prophylaxis Palpitations, Treatment stoped. M 56 2 days
500 1X D
9/20/2014

 1  anaflaxtic shock anaflaxtic shock within 2mins ears pain, hands and feet itched, hives, airway closing , sweating , could not breath rushed to hospital. nearly died. Was prescribed for pneniouma a different hospital I was rushed to said I didn't have pneniouma. I nearly died because a hosipal made a medical error on a xrayl. I only went to hospital for a anitipressant I was out of . Messed up ! NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OFF THE MARKET ASAP. ITS DEADLY ! IM FILING A COMPLAINT WITH THE FDA AS WELL AS THE HOSPITA ERROR ON DR. WHO PERSCRIPED IT TO ME AS WELL AS THE DR WHO READ XRAY. F 50 2 days
750 1X D
9/19/2014
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 1  ear infection leg swollen painful: dizzy weak nauseous stopped 2 wegkd ago still can bArely wslk M 76 3 days
500
9/18/2014

 1  Kidney infection Dizzy,short of breath,hot flashes sweating profusely,Pain in calves, weakness, dry eyes, and very sleepy. F 44 7 days
500
8/24/2014
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 1  suspected UTI At first it was heart pounding/racing upon waking up at night. Insomnia. Then sinus/ear pressure/headache and tinnitus in both ears which developed at the same time as tingling/twitching/cold sensations/muscles spasms in random places but primarily in my calves, feet, and legs. It is almost constant in my calves, feet, and legs. Joint pain in wrists, hands, and ankles. The earliest symptoms have subsided for the most part. There is still some insomnia but it has improved. The issues with muscles, tinnitus, and joints are current. I also have sensitivity to noise and light now. I will not take this medication or any quinolone derivative again or let anyone in my family take it. This should be used only in extreme situations where other measures have failed. There were not sufficient warnings enclosed with this medication and it is still impacting my life greatly. The only thing mentioned of concern was about tendons exploding as a possibility but it gave the impression that this was a rare thing. I am posting this to hopefully help someone else make the decision not to take this medication or any other quinolone. I am also posting to bring comfort to someone else who is trying to find out what is going on with their body after taking this drug. From what I have read, I am one of the luckier ones. F 42 10 days
250 mg 1X D
8/21/2014
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 3  Severe Bronchitis/RLL Pneumonia After taking Levaquin for 7 days, I experienced bilateral hip pain that awoke me several times during the night. Hip pain continued over the next few days and intensified-would rate it -7/10 on numeric pain scale. Minor side effect began after taking Levaquin for 5 days. I noticed my tongue began to burn and feel extra sensitive. Within 24 hours I noticed a whitish coating on the soft palate and tongue. One of the side effect of Levaquin is thrush! I took acidophilus tablets and ate lots of yogurt to help clear this up! It took almost two weeks for the sx to subside. I am 50 years old, a runner (15-20 mi/week) and workout consistently using P90X3. The unexplained bilateral hip pain concerned me greatly so I did some research on Levaquin. I was unaware of the warnings/risks I taking Levaquin nor were they explained to me by the MD. I took extra strength Tylenol for the pain which helped and the severity of pain decreased over the next 4 days. I decided to stop running and concentrate on gentle hamstring strengthening/stretching. After 2 weeks, I began running again but continue to have tight hamstrings and occasional bilateral hip pain. I have NEVER had any of these sx before and attribute the adverse effects of Levaquin for my unexplained bilateral hip pain and tight hamstrings. Note all side effects/adverse effects/Black Box warnings prior to taking any medication. F 50 10 days
500mg 1X D
7/30/2014

 3  Diverticulitis Joint pain and fatigue. I do have some minor arthritis in my right knee, however, the pain I am feeling currently is more than should be for the issues with my knee. Have been to the point that I can barely walk and bear weight on that knee. Pain is now mildly in left knee and is running up my thigh and down my calf on the right one. Insurance will not pay for an MRI on the knee to see if there are other issues (tear, etc). Will be calling an orthopedic to set up an appointment for evaluation, and also going for a physical therapy evaluation this week. I know I have joint issues, and maybe this is just all coincidence, but highly doubt it. Just want the pain to go away so that I can get back to a normal previously active life that I had. It has now been 4 days since my last dose of Levaquin and the pain is SLIGHTLY reduced, but still not good. Even taking Vicodin did not alleviate any of the pain, nor did a prednisone pack. On to some further evaluations to s 6 days IV Levaquin in the hospital for Diverticulitis......did have a tear in the colon. Sent home with 7 more days along with Flagyl. Another CT scan and 7 more days of Levaquin. AND a 4th CT scan and another 10 days of Levaquin. The inflammation in my colon had shifted from the left side to the right. Left was cleared/tear healed. F 58 30 days
500 mg 1X D
7/29/2014

 1  Sinus infection Mental confusion, burning sensation in arms, limping, pain, stinging sensation, anxiety, depersonalization. F 44 1 days
500 mg
7/28/2014

 1  pneumonia Tendon pain and stiffness in ankles and wrists. Muscle twitching. Tendon tenderness and throbbing. Fatigue. Sleeplessness. Anxiety. I was completely unable to walk because of ADRs affecting my tendons and muscles. I was bedridden for two or three days after the last dose; using crutches for a week and a half after; using a cane for two weeks; and now (2 months later) am getting better very slowly but am still unable to resume any strenuous activities. I am in pain and still suffer from stiffness in my extremeties (wrists and ankles), and walking is a laborious effort. I was a hiker but have been unable to walk even a 1/8 mile now. Any activity will cause me to be fatigued, especially the next day. This drug MESSED ME UP! You will be at a high risk of tendon rupture for months afterwards. DO NOT TAKE ANY FLOUROQUINONE unless you are DYING because you will want to die afterwards from the ADRs. :'( F 55 7 days
750 1X D
7/28/2014
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 1  UTI-KIDNEY INFECTION Could not hear out of my left ear and ringing in both ears after first dose. Terrible insomnia the whole 6 days. My upper back hurts so bad that I phoned by Dr. and asked him if I could stop because I cannot live with this pain another 4 days of my 10 day dose. I wouldn't recommend this medicication for anything less than a life threatening illness/condition. F 51 6 days
500 mg 1X D
7/22/2014
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 1  Sinus infection I started feeling weird and "not right" about an hour after taking the first dose. Had tingling, numbness, disorientation, mood swing, and uncontrollable shivering and chills. Symptoms have so far gradually subsided over the course of 24 hours. Why on earth would any doctor prescribe this stuff after what I've experienced and the horror stories I've read. And at least my symptoms went away! M 35 1 days
500 1X D
7/1/2014

 1  UTI, Bladder infection Drowsiness, weakness, hip joints popping, disoriented, extremely tired, my joints ache. It is a very strong medicine and cured the infection quickly, however the side effects lasted several weeks after I quit the medicine. The hip joints popping was very bothersome and I felt weak. No energy whatsover. F 37 3 days
500 mg 1X D
6/22/2014
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 1  UTI Severe thigh and left knee pain, left hip pain, nightmares I did not like this medicine and will not take it again. I am sitting here with pain in my left leg so bad I want to cry. Then I read the reviews and have been officially freaked out. The pain started in my left knee and seemed to travel upwards to my hip. I have only taken ONE DOSE. I took it about 9 PM and it is now 5 AM and I have barely slept and cannot walk on it. F 44 7 days
500 1X D
6/21/2014
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 1  Pneumonia After 1 dose the side effects took approx. 2 hours later. I experienced extreme vertigo. I could not open my eyes for the room started spinning. I live alone and was very scared. I had to crawl to bathroom to vomit from the terrible nausea I experienced . Eventually turning to dry heaving. I got back to bed and kept my head very still to get thru the night .called my daughter in morning who took me to hospital . It is now day 4 after taking the drug and am home. But I still feel off balanced when walking around I hope this feeling will go away soon. I have Fibro and am sensitive to alot of drugs and I am perturbed that my physician gave me this drug knowing the bad side effects it had. F 61 1 days
500mg
6/14/2014
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 1   BEWARE of anyone claiming they have a cure for the horrific & often crippling/disabling side effects of this poisonous antibiotic. A cure does not exist. It's bad enough that we were poisoned for $$ in the first place, and then to have snake oil salesmen descend upon us once we've fallen ill, well that's just disgusting and disgraceful. F
1X D
6/12/2014

 1  Infection Tendon degeneration. Pain- been in a wheel chair for 6 months now. Starting to get better. Had just ONE pill. This is very dangerous. Only take if you are going to die. Even then you might wan to consider that dying only lasts a short while. M 49 1 days
700 1X D
6/7/2014

 1  Kidney infection Kidney Systemic Tendon & ligament pain and disability. Central & Peripheral Nervous System problems. Neurological issues. Unable to walk, stand, or lay on my side. Excruciating pain in limbs, and feet. Weight loss, gum loss, hair loss. Trouble using arms and hands. Severe horrific experience. Only took 3 tablets. Set off auto-imune response for Sjorgrens. Dreadful and terrifying experience. After 2 years of no progress, I did finally get help that got me standing, walking and exercising again. If anyone wants to learn about what I did that changed the course of disability to regained ability, email me. I am more than happy to share. These drugs are brutal, and I am furious that the FDA has known about it for 20 years. I am profoundly grateful for the recovery I have made and am forever changed by this experience. The medical system is duped just like us. I met a surgeon in Physical therapy injured like me...Email me, & I will share what I did to get my life back. F 49 1.5 days
500 mg 2X D
5/27/2014
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 1  premedicated for back procedure Was given an IV first during procedure and sent home with 5 day supply. It has ruined my life. I lost hair, weight, developed tendinitis, hashimotos disease, adrenal insufficiency, tinnitus, swollen ankles, shocking in my legs, muscle atrophy and so much more. I can barely function. It has been over 2years F 54 5 days
750
5/25/2014
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 1  mrsa sinus infection muscle twitches, muscle spasms, muscle stiffness, muscle fatigue, anxiety, depression, pins and needles, numbness, ringing in ears None of which i listed has not gone away. I took this does in March `14 and its now 2 months later and nothing has changed, I feel like my life is over M 43 10 days
750 1X D
5/14/2014
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 1  Respiratory Infection Psychosis, Anxiety, Tremors, profuse sweating, dizziness, coordination is off, insomnia Though I didn't think much about it at the time, I realize that the meds started to affect my thinking almost immediately after I received the injection at the doctors office. I held my head in my hands and told the nurse I felt like I was delirious. She said, it would stimulate my CNS, but temporarily. Two days later I'm staying awake all night and scribbling on 14 total sheets of paper my "Evidence" of who the Anti-Christ is as well as 3 of his 4 horseman. ... more and more agitated.... OCD. Unreal thoughts out of control. Luckily, my partner recognized something was wrong and helped me "slow my roll" with the thinking. I'm calling the doctor tomorrow and telling him I'm not taking the rest of the meds. It's 4:00am and my head is still no totally mine. M 45 10 days
500 mg 1X D
5/12/2014
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 4  Strep throat & sinus infection Slight stomach discomfort some loose stool some brain fog with head pressure but coul be from sinus infection No issues taking this antibiotic first took penicillin didn't work still had strep And symptoms now on day 5 feel better M 41 7 days
500 mg 1X D
5/10/2014

 1  Sinus Infection DRY EYE: noticed first night after taking it I felt tired. Luckily that is the only side effect I had most of the time. Was told to take 10 days or 21 if symptoms of infection remained. I stopped at 10 days when I noticed not only did it make me tired but my eyes felt sore. My eyes began hurting while I was driving and eventually I figured out it is dry eye. I never knew dry eye felt this way or could be this painful. I have never researched an antibiotic before...found this site and I feel blessed I didn't experience worse side effects. I really feel bad for those who have suffered from this drug. I hope my eyes go back to normal. Some days the drops help..but I have run into days where my eyes just hurt when I am driving or trying to focus. F 40 10 days
500mg
5/8/2014
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 1  Urinary Tract Infection Leg swelling, tendon pain, uterine bleeding. Developed neuropathy both legs. Arms are now in pain - 4 mos. after drug.Do not use this drug or Cipro. Sent to ER two times. Kidney pain also a problem. F 53 5 days
500mg 1X D
5/5/2014

 5  Pneumonia Minor side effects, but well worth it to be feeling so much better. I haven't taken many antibiotics in my life, the last time was Amoxicillin about 10 years ago. Hit with pneumonia quickly, didn't go to doc until 2 days later and was admitted into the hospital. I received 2 days of Levaquin intravenously. Some side effects, minor hallucinations the first couple nights when I tried to sleep, but who can sleep well in the hospital anyway.... Loss of appetite, tired ((although I contribute that to the infection) Sent home and on oral Levaquin at 750 mg for 5 days. I didn't realize this was one of the strongest antibiotics, but I am grateful for them, and I am not a big fan of pharmaceutical meds! This worked wonders for my pneumonia! F 43 5 days
750 mg
4/28/2014
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 4  Respiratory Infection Mild upset stomach. Levaquin is a strong antibiotic. For those of us who suffer stomach related issues from antibiotics, I highly recommend the follow measures: 1.) Take Levaquin WITH two capsules of Acidophilus...it works! 2.) Then...before bedtime, take one additional capsule of Acidophilus. 3.) Take the Levaquin with some food, and I also recommend taking it with Ginger Ale. Ginger will assist with soothing your stomatch. M 42 3 days
500 MG 1X D
4/27/2014
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 3  Cellulitis Although it cleared the infection, I had a headache, earache and extreme swelling all over my body. I was so uncomfortable, I had to stop taking the med. More than 24 hours after stopping, the swelling is lessening but still there. F 54 8 days
500 1X D
4/17/2014
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 1  Stomach ulcer my Back, (what happened) never-have-any-back issues and every body tendon,hamstring, mucles and hip- joints HURT neck pain, diarrhea, tongue blistered w/bleeding cracks down the center of my tongue? trouble breathing, LEGs-HURT w/plantar fasciitis, headaches-Again So exhausted!! A -Runner (until the last few weeks) I Simply Can't Move!! Pain-So Much Worst in the Mornings (Crying- Becuz ?What the heck happened to me? F 49 10 days
500 2X D
4/17/2014

 1  Sinus infection Extremely bad burning in stomach, tongue blistered. Finished several days ago. I am miserable. Wonder how long it will take to get out of my system or if it has caused damage to stomach. If given a choice of dying or taking it I would just die. F 63 10 days
500 1X D
4/11/2014

 1  pneumonia Burning/tearing sensation in right hip, numbness in hands, headaches, neck pain, diarrhea, difficulty walking, trouble sleeping If I had known this medicine was going to cause me the pain it did, I would never have taken it. I felt worse after taking just 3 of the 7 pills prescribed for me. I DC'd myself since my Dr. wouldn't return my phone calls. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE, unless you want to suffer from the side effects for the rest of your life. NOT WORTH IT!!!!!!! F 47 3 days
500 mg 1X D
4/11/2014
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 1  sinusitis I had trouble breathing.. like i was suffocating. . everything felt strange... my skin felt like it was crawling. . I took benadryl after calling the physician he seemed disinterested in what I was experiencing. . I had very vivid dreams.. for next several days.. I did feel better the next day but I can not handle the panic attack that goes with this medicine. . It is a very real and scary feeling when you can't breathe. . 40 1 days
500 MG
4/6/2014

 1  Sinus infection Paranoia, tendon pain, malaise, depression, anxiety, muscle aches. This is the only medication I tell my doctor that I am allergic too. Sometimes they look at me a little funny so I wonder if it's well known in the healthcare community how dangerous this drug is. This drug should be banned forever and all people ever prescribed it compensation for misery and painful experiences. I suppose if it winds up saving a life down the road, OK...but it seems like more harm than good. M 40 3 days
500 2X D
4/3/2014

 1  my mom was taking levaquin in 2009. My mom was taking levaquin in 2009 ut mad her very sick she lost six pints blood in hospital they gave her six units blood they said they didn't know where the six pints went to. in 2010 she got pnemonia they gave her levaquin again she said she was scared of it didn't want to take it anymore. but she had to take it she called my grandma that night said she didn't feel good she was going to lay down but she told my grandma if anything happens to her she said its cause of this medicine and she's made things right with the lord. and well we all got a huge shock the next morning when we were told my mom passed away she was 57 years old M 43 1 days
4/2/2014

 1  Infection Tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, headache, earache, joint pains, unable to concentrate, insomnia, stomach upset, floaters. I lost This is the worst drug ever manufactured, I can't believe the FDA approved it and that my doctor prescribed it when I am 68 years old and have psoriatic arthritis and asthma. I lost my ability to do my job and had to go on disability. F 68 4 days
500 1X D
4/1/2014
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 1  Infection Do not take this unless you are going to die anyway- Tendon issues 11 weeks out- in wheelchair- can't walk- doctors have no treatment and look at you like you are crazy- take something else! Seen 7 doctors- specialists w/ medical school- no treatment- just pain killers- This will also fry your pituitary gland- can cause retina issues- DANGER DANGER DANGER DON'T TAKE IT M 49 1 days
750 1X D
3/31/2014

 1  skin was not healing from stitches I was in a wheel chair for 2 1/2 years then crutches for 2 years to present. Still on crutches and am totally disabled due to severe pain in both Achilles tendons, hamstring tendon and hip flexor tendon. NEVER take this unless it is really a life or death situation. F 50 7 days
1X D
3/30/2014

 1  sinus infection severe exhaustion; mental + bodily fatigue; soreness in body; burning warm sensation in body; fear_anxiety attacks; pain in ankles, elbows, wrists, knees, hips; muscular pain; sense of tearing or burning in joints; couldn't walk for 2 weeks, had to crawl around apartment; depression; mental fog. the drs have all been in denial about the symptoms; all have said i will get better + acted surprised i was not well as a result of taking the drug. 5 months later: joint + muscular pain; intense fatigue; exhaustion; depression; mental fog; tendinitis; nerve damage; sense of constant pain + burning in body; inflamed joints. i was very healthy, yoga instructor (level 3 ashtanga), high energy, positive, before this happened. do not take this drug. it is not worth the risk; every day i regret saying ok to taking this drug. F 45 2 days
500 1X D
3/27/2014

 1  Infection Tendon and joint issues- now three months out in a wheel chair from one dose. Shoulder damage- feet hurt too much to walk. Took ONE pill- The MFG will not advise or help you What helps- hot baths with epsom salts- Vitamin c - Eat foods high in boron (nuts- p-butter) Omega 3, Magnesium- HIGHLY advise taking something else. IT IS NOT WORTH IT- First three weeks very severe pain. Better now at 3 months- still can't walk- hoping for better M 48 1 days
750 1X D
3/20/2014

 1  sinusitis Tingling and coldness and numbness in my feet, which I did not at first realize was from this drug, as it was winter, and my feet are often very cold in winter. The numbness ultimately spread up my legs to my knees. I also had severe pain in my lower legs which occurred only at night and would wake me up, much more intense than a charley horse, the pain felt like it was coming from the bone itself. Numbness has progressed over the years to my hands. My symptoms continue to worsen, and I took levaquin 5 years ago, and have had other fluoroquinolones also in this time period, all prescribed by my MD who knew I had peripheral neuropathy (his term), but he never associated it with these drugs, so continued to prescribe them to me. I now can't walk distances, as my feet give out, can't drive distances without stopping, as my legs and feet fall asleep, and have tingling in my fingers, which are starting to go numb. M 58 4 days
1X D
3/11/2014

 1  Infection Snowy vision, rash, itching, joints popping I now have permanent snowy vision from this drug. I will never take it again. M 27 2 days
2X D
2/25/2014
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 1   Has Levaquin destroyed your body/health/life? You are certainly not alone! There are untold thousands of us with more people falling victim to this legal poison every single day. Please join us on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/46690244194/ Don't forget to report your adverse reaction to the FDA! This global massacre of innocent and unsuspecting individuals by J&J must STOP! File your FDA report here: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/
1X D
2/13/2014

 1  Levaquin for epdidymitis Abdominal pain jus will not go away had endoscopy and colonoscopy can't find a thing wrong with me anxiety through the roof keep thinking I'm not gonna live much longer chest is in pain rashes come and go all over body...oh and my father was taking the medicine at the exact same time as me 63 years old back pain leg pain shoulder pain M 27 5 days
2/12/2014

 5  Pneumonia I have no problems with this drug. This is the 4th time it's been prescribed for me in the last 6 years. I am thankful it clears my lung infections. F 63 5 days
500MG
2/8/2014

 1  Pneumonia Blinding pain (scale of 9-10/10) in feet, knees, thighs, hips, elbows, upper arms, shoulders, lower back. Ribs hurt like cracked them. Fingers cramp and stiffen constantly like RA. Went to ER 0230hrs on a Sunday for Pneumonia and unable to breathe fully. Given Levofloxacin in ER by IV and 750mg/day for 10 days after. Stopped at day 9 when I read the side effects on the internet. Pain was unbearable. Moving to the side of my bed to rise up on to sit on bed was excrutiating and I was certainly vocal when pain was shooting through my body. I week later after stopping, pain level has subsided somewhat, but still about a 7 on pain scale. I've gone through some unbelievable pain via skiing crashes, surgery, etc, but this was relentless, brutal, mindnumbing, pain. Knees still hurt when standing up from sitting. Takes several seconds to rise to full upright position. Sleep is unattenable since taking meds because ANY position causes pain. Bought knee braces and that helps a little. Elbow still hurts a week later. Fingers cramp for no reason. Lovely stuff. NEVER TAKING THIS AGAIN. Suggest you don't either. M 54 9 days
750mg/day 1X D
1/28/2014

 1  Sinus infection Extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, feeling depressed and like I'm going to die. This is a very powerful medication that should only be given those who are in the hospital. It did cure the sinus infection quickly but made me very ill. I'm allergic to penicilin and z-pak so the doc is running out of options but will never take this poison again! F 37 4 days
500 mg 1X D
1/26/2014
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 1  Walking Pneumonia I began taking this drug in mid December 2013. I was prescribed 7 doses, but only took 5 and stopped due to side effects. Initial side effects included diarrhea, insomnia, extreme anxiety, chest tightness and tendonitis. The insomnia was like none other I have experienced. I literally did not sleep at all and felt "wired" and anxious 24/7. After 5 days of no sleep and against doctor's wishes, I took myself off Levaquin. As the drug left my system, I began to sleep for short bits of time (20-60 minutes), waking up each time with a "jolt." It has now been 5 weeks since taking Levaquin and I still cannot sleep through the night...I get 3-5 hrs of sleep at best (and that is still in small bits). Diarrhea stopped after getting off pill, but even with massive amounts of probiotics, my system is still not back to normal. Tendonitis has improved but is still there. The chest tightness on the drug was intense and often took my breath away if I exerted myself in the I will never take this drug again! I am curious if anyone who has had the chest tightness side effect still had bouts of it weeks after taking the drug. Feel free to contact me. Thanks! F 52 5 days
500mg 1X D
1/25/2014
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 1  diverticulitis Horrible tendon and joint pain on day three after one dose. Very dangerous drug. No warning from doctor about side effects. Depressed and ill feeling over entire body. I did find from support sites on web that this is very common. Take loads of vitamin c. I am takin 2000mg a day and it does help. They also say to take magnesium but I have not done that yet. Doctors don't tell you this stuff will kill you sometimes with one dose. Stay away from this drug. M 48 1 days
750 1X D
1/16/2014

 1  Bronchitis and pneumonia Felt fine for the first couple of days then day 6 started having nausea and vomiting. Called my Dr and went off immediately. About a week later I noticed my heels where inflamed and very difficultto walk on them my right knee felt like something had popped. I went to see an ortho Dr who diagnosed me with tendenities. I still have then nauseas but I started taking magnesium to help pull the leavquin and other vitamins. Let's hope for a quick recovery. F 29 1 weeks
500
1/5/2014
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 3  Sinus 2nd dose whole body felt itchy, no rash my tongue became a bit swollen 3rd dose hot flashes (not menopausing) Severe Insomnia during treatment Felt Foggy a bit dizzy for the first few days Constipation Painful joints 1 week after treatment ended have pain in my bones pelvis area and down side of one leg not sure if related. Appetite was not affected actually felt hungrier Pain in my legs is starting to worry me it gets worse when I sit for long periods of time gets better when I walk Worked well on the SInus which I had for over 3 months but I still have cough in the morning only with phelgm Wouldnt of mind taking this and feeling crappy if all my issues had been taken care of. F 48 14 days
500 1X O
12/28/2013
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 1  Pneumonia Severe dizziness, nausea and vomiting, neck pain, extreme fatigue, confusion and irritability, came really close to fainting, headache, abdominal pain and all over achiness. F 44 4 days
500 mg
12/7/2013
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 1  STD Coming up on my 4 year anniversary of my first pill, and those three pills are still the worst thing that has ever happened to me! The side effects started as waking up in the middle of the second night in a panic and racing heart. Then a few days later I was unable to walk due to pain in achilies. Next an overwhelming feelin of doom and dispair. And then the 30+ days of insomnia. Anxiety, depression, numbness/tingling on hands and feet, constant mental fog and confusion. This stuff really ruined my life for some time! Firstly DO NOT TAKE! And secondly if you have already taken this drug and are suffering, I am sorry and my heart is with you. The good news is that 4 years out from my first dose I feel 99.9% myself again (luckily). It took about 3 months for the worst of the symptoms to pass and be somewhat functional again. It took nearly a year to feel mostly better and be functional. I know that seems like along time but just be happy that there is an end (probably). I believe Jesus Christ delivered me from the pain after a pleading prayer. He is God so there is nothing he isn't bigger than. Good luck! And I will say a prayer for you right now. M 24 3 days
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11/30/2013
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 1   Have you had your life destroyed by Levaquin? If so, you are not alone! Please join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/46690244194/ We're pissed & we're not gonna take it anymore!!!
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11/27/2013

 5  Sinus Infecfions I have had to take Levaquin, Cipro & Avelox. Only antibiotic that my sinus cultures that would kill my type of infections. I have not had any problems with any problems everyone has described. I have fibromyalgia & have not noticed any of the antibiotics making my fibro worse. F 52 2 weeks
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11/20/2013
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 1  Sinus Infection, Upper Respiratory Tendonitis, achy joints, exhausted The reason I'm on this site is to tell you that if you have not been taking Magnesium Citrate for your tendonitis, start now if it's medically OK for you. I had upper arm tendonits so bad I could not raise my arm. This is where I remember aching when I was on Levaquin. I rested arm for 6 mos but it was still only about 70% healted. Then I read how Mag Cit helps. After 2 months, my arm is now about 95% of what it was. I still have some elbow tendonitis that I hope goes away too. I have told every member of my family not to take this horrible drug. F 56 10 days
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11/15/2013

 1  Cellulitis It's been over a 1 1/2 and I am still having issues because of this poison. I am much better but I'm left with tendonitis, peripheral neuropathy, crackling/popping joints and tendons, fatigue, decreased endurance and blurry vision. In the beginning I had many more issues including anxiety, cognitive skills were horrible, malnourished, and bedridden. I had an all over sick feeling like I had a constant flu. There were many others but can't think of them all. Oh I also lost vision in my left eye for a short period. Please don't ever take this drug. The problem with Levaquin and all the other Fluoroquinolones (cipro, Avelox, floxin) is that they can cause permanent damage unlike other antibiotics. If anyone has been harmed by this class of drugs please join us on facebook. Just search fluoroquinolone toxicity and you can join our group. We are also going to DC this year for the 2nd time to meet with senators and congressmen and to rally against this poison. If you are able and would like to join us in DC please join us on facebook for more info. F 44 10 days
500 1X D
11/14/2013
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