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Doxycycline Hyclate vs Levaquin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 64

This is personalized comparison of Doxycycline Hyclate vs Levaquin for a male aged 64. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 7, 2014: 2,695 people are studied in Doxycycline Hyclate vs Levaquin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male61Infection Prophylaxis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Doxycycline Hyclate doxycycline hyclateTruxton Inc
Levaquin levofloxacinOrtho Mcneil Janssen

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 61 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Doxycycline Hyclate (Truxton Inc)Levaquin (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Multiple-drug Resistance0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Doxycycline Hyclate (Truxton Inc)Levaquin (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pneumonia
Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
AnxietyTendon Rupture (tear of tendon)
PneumoniaArthralgia (joint pain)
Pain In JawPain
InjuryAnaemia (lack of blood)
Pyrexia (fever)Anxiety
Tooth ExtractionHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Doxycycline Hyclate (Truxton Inc)Levaquin (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Subdural Hematoma (blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain)Nervous System Disorder (a general class of medical conditions affecting the nervous system)
Sudden Hearing LossPain In Extremity
Sebaceous Carcinoma (cancer tumour of oil gland of skin)Tendon Disorder (disease of tendon)
Polyneuropathy Nos (neurological disorder that occurs when many peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously)Visual Disturbance
Sweating DecreasedGingival Pain (gum pain)
Breath OdourConfusional State
Easy BruisingScoliosis (a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side)
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Pelvic Pain
Heat Exhaustion (dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessBurning Sensation

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Doxycycline Hyclate (Truxton Inc)Levaquin (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Multiple-drug Resistance0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Doxycycline Hyclate (Truxton Inc)Levaquin (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pneumonia
AnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Chest PainTendon Rupture (tear of tendon)
PneumoniaArthralgia (joint pain)
Pain In JawPain
InjuryAnaemia (lack of blood)
Pyrexia (fever)Anxiety
Weight DecreasedHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Doxycycline Hyclate (Truxton Inc)Levaquin (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Sudden Hearing LossNervous System Disorder (a general class of medical conditions affecting the nervous system)
Breath OdourPain In Extremity
Subdural Hematoma (blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain)Tendon Disorder (disease of tendon)
Sebaceous Carcinoma (cancer tumour of oil gland of skin)Visual Disturbance
Sweating DecreasedGingival Pain (gum pain)
Polyneuropathy Nos (neurological disorder that occurs when many peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously)Confusional State
Easy BruisingScoliosis (a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side)
Stomach Discomfort (pain in abdomen)Pelvic Pain
Heat Exhaustion (dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Burning Sensation

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Doxycycline Hyclate (doxycycline hyclate) is often used to treat acne. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is often used to treat sinusitis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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