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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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What are the drugs

Doxycycline hyclate (latest outcomes from 2,386 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

Levaquin (latest outcomes from 28,762 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis.

What is the symptom

Multiple-drug Resistance (latest reports from 1,148 patients) has been reported by people with hiv infection, infection, device related infection, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis.

On May, 16, 2014: 2,712 male patients aged 61 who take the same drugs are studied in Doxycycline Hyclate vs Levaquin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male61Infection Prophylaxis

Drugs to compare:

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
AnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PneumoniaTendon Rupture (tear of tendon)
Chest PainArthralgia (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)
Sebaceous Carcinoma (cancer tumour of oil gland of skin)Nervous System Disorder (a general class of medical conditions affecting the nervous system)
Subdural Hematoma (blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain)Pain In Extremity
Vocal Cord ParalysisTendon Disorder (disease of tendon)
Sweating DecreasedVisual Disturbance
Polyneuropathy Nos (neurological disorder that occurs when many peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously)Gingival Pain (gum pain)
Sudden Hearing LossConfusional State
Breath OdourScoliosis (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

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Doxycycline Hyclate6.25%29.17%31.25%22.92%10.42%

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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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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