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levaquin vs Nitrofurantoin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 40

This is personalized comparison of levaquin vs Nitrofurantoin for a female aged 40. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Levaquin (latest outcomes from 28,767 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Nitrofurantoin (latest outcomes from 544 users) has active ingredients of nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 1,509 female patients aged 35 who take the same drugs are studied in levaquin vs Nitrofurantoin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female35uti

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
levaquin levofloxacinnot specified
Nitrofurantoin nitrofurantoin, macrocrystallinenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 35 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
levaquinNitrofurantoin
Arthralgia (joint pain)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Cough
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Asthenia (weakness)
AnxietyChest Pain
Headache (pain in head)Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Injury
Pain In ExtremityType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Myalgia (muscle pain)Pain In Extremity
PainRectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Emotional Distress

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
levaquinNitrofurantoin
Depression
Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Anxiety
Impaired Work Ability
Tendon Disorder (disease of tendon)
Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder
Cognitive Disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving)
Dizziness
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
Dementia (madness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
levaquin8.70%23.91%26.09%32.61%8.70%
Nitrofurantoin0.00%13.33%23.33%46.67%16.67%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is often used to treat sinusitis. Nitrofurantoin (nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline) is often used to treat urinary tract infection. 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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