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levaquin vs Nitrofurantoin for a female patient aged 41

Summary: 1,516 female patients aged 41 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of levaquin vs Nitrofurantoin for a female aged 41. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Levaquin (latest outcomes from 28,800 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Nitrofurantoin (latest outcomes from 551 users) has active ingredients of nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

On Mar, 31, 2015: 1,516 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
ArthralgiaDyspnoea
InsomniaCough
NauseaAsthenia
AnxietyChest Pain
HeadachePain
FatigueInjury
Pain In ExtremityType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
MyalgiaPain In Extremity
PainRectal Haemorrhage
DyspnoeaEmotional 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
Anxiety
Impaired Work Ability
Tendon Disorder
Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder
Cognitive Disorder
Dizziness
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dementia

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
levaquin10.81%24.32%29.73%27.03%8.11%
Nitrofurantoin0.00%14.81%18.52%48.15%18.52%

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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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