Review: could Avelox cause Tendonitis?
Summary: Tendonitis is found among people who take Avelox, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levaquin, and have Sinusitis.
We study 20,149 people who have side effects while taking Avelox from FDA and social media. Among them, 411 have Tendonitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Tendonitis and more.
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Avelox has active ingredients of moxifloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 20,666 Avelox users)
Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, sinusitis, high blood cholesterol, osteopenia, urinary tract infection. (latest reports from 9,549 Tendonitis patients)
On Dec, 31, 2014: 20,149 people reported to have side effects when taking Avelox. Among them, 411 people (2.04%) have Tendonitis.
Time on Avelox when people have Tendonitis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Tendonitis when taking Avelox * :
Age of people who have Tendonitis when taking Avelox * :
Severity of Tendonitis when taking Avelox ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Tendonitis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Sinusitis (86 people, 20.92%)
- Bronchitis (30 people, 7.30%)
- Pneumonia (28 people, 6.81%)
- Prophylaxis (17 people, 4.14%)
- Ovarian cancer (17 people, 4.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levaquin (82 people, 19.95%)
- Zometa (58 people, 14.11%)
- Aredia (49 people, 11.92%)
- Cipro (43 people, 10.46%)
- Neurontin (40 people, 9.73%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Then I had a kidney biopsy which confirmed the vasculitis and I was immediately treated with chemotherapy -- cytoxin for 6 months.
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When I told my family doctor that I thought it was the drug combination that caused my problems, he seemed surprised and really no discussion. I told them to put it in my medical records to NEVER give me a flouroquinolone drug again.
Yesterday when I went for a blood test and urinalysis ( which I was doing biweekly, but now every 6 weeks), it showed that I have a UTI and guess what the family doctor called in a prescription for? Cipro!!!! And he knows I'm still on prednisone and have only 30% kidney function!!!!!!
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