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Review: could Levaquin cause Arthralgia (Joint pain)?

We study 27,823 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,033 have Arthralgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arthralgia and more.

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Levaquin

Levaquin (latest outcomes from 28,765 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Arthralgia

Arthralgia (joint pain) (latest reports from 800,477 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 27,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 3,035 people (10.91%) have Arthralgia. They amount to 0.38% of all the 802,440 people who have Arthralgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Arthralgia in Levaquin reports

Time on Levaquin when people have Arthralgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Arthralgia93.04%4.27%0.25%0.42%1.59%0.34%0.08%

Age of people who have Arthralgia when taking Levaquin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Arthralgia0.00%0.10%1.81%2.97%9.94%19.49%31.11%34.59%

Severity of Arthralgia when taking Levaquin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Arthralgia6.67%26.67%40.00%26.67%

How people recovered from Arthralgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Arthralgia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sinusitis (658 people, 21.68%)
  2. Bronchitis (317 people, 10.44%)
  3. Pain (273 people, 9.00%)
  4. Pneumonia (265 people, 8.73%)
  5. Urinary tract infection (226 people, 7.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (502 people, 16.54%)
  2. Ambien (469 people, 15.45%)
  3. Aredia (429 people, 14.14%)
  4. Prednisone (380 people, 12.52%)
  5. Prilosec (332 people, 10.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I have bone and joint pain everywhere...especially my right knee. It feels very brittle especially when going down stairs. Lot of pain, and it feels like my knee bone Is brittle and going to just crumble into pieces?

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Given levaquin after 5 500mgs pills couldn't walk joint pain burning in arms and legs brainfog skins rashes on arms loss of taste dangerously low b 12 levels.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • nerve pain, muscle pain, popping and cracking

    Reply

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