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Review: could Levaquin cause Arthralgia (Joint pain)?





Summary: Arthralgia is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Sinusitis.

We study 27,829 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 has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (view latest outcomes from 28,770 users)

Arthralgia

Arthralgia (joint pain) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Arthralgia 118,878 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 27,829 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 3,035 people (10.91%) have Arthralgia.

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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