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 27,850 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 has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 28,791 Levaquin users)
Arthralgia (joint pain) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 119,070 Arthralgia patients)
On Feb, 3, 2015: 27,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 3,035 people (10.90%) have Arthralgia.
Time on Levaquin when people have Arthralgia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Arthralgia when taking Levaquin * :
Severity of Arthralgia when taking Levaquin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Arthralgia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Sinusitis (658 people, 21.68%)
- Bronchitis (317 people, 10.44%)
- Pain (273 people, 9.00%)
- Pneumonia (265 people, 8.73%)
- Urinary tract infection (226 people, 7.45%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (502 people, 16.54%)
- Ambien (469 people, 15.45%)
- Aredia (429 people, 14.14%)
- Prednisone (380 people, 12.52%)
- Prilosec (332 people, 10.94%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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