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Review: could Levaquin cause Arthralgia?

Summary: Arthralgia could be caused by Levaquin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Sinusitis.

We study 27,812 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,031 have Arthralgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arthralgia and more.

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Levaquin

Levaquin (latest outcomes from 28,753 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Arthralgia

Arthralgia (joint pain) (latest reports from 795,749 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 27,713 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 3,033 people (10.94%) have Arthralgia. They amount to 0.38% of all the 794,830 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
Arthralgia93.03%4.28%0.25%0.42%1.60%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%9.91%19.50%31.09%34.61%

Severity of Arthralgia when taking Levaquin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Arthralgia7.69%23.08%46.15%23.08%

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, 21.69%)
  2. Bronchitis (317 people, 10.45%)
  3. Pain (273 people, 9.00%)
  4. Pneumonia (265 people, 8.74%)
  5. Urinary tract infection (226 people, 7.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (502 people, 16.55%)
  2. Ambien (469 people, 15.46%)
  3. Aredia (429 people, 14.14%)
  4. Prednisone (380 people, 12.53%)
  5. Prilosec (332 people, 10.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Tramadol has been working for back pain very well. Started taking Levaquin this week for an infection. On day two, I started having joint pains, specifically in my knees. I stopped taking the medication, and have only taken 2 pills total.

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