Review: could Levaquin cause Clostridium difficile colitis?
Summary: Clostridium difficile colitis 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 Flagyl, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 27,835 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 123 have Clostridium difficile colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Clostridium difficile colitis and more.
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Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 28,780 Levaquin users)
Clostridium difficile colitis
Clostridium difficile colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 3,627 Clostridium difficile colitis patients)
On Dec, 29, 2014: 27,835 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 123 people (0.44%) have Clostridium Difficile Colitis.
Time on Levaquin when people have Clostridium difficile colitis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Clostridium difficile colitis||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Levaquin * :
|Clostridium difficile colitis||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.78%||2.78%||12.04%||31.48%||50.93% |
Severity of Clostridium difficile colitis when taking Levaquin ** :
How people recovered from Clostridium difficile colitis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (23 people, 18.70%)
- Pain (21 people, 17.07%)
- Hypertension (13 people, 10.57%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (13 people, 10.57%)
- Insomnia (12 people, 9.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Flagyl (48 people, 39.02%)
- Protonix (44 people, 35.77%)
- Lisinopril (39 people, 31.71%)
- Aspirin (39 people, 31.71%)
- Reglan (38 people, 30.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Will my short-term memory loss, caused by levaquin, every go away?
I wonder if the clinic that gave me the Levaquin purposely harmed me. I have many drug allergies, and I wasn't given the drug sheet that shows that Lavaquin has a Black Box warning. They refused to give me an antibiotic I knew I could safely take. I'm being "haunted" by P.I.s.
- How long did the hives/itching eyes last?
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Torn Tndent rupture ligaments in ankle acilles heel
- How many people have had a meniscus tear after just a few doses of levaquin
was having severe sinus problems so my primary care doctor prescribed levaquin within 3 days both knees and one ankle were swollen beyond belief ,had to go to the emergency room 2 days in a row to have fluid drained from my right knee never have fully recovered so my orthopedic Dr. ordered an mri and found a meniscus tear so now i'm facing surgery to repair it
- I took levaquin for 10 days, had severe breathing difficulty (1 answer)
I took Levaquin for staph infection for 10 days, just got off it yesterday, but had and have persistent breathing problems (can't walk a block without my inhaler). How long will this persist before I'm back to normal?
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