Review: could Levaquin cause Death?
Summary: Death 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 Pain.
We study 27,850 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 698 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death 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)
Death has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, multiple myeloma, dialysis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 183,870 Death patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 27,850 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 719 people (2.58%) have Death.
Time on Levaquin when people have Death * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Death when taking Levaquin * :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (58 people, 8.07%)
- Breast cancer (40 people, 5.56%)
- Metastases to bone (38 people, 5.29%)
- Multiple myeloma (20 people, 2.78%)
- Pneumonia (19 people, 2.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (185 people, 25.73%)
- Lasix (165 people, 22.95%)
- Aspirin (143 people, 19.89%)
- Vancomycin (127 people, 17.66%)
- Protonix (118 people, 16.41%)
* 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?
had back to back allergic reactions to iv abx - after clinda (april 2014) developed sjs - still having hives around my eyes, watering, and severe itching. have been on 4x dose zyrtec, prn benadryl. when will this go away?
- I was on leviquin for cellulitis now i can't walk rupture ligament tindeitt
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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