Review: could Levaquin cause Muscle cramps?
Summary: Muscle cramps is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Remeron, and have Pain. We study 27,860 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.
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Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 28,802 Levaquin users)
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 10,839 Muscle cramps patients)
On May, 23, 2015: 27,860 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 84 people (0.30%) have Muscle Cramps.
Time on Levaquin when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Levaquin * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||1.15%||3.45%||2.30%||18.39%||45.98%||28.74% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Levaquin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (16 people, 19.05%)
- Urinary tract infection (8 people, 9.52%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (6 people, 7.14%)
- Osteoporosis (4 people, 4.76%)
- Sinusitis (3 people, 3.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Remeron (28 people, 33.33%)
- Oxycontin (28 people, 33.33%)
- Demerol (26 people, 30.95%)
- Cipro (23 people, 27.38%)
- Asacol (22 people, 26.19%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 year ago):
Took Cipro and Levaquin over 10 to 20 years due to severe sinus and bronchitis. I was allergic to Penicillin and physicians would prescribe these frequently. December 2011 I took Levaquin and Predisone for 8 Days. I had an adverse reaction similar to stroke. I have been disabled since due to extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, severe pain in my extremities, joints, and muscles. I can't walk for long or sit upright for 2 hours without severe weakness and tremors.
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