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Review: could Levaquin cause Muscle cramps?

Summary: Muscle cramps is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Remeron, and have Pain.

We study 27,835 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

Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 28,780 Levaquin users)

Muscle cramps

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 10,823 Muscle cramps patients)

On Jan, 16, 2015: 27,835 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 84 people (0.30%) have Muscle Cramps.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Levaquin reports

Time on Levaquin when people have Muscle cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramps100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Levaquin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%1.15%3.45%2.30%18.39%45.98%28.74%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Levaquin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (16 people, 19.05%)
  2. Urinary tract infection (8 people, 9.52%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (6 people, 7.14%)
  4. Osteoporosis (4 people, 4.76%)
  5. Sinusitis (3 people, 3.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Remeron (28 people, 33.33%)
  2. Oxycontin (28 people, 33.33%)
  3. Demerol (26 people, 30.95%)
  4. Cipro (23 people, 27.38%)
  5. Asacol (22 people, 26.19%)

* 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.
  • Is there a support group in the us for people with insulinomas? (1 answer)
    SUPPORT GROUP IN UNITED STATES!!!

    Hi, the only support group that I've been able to find for people with insulinomas is located in the UK... just wondering if there is one in the US. I had pancreatic surgery to remove my first insulinoma in 2012, we're thinking there's another because I'm still having problems with hypoglycemia... if anyone know anything, PLEASE CONTACT ME!!! :)
    I know there can't just be a support group here for FERRETS!!! people are kind of important... I hate this song, but "Don't worry, BE HAPPY" is okay, I guess... I'm trying to force it upon myself. Things will get BETTER!!!
  • 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

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (13 months 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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