Review: could Levaquin cause Plantar Fasciitis?


Plantar fasciitis is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Sinusitis . We study 29,797 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 309 have Plantar fasciitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Plantar fasciitis and more.

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Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levaquin 30,922 users)

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, paraesthesia, hypersensitivity, high blood pressure (latest reports from 2,082 Plantar fasciitis patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

29,797 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin.
Among them, 309 people (1.04%) have Plantar Fasciitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levaquin cause Plantar fasciitis?

Time on Levaquin when people have Plantar Fasciitis *:

  • < 1 month: 76.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.6 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.6 %
  • 10+ years: 1.3 %

Gender of people who have Plantar Fasciitis when taking Levaquin *:

  • female: 64.09 %
  • male: 35.91 %

Age of people who have Plantar Fasciitis when taking Levaquin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.45 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.64 %
  • 30-39: 11.82 %
  • 40-49: 22.27 %
  • 50-59: 33.64 %
  • 60+: 28.18 %

Severity if Plantar Fasciitis when taking Levaquin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Plantar Fasciitis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sinusitis (73 people)
  • Bronchitis (44 people)
  • Pneumonia (33 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia (28 people)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (25 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (63 people)
  • Neurontin (57 people)
  • Avelox (50 people)
  • Zometa (49 people)
  • Ambien (45 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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