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Review: could Levaquin cause Pulmonary embolism?

Summary: Pulmonary embolism could be caused by Levaquin, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Yaz, and have Contraception.

We study 27,814 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 849 have Pulmonary embolism. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary embolism and more.

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Levaquin (latest outcomes from 28,753 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) (latest reports from 335,970 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, pain, high blood pressure, premenstrual syndrome, acne.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 27,713 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 849 people (3.06%) have Pulmonary Embolism. They amount to 0.25% of all the 334,949 people who have Pulmonary Embolism on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pulmonary embolism in Levaquin reports

Time on Levaquin when people have Pulmonary embolism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pulmonary embolism84.44%8.89%0.00%2.22%0.00%4.44%0.00%

Age of people who have Pulmonary embolism when taking Levaquin * :

Pulmonary embolism0.00%0.00%4.20%15.54%24.46%18.98%13.50%23.31%

Severity of Pulmonary embolism when taking Levaquin ** :


How people recovered from Pulmonary embolism ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (135 people, 15.90%)
  2. Pain (99 people, 11.66%)
  3. Premenstrual syndrome (61 people, 7.18%)
  4. Pneumonia (58 people, 6.83%)
  5. Nausea (54 people, 6.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Yaz (214 people, 25.21%)
  2. Yasmin (203 people, 23.91%)
  3. Zometa (158 people, 18.61%)
  4. Coumadin (147 people, 17.31%)
  5. Ambien (145 people, 17.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Lori on Apr, 8, 2014:

    LEVAQUIN, CIPRO, AND AVELOX can cause a multitude of adverse side effects-Most being irreversible and worsen over time. If JUST having symptoms-the best thing to try is liquid Magnesium IONIC or any magnesium you can get. In the pharma. insert it reads that magnesium interferes with the body's ability to absorb these meds. SO taking it for some has worked. SOME. I have told many people about this and THREE actually got better over a few months of severe suffering. Whether they would have been better or not I do not know. The pain from this condition is unrelenting at best. I have been Floxed since April 2009. It hurts so much. I did not know so much pain could be without the body dying. I have no life, lost my job, ability to do anything, live on pain meds. and more. Nothing is good now for me. Life was so nice and now torture. PLEASE--try the magnesium--take it and do not stop because you do not feel better. You will not know for a few months and the pain can be over the top--suicidal for many. ALso-facebook has a support group for this. There is a RALLY in Wash. DC On May 8 again trying to raise awareness. If anyone on this site is not connected to the facebook page on Fluoroquinolones, please get on there ASAP...the numbers of people hurt by these drugs are huge but we are spread out all over the place and misdiagnosed--many--told Fibro or Neg. Lyme..things like that...also-take Vit. C and D as well but the magnesium is the most important if it will work. I pray it will...start it NOW....OH-I was told I had SPOND. as well--this was years ago....I never did.


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