Levaquin and Serum sickness - from FDA reports


Summary

Serum sickness 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 Lasix, and have Urinary tract infection . We study 36,669 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA. Among them, 22 have Serum sickness. Find out below who they are, when they have Serum sickness and more.

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Levaquin

Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levaquin 38,213 users)

Serum Sickness

Serum sickness (hypersensitivity reaction that results from the injection of heterologous or foreign protein or serum) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, preventive health care, immunodeficiency disorders, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 2,389 Serum sickness patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

36,669 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin.
Among them, 22 people (0.06%) have Serum Sickness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levaquin cause Serum sickness?

Time on Levaquin when people have Serum Sickness *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Serum Sickness when taking Levaquin *:

  • female: 90 %
  • male: 10 %

Age of people who have Serum Sickness when taking Levaquin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.25 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 12.5 %
  • 40-49: 18.75 %
  • 50-59: 31.25 %
  • 60+: 31.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (3 people, 13.64%)
  • Bronchitis (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (1 person, 4.55%)
  • Pneumonia (1 person, 4.55%)
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection (1 person, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Plavix (3 people, 13.64%)
  • Lovenox (3 people, 13.64%)
  • Lasix (3 people, 13.64%)
  • Oxazepam (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Garlic (2 people, 9.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (8 people, 36.36%)
  • Fever (7 people, 31.82%)
  • Nausea (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Muscle Aches (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Chills (3 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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