Review: could Levaquin cause Serum Sickness?


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 29,797 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Serum sickness. Find out below who they are, when they have Serum sickness and more.

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Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levaquin 30,490 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 multi-organ failure, fever, hepatomegaly, sepsis, liver function test abnormal (latest reports from 1,996 Serum sickness patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

29,797 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin.
Among them, 21 people (0.07%) 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: 89.47 %
  • male: 10.53 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.67 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 13.33 %
  • 40-49: 13.33 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (3 people)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (1 person)
  • Pneumonia Aspiration (1 person)
  • Pneumonia (1 person)
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Plavix (3 people)
  • Lovenox (3 people)
  • Lasix (3 people)
  • Thymoglobulin (2 people)
  • Paxil (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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