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Review: could Levaquin cause Serum sickness?





Summary: Serum sickness 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 Lasix, and have Urinary tract infection.

We study 27,829 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Levaquin and have Serum sickness >>>

Levaquin

Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levaquin 28,771 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, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, premedication, kidney transplant.(latest reports from Serum sickness 1,916 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 27,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 21 people (0.08%) have Serum Sickness.

Trend of Serum sickness in Levaquin reports

Time on Levaquin when people have Serum sickness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Serum sickness100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Serum sickness0.00%0.00%6.67%0.00%13.33%13.33%33.33%33.33%

Severity of Serum sickness when taking Levaquin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Serum sickness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Urinary tract infection (5 people, 23.81%)
  2. Pneumonia aspiration (1 people, 4.76%)
  3. Pneumonia (1 people, 4.76%)
  4. Diverticulitis (1 people, 4.76%)
  5. Pulmonary hypertension (1 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (5 people, 23.81%)
  2. Synthroid (4 people, 19.05%)
  3. Paxil (4 people, 19.05%)
  4. Lisinopril (4 people, 19.05%)
  5. Premarin (4 people, 19.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • How long did the hives/itching eyes last?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Psoriasis, and takes Daptomycin, Bactrim, Levaquin, Vancomycin Hydrochloride, Clindamycin Phosphate In Dextrose 5%)
    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
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Can Not Walk 1 Block Un Stable Ankles , and takes Levaquin )
    Torn Tndent rupture ligaments in ankle acilles heel
  • How many people have had a meniscus tear after just a few doses of levaquin
    (Asked by a 56 year old man who has Now Am Goiung To Have To Have Surgery To Repair Knee Never Had Any Trouble With Knees Until The Levaquin, Had Severe Swelling And Pain So Bad I Couldn't Without A Crutch Or Cane, and takes 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 an ...
  • I took levaquin for 10 days, had severe breathing difficulty (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 48 year old man who has Asthma, and takes Levaquin)
    I took Levaquin for staph infection for 10 days, just got off it yesterday, but had and have persistent breathing problems (can't walk a block without my inhaler). How long will this persist before I'm back to normal?
  • I am deaf in my left ear since levaquin, how do they get away with this?
    (Asked by a 54 year old woman who has Sensorineural Deafness, and takes Levaquin)
    I was being treated for a severe sinus infection while my Dad was dying and the Dr gave me Levaquin, and on the last day of the prescription I felt pressure and I NEVER HEARD out of my left ear again

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