Review: could Levaquin cause Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?


Systemic lupus erythematosus 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 Systemic lupus erythematosus . We study 36,977 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 103 have Systemic lupus erythematosus. Find out below who they are, when they have Systemic lupus erythematosus and more.

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis (latest reports from 23,212 Systemic lupus erythematosus patients).

On Oct, 20, 2016

36,977 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin.
Among them, 103 people (0.28%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levaquin cause Systemic lupus erythematosus?

Time on Levaquin when people have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when taking Levaquin *:

  • female: 89.11 %
  • male: 10.89 %

Age of people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when taking Levaquin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 9.52 %
  • 30-39: 5.95 %
  • 40-49: 15.48 %
  • 50-59: 42.86 %
  • 60+: 26.19 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (34 people, 33.01%)
  • Osteoporosis (32 people, 31.07%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (11 people, 10.68%)
  • Breast Cancer (11 people, 10.68%)
  • Bone Pain (11 people, 10.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (50 people, 48.54%)
  • Vicodin (46 people, 44.66%)
  • Clindamycin (45 people, 43.69%)
  • Bextra (45 people, 43.69%)
  • Methotrexate (43 people, 41.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Oedema Peripheral (48 people, 46.60%)
  • Pain (46 people, 44.66%)
  • Fatigue (46 people, 44.66%)
  • Anaemia (43 people, 41.75%)
  • Osteoarthritis (41 people, 39.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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