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Review: could Levaquin cause Systemic lupus erythematosus?

We study 27,823 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 99 have Systemic lupus erythematosus. Find out below who they are, when they have Systemic lupus erythematosus and more.

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Levaquin

Levaquin (latest outcomes from 28,763 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis.

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue) (latest reports from 42,801 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 27,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 99 people (0.36%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. They amount to 0.24% of all the 42,110 people who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Systemic lupus erythematosus in Levaquin reports

Time on Levaquin when people have Systemic lupus erythematosus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Systemic lupus erythematosus60.87%8.70%0.00%0.00%30.43%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Levaquin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Systemic lupus erythematosus0.00%0.00%0.00%9.64%6.02%16.87%42.17%25.30%

Severity of Systemic lupus erythematosus when taking Levaquin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Systemic lupus erythematosus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Systemic lupus erythematosus (33 people, 33.33%)
  2. Osteoporosis (32 people, 32.32%)
  3. Bone pain (11 people, 11.11%)
  4. Breast cancer (11 people, 11.11%)
  5. Thrombocytopenia (11 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (51 people, 51.52%)
  2. Vicodin (46 people, 46.46%)
  3. Clindamycin (45 people, 45.45%)
  4. Bextra (45 people, 45.45%)
  5. Methotrexate (42 people, 42.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • After taking Levaquin in 2001 i developed wide spread pain and a multitude of chronic issues.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • levaquin caused tendonitis that has not subsided post3 weeks

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Lupus, severe following 7 days on Avelox. Hospitalized for 28 days at two different hospitals before a diagnosis was made at Duke University hospital. Discharged and diagnosis was made a few days later, once all the test results were back. Rheumatoligist has been treating past eight months for Lupus, Prednisone, Plaqinel, and Cellcept max dosage 1500mg twice a day. Remains with kidney involvement, fatigue, and generalized weakness. High fevers at first and temp 94 as well after fever,anorexia, Weight loss of 30 pounds, extremely low B/P. hair loss, and many other symptoms.

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