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Review: could Levaquin cause Systemic lupus erythematosus?

Summary: 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 27,850 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 has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 28,791 Levaquin users)

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, crohn's disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 13,108 Systemic lupus erythematosus patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 27,850 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 99 people (0.36%) have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

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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