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Review: could Levaquin cause Vision - light sensitive (Photophobia)?





Summary: Vision - light sensitive is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Sinusitis.

We study 27,829 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have Vision - light sensitive. Find out below who they are, when they have Vision - light sensitive and more.

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Levaquin

Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (view latest outcomes from 28,770 users)

Vision - light sensitive

Vision - light sensitive (extreme sensitivity to light) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Vision - light sensitive 6,086 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 27,829 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin. Among them, 53 people (0.19%) have Vision - Light Sensitive.

Trend of Vision - light sensitive in Levaquin reports

Time on Levaquin when people have Vision - light sensitive * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vision - light sensitive100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Vision - light sensitive when taking Levaquin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vision - light sensitive0.00%0.00%11.63%6.98%13.95%30.23%13.95%23.26%

Severity of Vision - light sensitive when taking Levaquin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Vision - light sensitive ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sinusitis (11 people, 20.75%)
  2. Urinary tract infection (5 people, 9.43%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (4 people, 7.55%)
  4. Kidney infection (4 people, 7.55%)
  5. Staphylococcal infection (4 people, 7.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (8 people, 15.09%)
  2. Lisinopril (5 people, 9.43%)
  3. Pepcid (5 people, 9.43%)
  4. Lopressor (5 people, 9.43%)
  5. Plavix (5 people, 9.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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