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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Foot, leg, and ankle swelling?

Summary: Foot, leg, and ankle swelling is reported only by a few people who take Levofloxacin.

We study 5,448 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling and more.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 5,542 Levofloxacin users)

Foot, leg, and ankle swelling

Foot, leg, and ankle swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypothyroidism. (latest reports from 1,420 Foot, leg, and ankle swelling patients)

On Feb, 3, 2015: 5,447 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 2 people (0.04%) have Foot, Leg, And Ankle Swelling.

Trend of Foot, leg, and ankle swelling in Levofloxacin reports

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling when taking Levofloxacin * :

FemaleMale
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling when taking Levofloxacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

Severity of Foot, leg, and ankle swelling when taking Levofloxacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Foot, leg, and ankle swelling ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetic coma (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Diabetic neuropathy (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Hypothyroidism postoperative (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Diabetic nephropathy (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. High blood cholesterol (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lyrica (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Gliclazide (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Irbesartan (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Lipitor (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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