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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Hallucination?

We study 5,429 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin (latest outcomes from 5,522 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in sinusitis.

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) (latest reports from 168,932 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 5,429 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 43 people (0.79%) have Hallucination. They amount to 0.03% of all the 167,060 people who have Hallucination on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hallucination in Levofloxacin reports

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Hallucination * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucination100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Levofloxacin * :

FemaleMale
Hallucination41.30%58.70%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Levofloxacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucination0.00%0.00%0.00%7.50%5.00%15.00%17.50%55.00%

Severity of Hallucination when taking Levofloxacin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hallucination ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Aplastic anaemia (3 people, 6.98%)
  2. Urinary tract infection (3 people, 6.98%)
  3. Bone marrow conditioning regimen (2 people, 4.65%)
  4. Pain (2 people, 4.65%)
  5. Pneumonia fungal (2 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Acetaminophen (8 people, 18.60%)
  2. Methylprednisolone (6 people, 13.95%)
  3. Lasix (5 people, 11.63%)
  4. Aspirin (5 people, 11.63%)
  5. Acyclovir (5 people, 11.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Shawn Hassig (2 years ago):

Male, 27 with Autism. Lives in USA on the west coast. May, 2012 Suffered cellulitis infection. Started on clindamycin for 7 days but switched to Levofloxacin. Within 3 days of taking Levofloxacin hallucinations started. Hallucinations stopped 24 hrs later after stopping medication but there still seems to be some neurological symptoms that have not gone away yet.
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