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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Hallucination?

Summary: Hallucination could be caused by Levofloxacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Acetaminophen, and have Aplastic anaemia.

We study 5,417 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin (latest outcomes from 5,507 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 166,354 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,423 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 167,610 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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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Mother suffers from hallucinations - takes Atenolol, Lisinopril and Lasix

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Do not take Actifed (pills) if you're under alprazolam treatment, especially if you're having a high dosis of the benzodiazepine (or if you're being treated for a long time). The psychiatric effects can be devastating and your anxiety disorder and/or depression can get much worse.
    Unentencionally (due to a very stressfull event) I increased my alprazolam intake and since I had a flue I also started the Actifed pills 3 times a day. After two weeks in a regular basis of 7,5 mg of alprazolam + 3 actifed pills a day I got a major breakdown with completly psychotic behaviour, a huge rage attack, agressivity towards loved ones and a completly "out of me" speech and actions. Also I had suicidal behaviour tendencies, which I didn't have for almost 10 years (since I have diagnosed depression)!
    After being assisted at the hospital the attending doctor recommended the immediate suspension of alprazolam intake to avoid further similar episodes.

    Please do be very carefull with drug interactions since they can change your life in a glimpse. Be safe & take care!

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