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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?

Summary: Hallucination is found among people who take Levofloxacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Acetaminophen, and have Aplastic anemia.

We study 5,449 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 has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 5,543 Levofloxacin users)

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 30,198 Hallucination patients)

On Mar, 7, 2015: 5,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 43 people (0.79%) have Hallucination.

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 (3 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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