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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Renal failure acute?

Summary: Renal failure acute could be caused by Levofloxacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Furosemide, and have Hypertension.

We study 5,417 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 199 have Renal failure acute. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure acute and more.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin (latest outcomes from 5,511 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in pneumonia.

Renal failure acute

Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 448,430 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, diabetes, pain, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 5,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 199 people (3.67%) have Renal Failure Acute. They amount to 0.04% of all the 448,135 people who have Renal Failure Acute on eHealthMe.

Trend of Renal failure acute in Levofloxacin reports

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Renal failure acute * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure acute97.30%2.70%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Renal failure acute when taking Levofloxacin * :

FemaleMale
Renal failure acute36.45%63.55%

Age of people who have Renal failure acute when taking Levofloxacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure acute0.00%0.00%0.48%4.33%6.25%7.69%12.98%68.27%

Severity of Renal failure acute when taking Levofloxacin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Renal failure acute ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (20 people, 10.05%)
  2. Pneumonia (19 people, 9.55%)
  3. Prophylaxis (14 people, 7.04%)
  4. Pain (14 people, 7.04%)
  5. Constipation (13 people, 6.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (40 people, 20.10%)
  2. Aspirin (28 people, 14.07%)
  3. Vancomycin (27 people, 13.57%)
  4. Digoxin (26 people, 13.07%)
  5. Lorazepam (24 people, 12.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I took the prednisone on 9/29/13 for 7 days and stopped as per my doctor said when I complained of leg pain. It got so severe I ended up in ER. Took pain meds till it was gone in 5 days. I could not walk on own.

    I took the Levofloxacin in January of this year for 7 days. My left leg started hurting in calf part on 6th day, lasted a few days. Then started behind my right knee, which lasted a few days. Now it is in crease of upper right leg and has been hurting for 3 days now but only when I try to walk. Very painful and have to hold on to something and walk very slow.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • was on drug for 7 days stomach problems started after 6th day. Have been off of drug for 3 days and still have stomach issues. Gas bloated diarrea

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