A study for a 70 year old woman who takes Levaquin - from FDA reports


5,230 females aged 70 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 70 year old female patient who has Pneumonia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 21, 2019

5,230 females aged 70 (±5) who take Levaquin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Levaquin for a 70-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 70
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Pneumonia
  • Drugs taken:
    • Levaquin (levofloxacin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Pain in extremity
  2. Joint pain
  3. Musculoskeletal pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Dizziness
  7. Rashes (redness)
  8. Headache (pain in head)
  9. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  10. Diarrhea
1 - 6 months:
  1. Tendon rupture (tear of tendon)
  2. Rotator cuff syndrome (a spectrum of conditions affecting the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder)
  3. Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
  4. Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
  5. Joint swelling
  6. Pain
  7. Joint pain
  8. Acute kidney failure
  9. Nausea and vomiting
  10. Colitis (inflammation of colon)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Cardiopulmonary failure (cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract)
  2. Treatment failure
  3. Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  4. Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
  5. Electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  6. Injury
  7. Stress and anxiety
  8. Gait disturbance
  9. Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
  10. Cardiotoxicity (damage to the heart muscle)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Rotator cuff syndrome (a spectrum of conditions affecting the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder)
  2. Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
  3. Joint pain
  4. Tendon rupture (tear of tendon)
  5. Musculoskeletal pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)
  6. Joint injury
  7. Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  8. Drug ineffective
  9. Plantar fasciitis (painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia)
  10. Dizziness
2 - 5 years:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Dental fistula
  4. Oral infection
  5. Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)
  6. Impaired healing
  7. Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)
  8. Abscess (pus)
  9. Large intestine perforation (hole in large intestine)
  10. Aseptic necrosis (the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Rotator cuff syndrome (a spectrum of conditions affecting the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder)
  2. Tendon rupture (tear of tendon)
  3. Pain
  4. Pain in extremity
  5. Plantar fasciitis (painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia)
  6. Burning sensation
  7. Swelling
  8. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  9. Joint swelling
  10. Tendon disorder (disease of tendon)
10+ years:
  1. Tenosynovitis (inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (called the synovium) that surrounds a tendon)
  2. Cardiogenic shock (inadequate circulation of blood)
  3. Synovial cyst (cyst of joint filled with synovial fluid)
  4. Hypovolaemic shock (shock caused by severe blood or fluid loss)
  5. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  6. Ventricular fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)
  7. Heart attack
  8. Tenosynovitis stenosans (a common disorder characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain)
  9. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
not specified:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Weakness
  4. Breathing difficulty
  5. Pain
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Stress and anxiety
  8. Fall
  9. Joint pain
  10. High blood pressure

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 406 people, 7.76%
  2. High Blood Pressure : 357 people, 6.83%
  3. Pain : 301 people, 5.76%
  4. Urinary Tract Infection : 262 people, 5.01%
  5. Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes): 228 people, 4.36%
  6. Preventive Health Care : 222 people, 4.24%
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 197 people, 3.77%
  8. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 185 people, 3.54%
  9. High Blood Cholesterol : 177 people, 3.38%
  10. Constipation : 155 people, 2.96%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix (430 people, 8.22%)
  2. Synthroid (390 people, 7.46%)
  3. Aspirin (360 people, 6.88%)
  4. Prilosec (318 people, 6.08%)
  5. Lipitor (314 people, 6.00%)
  6. Prednisone (302 people, 5.77%)
  7. Protonix (292 people, 5.58%)
  8. Nexium (285 people, 5.45%)
  9. Coumadin (280 people, 5.35%)
  10. Ambien (266 people, 5.09%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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