Levaquin and Tumor flare - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Tumor flare is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Levaquin and have Tumor flare. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 53,413 people who have side effects when taking Levaquin from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Oct, 03, 2022

53,413 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin.
Among them, 8 people (0.01%) have Tumor flare.

What is Levaquin?

Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. eHealthMe is studying from 55,040 Levaquin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Tumor flare?

Tumor flare is found to be associated with 330 drugs and 178 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Levaquin and Tumor flare reports submitted per year:

Could Levaquin cause Tumor flare?

Time on Levaquin when people have Tumor flare *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Tumor flare when taking Levaquin *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Tumor flare when taking Levaquin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 16.67 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 83.33 %

Common drugs people take besides Levaquin *:

  1. Allopurinol: 6 people, 75.00%
  2. Revlimid: 6 people, 75.00%
  3. Synthroid: 4 people, 50.00%
  4. Acyclovir: 3 people, 37.50%
  5. Lisinopril: 3 people, 37.50%
  6. Ambien: 3 people, 37.50%
  7. Avapro: 3 people, 37.50%
  8. Medrol: 3 people, 37.50%
  9. Bumex: 3 people, 37.50%
  10. Lopressor: 3 people, 37.50%

Common side effects people have besides Tumor flare *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 3 people, 37.50%
  2. Hypophosphataemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of phosphate in the blood): 3 people, 37.50%
  3. Hypercalcaemia (elevated calcium (ca+) level in the blood): 3 people, 37.50%
  4. Diarrhea: 3 people, 37.50%
  5. Weakness: 2 people, 25.00%
  6. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 2 people, 25.00%
  7. Spinal Compression Fracture (fracture due to spinal compression on bone): 1 person, 12.50%
  8. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 1 person, 12.50%
  9. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 1 person, 12.50%
  10. Lung Consolidation (a condition whereby the lung tissues solidify because of the accumulation of solid and liquid material in the air spaces): 1 person, 12.50%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Constipation: 4 people, 50.00%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 2 people, 25.00%
  3. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)): 2 people, 25.00%
  4. Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath): 1 person, 12.50%
  5. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 1 person, 12.50%
  6. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 1 person, 12.50%
  7. Autism (a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts): 1 person, 12.50%
  8. Back Pain: 1 person, 12.50%
  9. Chloroma (green-coloured tumour): 1 person, 12.50%
  10. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1 person, 12.50%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Levaquin and have Tumor flare?

Check whether Tumor flare is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on levofloxacin (the active ingredients of Levaquin) and Levaquin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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