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Antibiotic Levaquin, Potentially Dangerous Side Effects
Potential Side Effects of Levaquin
Allergic Reaction side effects of Levaquin: rash, swelling of face and hands, respiratory distress and potential death.
If the patient is also allergic to other drugs which are used in treatment for bacterial infections, they are likely to also be allergic to Levaquin and should discuss their personal situation with their doctor before using.
Allergic reactions can occur very quickly - within 15 minutes of taking a drug, or the reaction may require days before appearing.
Levaquin is in the same class of antibiotics as Ciprofloxacin and Avelox.
Includes vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhea which ranges from mild to severe to fatal colitis.
Sleep Disruption & Headache
Clinical studies indicated that about 4% of individuals taking Levaquin experienced insomnia with 6% experiencing headache.
Muscle Tearing, Rupture of Achilles' Tendon
Swelling - including possible tearing and rupturing of the Achilles' tendon, particularly in older individuals, transplant patients and for individuals on certain medications. The risk of this side effect of Levaquin can occur six months after treatment ends.
Miscellaneous & Very Serious Side Effect Associated With Levaquin
- irreversible peripheral neuropathy
What is Levaquin?
An antibiotic used for treating infection.
Levaquin is also known as the name 'Levofloxacin'. It is generally prescribed by doctors for fighting bacterial infections in the body and has been widely used in the United States. It may be used for both internal and external treatment including infections related to the skin, urinary tract [including kidneys, bladder, cystitis, UTI's], pneumonia, acute bronchitis, diverticulitis, and bacterial issues related to the sinus cavity.
There are lawsuits accumulating over peripheral nerve damage due to Levaquin. If you are currently taking this medication, we advise that you meet with your doctor to discuss the risks of side-effects, some of which are permanent.
If you have experienced any of the above side-effects associated with this prescription drug, meet with your doctor to discuss personal treatment.