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Comment from: PeeBee 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

Took Levofloxacin for 10 days. Developed severe tendonitis about 3 days in but that eventually (and luckily) waned. Also started to get digestive issues around the same time, off and on. This eventually led to full-on diagnosed Gastroparesis. Don't recommend taking this drug whatsoever, should be banned in the US! If your doctor prescribes it, get a different (non-fluoroquinolone) antibiotic!

Related Reading: gastroparesis

Comment from: PeeBee 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

Took Levofloxacin for 10 days. Developed severe tendonitis about 3 days in but that eventually (and luckily) waned. Also started to get digestive issues around the same time, off and on. This eventually led to full-on diagnosed Gastroparesis. Don't recommend taking this drug whatsoever, should be banned in the US! If your doctor prescribes it, get a different (non-fluoroquinolone) antibiotic!

Related Reading: gastroparesis

Comment from: Alan 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 19

Bad Sinus Infection, after first dose, I lost my hearing totally in Left ear. It's been 3years and I am still profoundly deaf in one ear.

Related Reading: sinus infection

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Comment from: PeeBee 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

Took Levofloxacin for 10 days. Developed severe tendonitis about 3 days in but that eventually (and luckily) waned. Also started to get digestive issues around the same time, off and on. This eventually led to full-on diagnosed Gastroparesis. Don't recommend taking this drug whatsoever, should be banned in the US! If your doctor prescribes it, get a different (non-fluoroquinolone) antibiotic!

Related Reading: gastroparesis

Comment from: Alan 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 19

Bad Sinus Infection, after first dose, I lost my hearing totally in Left ear. It's been 3years and I am still profoundly deaf in one ear.

Related Reading: sinus infection

Comment from: Sewcat 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 18

Went to immediate care with a low fever and was diagnosed with possibly urinary tract and bronchitis Took one pill and had diarrhea off and on now for over a week. Now am waiting results of a stool sample. This pill is overkill and side effects are too severe

Related Reading: fever | diarrhea

Comment from: PeeBee 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

Took Levofloxacin for 10 days. Developed severe tendonitis about 3 days in but that eventually (and luckily) waned. Also started to get digestive issues around the same time, off and on. This eventually led to full-on diagnosed Gastroparesis. Don't recommend taking this drug whatsoever, should be banned in the US! If your doctor prescribes it, get a different (non-fluoroquinolone) antibiotic!

Related Reading: gastroparesis

Comment from: Alan 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 19

Bad Sinus Infection, after first dose, I lost my hearing totally in Left ear. It's been 3years and I am still profoundly deaf in one ear.

Related Reading: sinus infection

Comment from: Sewcat 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 18

Went to immediate care with a low fever and was diagnosed with possibly urinary tract and bronchitis Took one pill and had diarrhea off and on now for over a week. Now am waiting results of a stool sample. This pill is overkill and side effects are too severe

Related Reading: fever | diarrhea

Comment from: Jacquelyn Boyd 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 04

Don't ever take this medicine! The last day of my medicine I developed tendinitis 10 days later I ruptured my Achilles tendon no fall twist just a normal step and SNAP! 10 days after that I had surgery to reattach my tendon. I've been and physical therapy for A little over 2 months. Along the way I notice some knee discomfort which is something I've never had problems with. I still have leg discomfort. This is vert DANGEROUS DRUG you have to be dyeing with something no other antibiotics can fix. I was 3 weeks out of pneumonia and my doctor said well lets try one more antibiotics to make sure. I said I feel pretty good getting strong but if you say so OK. Now I don't know when I'll be back to my normal. VERY PHYSICALLY ACTIVE & WAS PHYSICALLY FIT. IM A MESS NOW!

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Comment from: PeeBee 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

Took Levofloxacin for 10 days. Developed severe tendonitis about 3 days in but that eventually (and luckily) waned. Also started to get digestive issues around the same time, off and on. This eventually led to full-on diagnosed Gastroparesis. Don't recommend taking this drug whatsoever, should be banned in the US! If your doctor prescribes it, get a different (non-fluoroquinolone) antibiotic!

Related Reading: gastroparesis

Comment from: Alan 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 19

Bad Sinus Infection, after first dose, I lost my hearing totally in Left ear. It's been 3years and I am still profoundly deaf in one ear.

Related Reading: sinus infection

Comment from: Sewcat 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 18

Went to immediate care with a low fever and was diagnosed with possibly urinary tract and bronchitis Took one pill and had diarrhea off and on now for over a week. Now am waiting results of a stool sample. This pill is overkill and side effects are too severe

Related Reading: fever | diarrhea

Comment from: Jacquelyn Boyd 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 04

Don't ever take this medicine! The last day of my medicine I developed tendinitis 10 days later I ruptured my Achilles tendon no fall twist just a normal step and SNAP! 10 days after that I had surgery to reattach my tendon. I've been and physical therapy for A little over 2 months. Along the way I notice some knee discomfort which is something I've never had problems with. I still have leg discomfort. This is vert DANGEROUS DRUG you have to be dyeing with something no other antibiotics can fix. I was 3 weeks out of pneumonia and my doctor said well lets try one more antibiotics to make sure. I said I feel pretty good getting strong but if you say so OK. Now I don't know when I'll be back to my normal. VERY PHYSICALLY ACTIVE & WAS PHYSICALLY FIT. IM A MESS NOW!

Related Reading: pneumonia

Comment from: Levaquin Rash 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 27

ER doc prescribed this for my diverticulitis. Two doses left me with huge welts on my face, neck, & back. Read the warnings that came with it & was worried, then read reviews & was horrified. Ask your physician for something else!

Related Reading: diverticulitis

Comment from: PeeBee 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

Took Levofloxacin for 10 days. Developed severe tendonitis about 3 days in but that eventually (and luckily) waned. Also started to get digestive issues around the same time, off and on. This eventually led to full-on diagnosed Gastroparesis. Don't recommend taking this drug whatsoever, should be banned in the US! If your doctor prescribes it, get a different (non-fluoroquinolone) antibiotic!

Related Reading: gastroparesis

Comment from: Alan 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 19

Bad Sinus Infection, after first dose, I lost my hearing totally in Left ear. It's been 3years and I am still profoundly deaf in one ear.

Related Reading: sinus infection

Comment from: Sewcat 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 18

Went to immediate care with a low fever and was diagnosed with possibly urinary tract and bronchitis Took one pill and had diarrhea off and on now for over a week. Now am waiting results of a stool sample. This pill is overkill and side effects are too severe

Related Reading: fever | diarrhea

Comment from: Jacquelyn Boyd 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 04

Don't ever take this medicine! The last day of my medicine I developed tendinitis 10 days later I ruptured my Achilles tendon no fall twist just a normal step and SNAP! 10 days after that I had surgery to reattach my tendon. I've been and physical therapy for A little over 2 months. Along the way I notice some knee discomfort which is something I've never had problems with. I still have leg discomfort. This is vert DANGEROUS DRUG you have to be dyeing with something no other antibiotics can fix. I was 3 weeks out of pneumonia and my doctor said well lets try one more antibiotics to make sure. I said I feel pretty good getting strong but if you say so OK. Now I don't know when I'll be back to my normal. VERY PHYSICALLY ACTIVE & WAS PHYSICALLY FIT. IM A MESS NOW!

Related Reading: pneumonia

Comment from: Levaquin Rash 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 27

ER doc prescribed this for my diverticulitis. Two doses left me with huge welts on my face, neck, & back. Read the warnings that came with it & was worried, then read reviews & was horrified. Ask your physician for something else!

Related Reading: diverticulitis

Comment from: Nelliesvt 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 11

I was prescribed 5 doses of 250 mg. Only took 2 doses and i have had massive headaches all over my head, unbearable sinus pressure and tendon pain. I havent taken in 5 days and headaches are not going away. I never get headaches and feel like my head is going to explode. It also threw me into a seizure and severe shaking. Do not take this!

Related Reading: seizure

Comment from: PeeBee 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

Took Levofloxacin for 10 days. Developed severe tendonitis about 3 days in but that eventually (and luckily) waned. Also started to get digestive issues around the same time, off and on. This eventually led to full-on diagnosed Gastroparesis. Don't recommend taking this drug whatsoever, should be banned in the US! If your doctor prescribes it, get a different (non-fluoroquinolone) antibiotic!

Related Reading: gastroparesis

Comment from: Alan 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 19

Bad Sinus Infection, after first dose, I lost my hearing totally in Left ear. It's been 3years and I am still profoundly deaf in one ear.

Related Reading: sinus infection

Comment from: Sewcat 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 18

Went to immediate care with a low fever and was diagnosed with possibly urinary tract and bronchitis Took one pill and had diarrhea off and on now for over a week. Now am waiting results of a stool sample. This pill is overkill and side effects are too severe

Related Reading: fever | diarrhea

Comment from: Jacquelyn Boyd 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 04

Don't ever take this medicine! The last day of my medicine I developed tendinitis 10 days later I ruptured my Achilles tendon no fall twist just a normal step and SNAP! 10 days after that I had surgery to reattach my tendon. I've been and physical therapy for A little over 2 months. Along the way I notice some knee discomfort which is something I've never had problems with. I still have leg discomfort. This is vert DANGEROUS DRUG you have to be dyeing with something no other antibiotics can fix. I was 3 weeks out of pneumonia and my doctor said well lets try one more antibiotics to make sure. I said I feel pretty good getting strong but if you say so OK. Now I don't know when I'll be back to my normal. VERY PHYSICALLY ACTIVE & WAS PHYSICALLY FIT. IM A MESS NOW!

Related Reading: pneumonia

Comment from: Levaquin Rash 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 27

ER doc prescribed this for my diverticulitis. Two doses left me with huge welts on my face, neck, & back. Read the warnings that came with it & was worried, then read reviews & was horrified. Ask your physician for something else!

Related Reading: diverticulitis

Comment from: Nelliesvt 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 11

I was prescribed 5 doses of 250 mg. Only took 2 doses and i have had massive headaches all over my head, unbearable sinus pressure and tendon pain. I havent taken in 5 days and headaches are not going away. I never get headaches and feel like my head is going to explode. It also threw me into a seizure and severe shaking. Do not take this!

Related Reading: seizure

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 08

7 day treatment only took 5 .my knees hurt so bad can barely walk ..i do not recommend this drug to anyone..been 3 weeks off drug still same effect.

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Comment from: PeeBee 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

Took Levofloxacin for 10 days. Developed severe tendonitis about 3 days in but that eventually (and luckily) waned. Also started to get digestive issues around the same time, off and on. This eventually led to full-on diagnosed Gastroparesis. Don't recommend taking this drug whatsoever, should be banned in the US! If your doctor prescribes it, get a different (non-fluoroquinolone) antibiotic!

Related Reading: gastroparesis

Comment from: Alan 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 19

Bad Sinus Infection, after first dose, I lost my hearing totally in Left ear. It's been 3years and I am still profoundly deaf in one ear.

Related Reading: sinus infection

Comment from: Sewcat 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 18

Went to immediate care with a low fever and was diagnosed with possibly urinary tract and bronchitis Took one pill and had diarrhea off and on now for over a week. Now am waiting results of a stool sample. This pill is overkill and side effects are too severe

Related Reading: fever | diarrhea

Comment from: Jacquelyn Boyd 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 04

Don't ever take this medicine! The last day of my medicine I developed tendinitis 10 days later I ruptured my Achilles tendon no fall twist just a normal step and SNAP! 10 days after that I had surgery to reattach my tendon. I've been and physical therapy for A little over 2 months. Along the way I notice some knee discomfort which is something I've never had problems with. I still have leg discomfort. This is vert DANGEROUS DRUG you have to be dyeing with something no other antibiotics can fix. I was 3 weeks out of pneumonia and my doctor said well lets try one more antibiotics to make sure. I said I feel pretty good getting strong but if you say so OK. Now I don't know when I'll be back to my normal. VERY PHYSICALLY ACTIVE & WAS PHYSICALLY FIT. IM A MESS NOW!

Related Reading: pneumonia

Comment from: Levaquin Rash 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 27

ER doc prescribed this for my diverticulitis. Two doses left me with huge welts on my face, neck, & back. Read the warnings that came with it & was worried, then read reviews & was horrified. Ask your physician for something else!

Related Reading: diverticulitis

Comment from: Nelliesvt 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 11

I was prescribed 5 doses of 250 mg. Only took 2 doses and i have had massive headaches all over my head, unbearable sinus pressure and tendon pain. I havent taken in 5 days and headaches are not going away. I never get headaches and feel like my head is going to explode. It also threw me into a seizure and severe shaking. Do not take this!

Related Reading: seizure

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 08

7 day treatment only took 5 .my knees hurt so bad can barely walk ..i do not recommend this drug to anyone..been 3 weeks off drug still same effect.

Related Reading: treatment

Comment from: Shell 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 06

I took my first Levaquin pill and 4 hours in, I had sever muscle pain in my left arm. I then read all the warnings about Levaquin. Two days after taking just one pill, the pain has spread throughout my whole body, the worst of it being in my low back and legs, similar to Sciatica. I have painful headache and constant ringing in my ears. I canâ??t sleep and I am afraid to take any pain killers or sleep aids as I am terrified it will make my condition worst. I pray that I do not have long term side effects like prior reviews I have read. I took one pill and stopped and two days later the pain is getting worst! Never never never take Levaquin. This stuff is poison!

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 31

I was prescribed Levaquin in the ER for pneumonia since I am allergic to penicillin. I filled the prescription, then read about all the possible side effects and read all the negative reviews. I was terrified to take it, but I knew I had to. Within one day I felt better. After three days I knew it was working as advertised. I took the full 10 day course as prescribed with no problems. I�m very grateful to have found an antibiotic that worked for me. I don�t discount the reports of side effects, but not everyone experiences them.

Related Reading: levaquin | pneumonia

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 31

I was prescribed Levaquin in the ER for pneumonia since I am allergic to penicillin. I filled the prescription, then read about all the possible side effects and read all the negative reviews. I was terrified to take it, but I knew I had to. Within one day I felt better. After three days I knew it was working as advertised. I took the full 10 day course as prescribed with no problems. I�m very grateful to have found an antibiotic that worked for me. I don�t discount the reports of side effects, but not everyone experiences them.

Related Reading: levaquin | pneumonia

Comment from: Emarie521 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 14

I promised myself I would write a detailed review once I finished the course of antibiotics. I tried Omnicef first which I was allergic to then I took a ZPack which wasn’t strong enough to knock it out of me so my dr prescribed me levoFLOXacin 750mg for 7 days. I’m am one of those ppl who read all the reviews and scare the crap outta myself so this was no different. All the reviews had given me a massive panic attack after the first dose. Here’s my experience. I did have crazy insomnia I couldn’t sleep without 50mg of Benedryl I also had loss of appetite and very mild anxiety attacks but this all resolved after the medicine was finished. My dr told me I could stop after 5 days bc I was clear! I will say none of this side effects outweighs the benefits. In my experience if a medicine works for you then you probably won’t be on the internet reviewing it so 80% of these ppl had a bad experience but no one tells you the good news is that it works and just listen to your dr and your body.

Related Reading: omnicef | insomnia | anxiety

SLIDESHOW

Fungal Skin Infections: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 31

I was prescribed Levaquin in the ER for pneumonia since I am allergic to penicillin. I filled the prescription, then read about all the possible side effects and read all the negative reviews. I was terrified to take it, but I knew I had to. Within one day I felt better. After three days I knew it was working as advertised. I took the full 10 day course as prescribed with no problems. I�m very grateful to have found an antibiotic that worked for me. I don�t discount the reports of side effects, but not everyone experiences them.

Related Reading: levaquin | pneumonia

Comment from: Emarie521 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 14

I promised myself I would write a detailed review once I finished the course of antibiotics. I tried Omnicef first which I was allergic to then I took a ZPack which wasn’t strong enough to knock it out of me so my dr prescribed me levoFLOXacin 750mg for 7 days. I’m am one of those ppl who read all the reviews and scare the crap outta myself so this was no different. All the reviews had given me a massive panic attack after the first dose. Here’s my experience. I did have crazy insomnia I couldn’t sleep without 50mg of Benedryl I also had loss of appetite and very mild anxiety attacks but this all resolved after the medicine was finished. My dr told me I could stop after 5 days bc I was clear! I will say none of this side effects outweighs the benefits. In my experience if a medicine works for you then you probably won’t be on the internet reviewing it so 80% of these ppl had a bad experience but no one tells you the good news is that it works and just listen to your dr and your body.

Related Reading: omnicef | insomnia | anxiety

Comment from: choosey 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 24

Treated for a boil after culture of drainage indicated a species resistant to most antiobiotics. Before the culture I was given Augmentin but this was stopped after the culture due to resistance to this medication. Started on Levaquin and after first dose of 500mg., I was extremely shaky, anxious, and my legs felt like they were in a vice and numb.I could hardly walk. I am very sensitive and allergic to medications so my doctor started Ceftin. I am on my third day and so far not too many side effects. Levaquin is horrible, should be taken off the market, and I would not advise anyone to take it.

Related Reading: augmentin | levaquin | ceftin

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 31

I was prescribed Levaquin in the ER for pneumonia since I am allergic to penicillin. I filled the prescription, then read about all the possible side effects and read all the negative reviews. I was terrified to take it, but I knew I had to. Within one day I felt better. After three days I knew it was working as advertised. I took the full 10 day course as prescribed with no problems. I�m very grateful to have found an antibiotic that worked for me. I don�t discount the reports of side effects, but not everyone experiences them.

Related Reading: levaquin | pneumonia

Comment from: Emarie521 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 14

I promised myself I would write a detailed review once I finished the course of antibiotics. I tried Omnicef first which I was allergic to then I took a ZPack which wasn’t strong enough to knock it out of me so my dr prescribed me levoFLOXacin 750mg for 7 days. I’m am one of those ppl who read all the reviews and scare the crap outta myself so this was no different. All the reviews had given me a massive panic attack after the first dose. Here’s my experience. I did have crazy insomnia I couldn’t sleep without 50mg of Benedryl I also had loss of appetite and very mild anxiety attacks but this all resolved after the medicine was finished. My dr told me I could stop after 5 days bc I was clear! I will say none of this side effects outweighs the benefits. In my experience if a medicine works for you then you probably won’t be on the internet reviewing it so 80% of these ppl had a bad experience but no one tells you the good news is that it works and just listen to your dr and your body.

Related Reading: omnicef | insomnia | anxiety

Comment from: choosey 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 24

Treated for a boil after culture of drainage indicated a species resistant to most antiobiotics. Before the culture I was given Augmentin but this was stopped after the culture due to resistance to this medication. Started on Levaquin and after first dose of 500mg., I was extremely shaky, anxious, and my legs felt like they were in a vice and numb.I could hardly walk. I am very sensitive and allergic to medications so my doctor started Ceftin. I am on my third day and so far not too many side effects. Levaquin is horrible, should be taken off the market, and I would not advise anyone to take it.

Related Reading: augmentin | levaquin | ceftin

Comment from: Mary Coleman 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was admitted in the hospital after an ER visit. I had severe infection due to complications from a kidney stone. I was given Levaquin first intravenously then 5 days at home orally. I had horrible side effects, chest pain, anxiety, headache, all my muscles aching, and severely tendon pain! I again went to the ER with these symptoms after I read about the side effects. Itâ??s been about 6 weeks and I still have a lot of the symptoms still! I keep hoping the pain will gradually subside with no further damage, but after reading these reviews now Iâ??m very concerned. My chest pain did go away, but I still have horrible pain in my joints. My ankles feel like theyâ??ve been scraped raw and arenâ??t getting better. Same with my wrist, they always hurt. I had bi-lateral total knee replacement in 2016, and the pain in and around my knees are almost as bad as after the surgery. This medication doesnâ??t effect everyone this way, however, when it does cause side effects they are very serious and obviously in some cases do not go away. It needs to be taken off of the market ASAP. I keep praying for relief soon!

Related Reading: kidney | levaquin | chest pain

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 31

I was prescribed Levaquin in the ER for pneumonia since I am allergic to penicillin. I filled the prescription, then read about all the possible side effects and read all the negative reviews. I was terrified to take it, but I knew I had to. Within one day I felt better. After three days I knew it was working as advertised. I took the full 10 day course as prescribed with no problems. I�m very grateful to have found an antibiotic that worked for me. I don�t discount the reports of side effects, but not everyone experiences them.

Related Reading: levaquin | pneumonia

Comment from: Emarie521 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 14

I promised myself I would write a detailed review once I finished the course of antibiotics. I tried Omnicef first which I was allergic to then I took a ZPack which wasn’t strong enough to knock it out of me so my dr prescribed me levoFLOXacin 750mg for 7 days. I’m am one of those ppl who read all the reviews and scare the crap outta myself so this was no different. All the reviews had given me a massive panic attack after the first dose. Here’s my experience. I did have crazy insomnia I couldn’t sleep without 50mg of Benedryl I also had loss of appetite and very mild anxiety attacks but this all resolved after the medicine was finished. My dr told me I could stop after 5 days bc I was clear! I will say none of this side effects outweighs the benefits. In my experience if a medicine works for you then you probably won’t be on the internet reviewing it so 80% of these ppl had a bad experience but no one tells you the good news is that it works and just listen to your dr and your body.

Related Reading: omnicef | insomnia | anxiety

Comment from: choosey 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 24

Treated for a boil after culture of drainage indicated a species resistant to most antiobiotics. Before the culture I was given Augmentin but this was stopped after the culture due to resistance to this medication. Started on Levaquin and after first dose of 500mg., I was extremely shaky, anxious, and my legs felt like they were in a vice and numb.I could hardly walk. I am very sensitive and allergic to medications so my doctor started Ceftin. I am on my third day and so far not too many side effects. Levaquin is horrible, should be taken off the market, and I would not advise anyone to take it.

Related Reading: augmentin | levaquin | ceftin

Comment from: Mary Coleman 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was admitted in the hospital after an ER visit. I had severe infection due to complications from a kidney stone. I was given Levaquin first intravenously then 5 days at home orally. I had horrible side effects, chest pain, anxiety, headache, all my muscles aching, and severely tendon pain! I again went to the ER with these symptoms after I read about the side effects. Itâ??s been about 6 weeks and I still have a lot of the symptoms still! I keep hoping the pain will gradually subside with no further damage, but after reading these reviews now Iâ??m very concerned. My chest pain did go away, but I still have horrible pain in my joints. My ankles feel like theyâ??ve been scraped raw and arenâ??t getting better. Same with my wrist, they always hurt. I had bi-lateral total knee replacement in 2016, and the pain in and around my knees are almost as bad as after the surgery. This medication doesnâ??t effect everyone this way, however, when it does cause side effects they are very serious and obviously in some cases do not go away. It needs to be taken off of the market ASAP. I keep praying for relief soon!

Related Reading: kidney | levaquin | chest pain

Comment from: Me 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Any doctor that prescribes this drug should go to jail on their way to hell. I took one dose and was awake and alert for 72 hours. Itchy, tingly skin, constipated, and knee pain. I hope my message is heard clearly. I will use every social media platform to be heard. Hold on its coming.

Related Reading: knee pain

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 31

I was prescribed Levaquin in the ER for pneumonia since I am allergic to penicillin. I filled the prescription, then read about all the possible side effects and read all the negative reviews. I was terrified to take it, but I knew I had to. Within one day I felt better. After three days I knew it was working as advertised. I took the full 10 day course as prescribed with no problems. I�m very grateful to have found an antibiotic that worked for me. I don�t discount the reports of side effects, but not everyone experiences them.

Related Reading: levaquin | pneumonia

Comment from: Emarie521 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 14

I promised myself I would write a detailed review once I finished the course of antibiotics. I tried Omnicef first which I was allergic to then I took a ZPack which wasn’t strong enough to knock it out of me so my dr prescribed me levoFLOXacin 750mg for 7 days. I’m am one of those ppl who read all the reviews and scare the crap outta myself so this was no different. All the reviews had given me a massive panic attack after the first dose. Here’s my experience. I did have crazy insomnia I couldn’t sleep without 50mg of Benedryl I also had loss of appetite and very mild anxiety attacks but this all resolved after the medicine was finished. My dr told me I could stop after 5 days bc I was clear! I will say none of this side effects outweighs the benefits. In my experience if a medicine works for you then you probably won’t be on the internet reviewing it so 80% of these ppl had a bad experience but no one tells you the good news is that it works and just listen to your dr and your body.

Related Reading: omnicef | insomnia | anxiety

Comment from: choosey 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 24

Treated for a boil after culture of drainage indicated a species resistant to most antiobiotics. Before the culture I was given Augmentin but this was stopped after the culture due to resistance to this medication. Started on Levaquin and after first dose of 500mg., I was extremely shaky, anxious, and my legs felt like they were in a vice and numb.I could hardly walk. I am very sensitive and allergic to medications so my doctor started Ceftin. I am on my third day and so far not too many side effects. Levaquin is horrible, should be taken off the market, and I would not advise anyone to take it.

Related Reading: augmentin | levaquin | ceftin

Comment from: Mary Coleman 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was admitted in the hospital after an ER visit. I had severe infection due to complications from a kidney stone. I was given Levaquin first intravenously then 5 days at home orally. I had horrible side effects, chest pain, anxiety, headache, all my muscles aching, and severely tendon pain! I again went to the ER with these symptoms after I read about the side effects. Itâ??s been about 6 weeks and I still have a lot of the symptoms still! I keep hoping the pain will gradually subside with no further damage, but after reading these reviews now Iâ??m very concerned. My chest pain did go away, but I still have horrible pain in my joints. My ankles feel like theyâ??ve been scraped raw and arenâ??t getting better. Same with my wrist, they always hurt. I had bi-lateral total knee replacement in 2016, and the pain in and around my knees are almost as bad as after the surgery. This medication doesnâ??t effect everyone this way, however, when it does cause side effects they are very serious and obviously in some cases do not go away. It needs to be taken off of the market ASAP. I keep praying for relief soon!

Related Reading: kidney | levaquin | chest pain

Comment from: Me 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 18

Any doctor that prescribes this drug should go to jail on their way to hell. I took one dose and was awake and alert for 72 hours. Itchy, tingly skin, constipated, and knee pain. I hope my message is heard clearly. I will use every social media platform to be heard. Hold on its coming.

Related Reading: knee pain

Comment from: Elle 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 30

I was given this for a bacterial infection in my lung(possible). I now have pain and ache in my arms. over 2 months now, do not take this drug unless you have the plague

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Comment from: carolc 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 31

I contracted pleurisy two years ago and was given this drug. It took care of the infection, but I was left with intense pain in my knees and other joints. I could not walk easily or take the stairs. I have been tested for arthritis and other ailments. I tell my doctors that this was not a problem until I took this drug. I am getting better, but it's a long journey. Thank goodness, my husband can take care of me, otherwise I would be in a rest home.

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Comment from: carolc 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 31

I contracted pleurisy two years ago and was given this drug. It took care of the infection, but I was left with intense pain in my knees and other joints. I could not walk easily or take the stairs. I have been tested for arthritis and other ailments. I tell my doctors that this was not a problem until I took this drug. I am getting better, but it's a long journey. Thank goodness, my husband can take care of me, otherwise I would be in a rest home.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 21

Just 3 days into taking Levaquin, I tore a tendon in my right wrist. Within a week, I could barely walk from a pulled Achilles tendon in my right foot. Then both elbows and my right knee. Then my left Achilles tendon. I developed a cyst in my left hand, fast heartbeat, dizziness, bouts of temporary vision loss, nightmares and panic attacks.The burning pain that wracked my body made me feel like I was dying. I had no idea what was going on. Turns out Levaquin has a black box warning and all my symptoms were listed. It's been two

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Comment from: carolc 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 31

I contracted pleurisy two years ago and was given this drug. It took care of the infection, but I was left with intense pain in my knees and other joints. I could not walk easily or take the stairs. I have been tested for arthritis and other ailments. I tell my doctors that this was not a problem until I took this drug. I am getting better, but it's a long journey. Thank goodness, my husband can take care of me, otherwise I would be in a rest home.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 21

Just 3 days into taking Levaquin, I tore a tendon in my right wrist. Within a week, I could barely walk from a pulled Achilles tendon in my right foot. Then both elbows and my right knee. Then my left Achilles tendon. I developed a cyst in my left hand, fast heartbeat, dizziness, bouts of temporary vision loss, nightmares and panic attacks.The burning pain that wracked my body made me feel like I was dying. I had no idea what was going on. Turns out Levaquin has a black box warning and all my symptoms were listed. It's been two

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Comment from: bitterly floxed 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 25

In early October 2017 I was a healthy 18 year old girl with a bright future ahead of me. Then I was given levaquin for a sinus infection. Now it is late April 2018 and I am a severely disabled 19 year old girl with no future to speak of. This drug and other fluoroquinolones are poison. Poison that strikes quickly and without mercy. All it took was 7 pills to ruin my life. I spend every waking moment in extreme pain. My worst days pre-poison are leagues better than my best days post-poison. I'm in pain to the point where it keeps me from sleeping at night. I need a stairlift just to get to the second floor of my house. I'm confined to a wheelchair outside of my house. I have extreme nerve pain, fatigue, migraines, tendonitis, brain fog... I once had to go to the ER twice in a week. I think I have too many symptoms to even fit in this box! So I'll keep it short- this is a failed chemotherapy drug. This drug was used to combat anthrax in the gulf war. There's an FDA black box warning on this drug, saying it is only to be used in dire situations. I was not informed of any of this. It's too late for me. But if I could save someone from taking this watered-down cyanide, that would be enough. Please, I'm begging you, stay far away from levaquin and all fluoroquinolones. Seek other options. If your doctor keeps hounding you to take it, seek other doctors! Research. Study. Please, consider these lifelong symptoms and ponder if this is really the best option. If you absolutely MUST take it, try to take as little as possible. 7 pills destroyed me. For many others it takes less. Please... you don't know how good you have it until it's gone.

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Comment from: carolc 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 31

I contracted pleurisy two years ago and was given this drug. It took care of the infection, but I was left with intense pain in my knees and other joints. I could not walk easily or take the stairs. I have been tested for arthritis and other ailments. I tell my doctors that this was not a problem until I took this drug. I am getting better, but it's a long journey. Thank goodness, my husband can take care of me, otherwise I would be in a rest home.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 21

Just 3 days into taking Levaquin, I tore a tendon in my right wrist. Within a week, I could barely walk from a pulled Achilles tendon in my right foot. Then both elbows and my right knee. Then my left Achilles tendon. I developed a cyst in my left hand, fast heartbeat, dizziness, bouts of temporary vision loss, nightmares and panic attacks.The burning pain that wracked my body made me feel like I was dying. I had no idea what was going on. Turns out Levaquin has a black box warning and all my symptoms were listed. It's been two

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Comment from: bitterly floxed 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 25

In early October 2017 I was a healthy 18 year old girl with a bright future ahead of me. Then I was given levaquin for a sinus infection. Now it is late April 2018 and I am a severely disabled 19 year old girl with no future to speak of. This drug and other fluoroquinolones are poison. Poison that strikes quickly and without mercy. All it took was 7 pills to ruin my life. I spend every waking moment in extreme pain. My worst days pre-poison are leagues better than my best days post-poison. I'm in pain to the point where it keeps me from sleeping at night. I need a stairlift just to get to the second floor of my house. I'm confined to a wheelchair outside of my house. I have extreme nerve pain, fatigue, migraines, tendonitis, brain fog... I once had to go to the ER twice in a week. I think I have too many symptoms to even fit in this box! So I'll keep it short- this is a failed chemotherapy drug. This drug was used to combat anthrax in the gulf war. There's an FDA black box warning on this drug, saying it is only to be used in dire situations. I was not informed of any of this. It's too late for me. But if I could save someone from taking this watered-down cyanide, that would be enough. Please, I'm begging you, stay far away from levaquin and all fluoroquinolones. Seek other options. If your doctor keeps hounding you to take it, seek other doctors! Research. Study. Please, consider these lifelong symptoms and ponder if this is really the best option. If you absolutely MUST take it, try to take as little as possible. 7 pills destroyed me. For many others it takes less. Please... you don't know how good you have it until it's gone.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 25

I was prescribed Levofloxacin 750 mg tablets for 7 days for bacterial pneumonia. I started taking the drug on a Friday and it is now Sunday. I haven't slept since I started taking this drug. After reading the reviews on here I plan to stop taking this drug immediately and have my doctor put me Azithromycin. It seems much more tolerated without all the side effects.

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Comment from: carolc 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 31

I contracted pleurisy two years ago and was given this drug. It took care of the infection, but I was left with intense pain in my knees and other joints. I could not walk easily or take the stairs. I have been tested for arthritis and other ailments. I tell my doctors that this was not a problem until I took this drug. I am getting better, but it's a long journey. Thank goodness, my husband can take care of me, otherwise I would be in a rest home.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 21

Just 3 days into taking Levaquin, I tore a tendon in my right wrist. Within a week, I could barely walk from a pulled Achilles tendon in my right foot. Then both elbows and my right knee. Then my left Achilles tendon. I developed a cyst in my left hand, fast heartbeat, dizziness, bouts of temporary vision loss, nightmares and panic attacks.The burning pain that wracked my body made me feel like I was dying. I had no idea what was going on. Turns out Levaquin has a black box warning and all my symptoms were listed. It's been two

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Comment from: bitterly floxed 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 25

In early October 2017 I was a healthy 18 year old girl with a bright future ahead of me. Then I was given levaquin for a sinus infection. Now it is late April 2018 and I am a severely disabled 19 year old girl with no future to speak of. This drug and other fluoroquinolones are poison. Poison that strikes quickly and without mercy. All it took was 7 pills to ruin my life. I spend every waking moment in extreme pain. My worst days pre-poison are leagues better than my best days post-poison. I'm in pain to the point where it keeps me from sleeping at night. I need a stairlift just to get to the second floor of my house. I'm confined to a wheelchair outside of my house. I have extreme nerve pain, fatigue, migraines, tendonitis, brain fog... I once had to go to the ER twice in a week. I think I have too many symptoms to even fit in this box! So I'll keep it short- this is a failed chemotherapy drug. This drug was used to combat anthrax in the gulf war. There's an FDA black box warning on this drug, saying it is only to be used in dire situations. I was not informed of any of this. It's too late for me. But if I could save someone from taking this watered-down cyanide, that would be enough. Please, I'm begging you, stay far away from levaquin and all fluoroquinolones. Seek other options. If your doctor keeps hounding you to take it, seek other doctors! Research. Study. Please, consider these lifelong symptoms and ponder if this is really the best option. If you absolutely MUST take it, try to take as little as possible. 7 pills destroyed me. For many others it takes less. Please... you don't know how good you have it until it's gone.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 25

I was prescribed Levofloxacin 750 mg tablets for 7 days for bacterial pneumonia. I started taking the drug on a Friday and it is now Sunday. I haven't slept since I started taking this drug. After reading the reviews on here I plan to stop taking this drug immediately and have my doctor put me Azithromycin. It seems much more tolerated without all the side effects.

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Comment from: Merrykay 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 13

Urologist prescribed drug for a complicated UTI caused by Ecoli. Took one pill and threw up. Was sick for 2 days with nausea, overall body aches, insomnia and anxiety. I regret taking even the 1 pill. I resisted using the drug initially when Dr. suggested it but I was so sick and went along with her recommendation as she told me it would be a "good fit" for my UTI. I called to chew her out the next day when I had enough strength to do so. Needless to say, I started a different regimen to treat the UTI successfully by going to an infusion center for intravenous Rocephin which is what I had initially asked her to do.

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Comment from: carolc 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 31

I contracted pleurisy two years ago and was given this drug. It took care of the infection, but I was left with intense pain in my knees and other joints. I could not walk easily or take the stairs. I have been tested for arthritis and other ailments. I tell my doctors that this was not a problem until I took this drug. I am getting better, but it's a long journey. Thank goodness, my husband can take care of me, otherwise I would be in a rest home.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 21

Just 3 days into taking Levaquin, I tore a tendon in my right wrist. Within a week, I could barely walk from a pulled Achilles tendon in my right foot. Then both elbows and my right knee. Then my left Achilles tendon. I developed a cyst in my left hand, fast heartbeat, dizziness, bouts of temporary vision loss, nightmares and panic attacks.The burning pain that wracked my body made me feel like I was dying. I had no idea what was going on. Turns out Levaquin has a black box warning and all my symptoms were listed. It's been two

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Comment from: bitterly floxed 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 25

In early October 2017 I was a healthy 18 year old girl with a bright future ahead of me. Then I was given levaquin for a sinus infection. Now it is late April 2018 and I am a severely disabled 19 year old girl with no future to speak of. This drug and other fluoroquinolones are poison. Poison that strikes quickly and without mercy. All it took was 7 pills to ruin my life. I spend every waking moment in extreme pain. My worst days pre-poison are leagues better than my best days post-poison. I'm in pain to the point where it keeps me from sleeping at night. I need a stairlift just to get to the second floor of my house. I'm confined to a wheelchair outside of my house. I have extreme nerve pain, fatigue, migraines, tendonitis, brain fog... I once had to go to the ER twice in a week. I think I have too many symptoms to even fit in this box! So I'll keep it short- this is a failed chemotherapy drug. This drug was used to combat anthrax in the gulf war. There's an FDA black box warning on this drug, saying it is only to be used in dire situations. I was not informed of any of this. It's too late for me. But if I could save someone from taking this watered-down cyanide, that would be enough. Please, I'm begging you, stay far away from levaquin and all fluoroquinolones. Seek other options. If your doctor keeps hounding you to take it, seek other doctors! Research. Study. Please, consider these lifelong symptoms and ponder if this is really the best option. If you absolutely MUST take it, try to take as little as possible. 7 pills destroyed me. For many others it takes less. Please... you don't know how good you have it until it's gone.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 25

I was prescribed Levofloxacin 750 mg tablets for 7 days for bacterial pneumonia. I started taking the drug on a Friday and it is now Sunday. I haven't slept since I started taking this drug. After reading the reviews on here I plan to stop taking this drug immediately and have my doctor put me Azithromycin. It seems much more tolerated without all the side effects.

Related Reading: pneumonia

Comment from: Merrykay 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 13

Urologist prescribed drug for a complicated UTI caused by Ecoli. Took one pill and threw up. Was sick for 2 days with nausea, overall body aches, insomnia and anxiety. I regret taking even the 1 pill. I resisted using the drug initially when Dr. suggested it but I was so sick and went along with her recommendation as she told me it would be a "good fit" for my UTI. I called to chew her out the next day when I had enough strength to do so. Needless to say, I started a different regimen to treat the UTI successfully by going to an infusion center for intravenous Rocephin which is what I had initially asked her to do.

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Comment from: Shronalee 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 25

I took this drug for 10 days and on the 8th day I woke up with extreme shoulder pain. Now a week later I'm still feeling muscle pain and tendonitis throughout my whole body. I have a Dr. appointment to treat a bad case of oral thrush. The sinus infection is gone but I didn't know about the side effects. Please before taking this drug do some research.

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