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Review by Pifoofaery (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I'm on day three of this antibiotic. I've taken 6 other antibiotics for sinus infection, bronchitis and severe ear infections due to allergic reaction in Dec. I've not experienced too bad of sleep issues since the first night (I already struggle with sleep). Huge loss of appetite and need to increase water consumption. Just began experiencing a lot if drainage that chokes me when I cough. Waiting for the medication to work on my ears because I can't hear at all!
Really worried about the muscle issues since I do work out a lot and need to for sanity but am taking time off while on this medication.
Hopeful after reading post that this will help clear out the infection!
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: I had a high fever and was treated with Augmentin for a sinus infection but it turned into pneumonia. I was given Levaquin for 14 days 500 mg. It helped the pneumonia but it is hard on your stomach and I have now developed plantar fascitis.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: Took it for 3 days. Numb skin, lips, hands and feet. I can't sense temperature. Heart rate irregular. Seeing cardiologist tomorrow. Severe pain in lower extremities, only when trying to sleep though! Oh and my legs feel like they weigh 200lbs each. Today is 11 days off of medicine and still no relief.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Skin Infection: Dr. said I had cellulitus on my left ankle & foot. It was also very swollen and painful. I was very happy with taking Levaquin. It took the pain & swelling completely away and I didn't experience no side effects. I've had this flare up 2 more times & this is the only medication that has helped me. It is very exspensive, but other than that I'm very pleased.
levofloxacin for Bronchitis: I am on my 3rd round of antibiotics in 12 days. As well as 2 steroid injections and 2 antibiotic injections, the last one being Rocephin. All of this treatment is for a sinus infection, bilateral ear infections as well as bronchitis. Thank goodness, day 2 of Levaquin I am feeling like I am going to make it. Next time it will be Levaquin first!
levofloxacin for Streptococcal Infection: I usually get strep throat about twice in the winter, first time being on this antibiotic and within hours I noticed the pain dwindling away. Please drink plenty of water as advised. Didnt drink enough water on the second day and had a major headache, dizziness, and nausea, I started pounding waters and it eventually passed. When it kicks in, it did make me
Nervous but it subsided after about 10 minutes!
levofloxacin for Sinusitis: I suffer from chronic sinus infections, & not very many antibiotics work any more. Avelox is good but too expensive & is harder on my stomach. I've taken Levaquin a few times and despite a little restlessness and dry mouth this antibiotic works great. I also had a sore back on the 3rd day but it went away. Also it does seem to make me hungry, so take it with a meal. Stay away from milk they don't like each other, (calcium based foods).
This time I had the beginnings of bronchial pneumonia and after 6 of 14 I feel almost better. I will finish the 14 days. Levaquin is great.
Review by The Owl. PhD (Physics) (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: Took Cipro for a pseudomonas infection and then five months later took Levaquin. Joint and tendon pain just kept getting worse and I'm still suffering from these side effects two months after discontinuing.
Review by texasgail (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bacterial Infection: Took Levaquin for 4 days after a week of amoxicillin did not help spider bite. Last night broke out in severe hives. Now taking steroids to counteract the antibiotic. Only reason I rated what I did is because spider bite is much better
Potentially VERY dangerous--weigh your options carefully before taking this medication. Levaquin (levofloxacin) has two Black Box warnings for a reason. It was prescribed to me when a severe bout of diverticulitis sent me to the ER. Extremely disagreeable side effects included shortness of breath, blurred vision, mental fog, tiredness, and irritability. I did get over the infection, but a few months later I had another one and Levaquin didn't seem to help at all (although the unpleasant side effects continued). Tramadol, a mild painkiller that I was prescribed at the ER, seemed to help more than anything.
I repeat: this is not hyperbole. THIS MEDICATION CAN KILL YOU. Be extremely careful and discuss possible side effects with your doctor.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: This medicine made me feel absolutely horrible. Funny chest feeling, foggy head, dizzy, and an overall bad feeling. Never want to take again. Last three days took 1/2 in a.m. and other 1/2 in p.m. That was a lot better. Have been off for about two weeks, and still a foggy and light headed. Do not want to take again ever. I am 71 years old and it is not recommended for older people.
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Review by Healthcaring (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bronchitis: Was given this drug following severe bronchitis due to chronic dental inflammations. By day 3, I realized my left ankle was painful and hobbled.
I read the black box warnings and immediately discontinued the drug, however, that ankle and then the other one got progressively worse. I was barely making it to work and back, trying to do eldercare solo, and thinking I was going to be crippled for life 6 months later. Was seriously looking into joining class action lawsuit and probably should have, but no energy left over. Think megadoses of magnesium and supplements plus some homeopathics like Thuja finally tipped the balance, and I gradually was able to walk normally without pain again. Used Oil of Oregano to clear the infections.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Shamrockcb (taken for less than 1 month):
levofloxacin for Pneumonia: Been on this for 10 days for pneumonia. I definitely feel better but am still wheezing. A follow up X-ray shows improvement so I can say that the drug worked, just not as fast as I would have liked. No side effects other than difficulty falling asleep. I would take it again.
Review by Lovesrobins (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I was prescribed Levaquin after suffering for 2 weeks with a severe cold and sinusitis. The Levaquin took care of the cold, but I got such severe tendonitis in my right ankle the day after stopping a 10-day course of it that I couldn't even touch my foot to the floor. It has improved by staying off my feet and icing - ice is really your friend here - but almost two months later I am still icing and wearing a brace, and now the pain has migrated up my leg. But the real problem is that I have breast cancer for the second time, and the doctors do not want to operate until my body is infection-free and inflammation-free. My son's way to ice is the best: ice the spot with a cube until it has completely melted.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous 35 Female (taken for less than 1 month):
levofloxacin for Bronchitis: I'm 35 (female) and this medicine helped the bronchitis in 1st dose. However, this is the 3rd night with extreme insomnia, dizziness and burst of energy and no appetite. Feels like I've had an energy drink, great for the day but I toss and turn all night long. I'm lucky if I get 2 -3 hours of sleep! Oh yes my stomach sometimes feels queasy.
levofloxacin for Sinusitis: Currently 7th day of the pill. I am having a hard time sleeping and depressed. There is this throbbing pressure between my stomach and chest (like a hungry feeling all the time). My back and neck muscle is aching.
levofloxacin for Urinary Tract Infection: This was my second time taking levofloxacin. First time had no problems. This time however after my 5th does out of 7 I developed severe tendonitis in my hands, feet and knees. The first morning I woke up with this pain I could only close my hands about half way. I discontinued the medicine and thankfully the pain went away after a few days.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: I was hospitalized with pneumonia receiving Levaquin and fluids via IV. By the fifth day, the fever was gone and the cough was almost gone. I felt overwhelmingly tired for several weeks but my doctor said that is to be expected with pneumonia.
14 users found this comment helpful.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I was very nervous when I was prescribed this medicine due to some other reviews I have read. I have had a sinus infection for the last 5 weeks and didn't clear up with the first round of Amoxicillin. I was given 500 mg of Levaquin for 10 days. I'm on day 9 and the sinus infection is completely gone. It took about 5 days for it to really start working. The only side effects I had were low appetite and trouble sleeping. The trouble sleeping was hard to deal with but I offset it with Unisom and that seemed to do the trick. I also took the medicine after lunch instead of right before bed. No upset stomach like I normally get with antibiotics. Would definitely use again and recommend.
26 users found this comment helpful.
Review by K.Charlene.T (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: Went to the ER with severe coughing, chest pains and fever. After Xrays, CT scan and blood tests, I was diagnosed with pneumonia. The doc started me on Levaquin via IV and gave me a 5 day dose of 750mg. I am on day 4 and feel SO much better! Still coughing a little, but nothing compared to before!
14 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Bridalmack (taken for less than 1 month):
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: Adverse reaction to Levaquin. Extreme numbness and tingling in my fingers and toes, ongoing dry mouth. First prescribed a few years ago for an infection. After complaining about the numbness I was told to discard them and given another antibiotic. Went in this time for pneumonia and was given a tablet before I realized this was the same medication I had an adverse reaction to before. Experiencing the same reaction after only one tablet, it's now 3 days later.
11 users found this comment helpful.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: It worked great for my pneumonia but it caused my heart rate to go up, chest pain and anxiety. I would ask for a different one if you have heart issues or tachycardia.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: This medicine does work very well to clear up the infection. I have taken it and had minimal side effects but other times like my most recent I had a lot of side effects, dizzy, insomnia, nerve pain. I have to stop taking it which is really too bad because no other antibiotic gets rid of a sinus infection faster than this.
18 users found this comment helpful.
Review by levofloxacin 500 mg (taken for less than 1 month):
levofloxacin for Sinusitis: I have been fighting my sinus infection for over 5 years now. Have been on different antibiotics through all those years. Just for the past 7 months I have been on antibiotics about 5 times (mostly Zithromax). It seems like the relief was for a couple of days and within a week my sinus would be stronger then previous. This time I went to the doctor and he put me on levofloxacin 500 for 7 days. I am on day 5 and I feel at least 65 % better. My nasal area feels more dry and much less mucus is coming out. I also have a strong bronchitis. My head and breathing cleared up. I am still coughing though, but not as much as I used to. I tend to have difficulty waking up in the morning but hope it will be better as the treatment finishes.
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