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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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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.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Urinary Tract Infection: A few hours after the first dose my arm muscles started burning like I just lifted a bunch of weights and my neck was hurting on one side but I think it was because I was so tense and worried about taking it. These symptoms lasted for about two or three more doses than went away. Took my last pill today and the only other side effects I had were headache and lightheadedness and my heart would beat faster every now and then.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bladder Infection: Had severe urinary tract infection. It was very painful to urinate. After taking only one pill, pain subsided in ten minutes. I suffer from urinary tract infections frequently and have taken many medicines. This medicine is a miracle for me.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bronchitis: Two years ago I suffered with chronic pneumonia for over a year. It seemed my GP couldn't be bothered to figure out why I wasn't getting better. (I later found out she had never prescribed Levaquin to people, nor did she know that this was a medicine that should be considered when the first "go to" antibiotics don't work. Finally, after another ER visit I sought the advice of a great pulmonologist who prescribed 750mg of Levaquin for a 10-day course. I started feeling better immediately and it was the last antibiotic I had to take because it finally knocked out the pneumonia. I had no side effects. I have pneumonia again and went straight to Levaquin. I now request it & is the only antibiotic I'll take for these types of infections.
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levofloxacin for Sinusitis: On day 5 of 10 of 500mg tablet. Other antibiotics have become unable to cure my sinus infections which I always allow to get really bad before going to the doctor. After the first dose I had a headache for 2.5 days, can't say that is from the Levofloxacin or not. Not sick at my stomach, just no desire to eat for the last 5 days. On day three the sinus infection in my nose/pressure seemed greatly improved but this has settled into my chest also, and a temperature of 101.07. I hope it works as well on the lung infection. This is a wonderful medicine with little side effects for me. I have been completely wiped out for five days. Just taking a shower and shaving today felt like I had run a marathon. Great antibiotic for sinus infections!
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I have had sinus infection problem for past 5-6 years. I typically get it around Spring time when my allergies are bad and then I get cold infection and then body gives up. Doctor prescribed 500 mg Amoxicilin 2 times a day. Took for 7 days. On 9th day, Sinus infection came back with fever, congestion, sneezing, etc. Doctor then put me on Cefdinir - 250 mg 2 times a day. Show improvement first 2 days. Cleared nose so that at-least I started breathing again. On 5th day it stopped working. Sinus would not clear. Doctor then changed me to Levaquin, 500 mg, once a day. Huge improvement on day 1 itself. On Day 2-70%. Day 3-80%, Day 4-90%, Day 5th-100%. Make sure to complete 7-10 days treatment. Drink lots of fluid. No muscle pain/tendinitis.
35 users found this comment helpful.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: After six hours I began to feel relief. After day four, I'm close to 100% cured...but I have six more days to take Levaquin 750mg. I'm also eating a cup of yogurt per day. Make sure you drink lots of water with this medicine or you will feel horrible! Otherwise, I love it.
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Review by peppertac (taken for less than 1 month):
levofloxacin for Sinusitis: I started Levofloxacin 500 mg 10 days, I'm on day 5. I've been having trouble sleeping and a little bit of diarrhea. Yesterday I started to have random, deep pain in my forearm, legs, and right shoulder/shoulder blade. I'm thinking about calling my doctor to ask if I should continue taking it. It worked really fast other then those side effects. Which is great because I have a really hard time with other antibiotics!
Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I was given Levaquin for a persistent sinus infection. By the time I saw the doctor it was almost two months of sinus problems that were just getting worse. I was put on a 14 day regimen. For me, Levaquin worked. It took about 8 days for the sinus pain to start going away, and another 7-8 days for complete clear up of the infection (no runny nose, no sinus pain around the eyes, etc.). I heard some people have much quicker turn-around times for getting better, but at least it worked. I had no side-effects at all, not even upset stomach, like I get with other antibiotics.
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