User Reviews for Levofloxacin

Also known as: Levaquin, Levaquin Leva-Pak

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Review by ninel25:

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4.0

For Sinusitis: I have a rare sinusitis wich the infection is located on the middle of my head. I was prescribed levofloxacin 500mg for 3 weeks. I havent been able to sleep very well and loss of appetite (which is good in a way) and a very sore neck. On my 5th dose and not so much drainage and not much of a stuffy nose.

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August 14, 2014 5:25 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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3.0

Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I have taken Levaquin many times for my sinuses and have had 2 sinus surgeries. I am currently on my 38th day of 750mg and have 11 more days to go of taking it. We are doing this for so long as a last resort before doing surgery again. I can not tell that it is doing much good this go around. It does not allow me to rest well so I take it in the morning but I can honestly say that I am over the vomiting daily because of it. It also gives me the shakes and just a very bad overall feeling until lunch or so.

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August 6, 2014 8:50 AM

Review by Breee (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Urinary Tract Infection: I am allergic to a lot of antibiotics (and always get side effects!) and get sick a lot. I used to take Z-Packs almost once a month and now I wonder why I hadn't tried Levaquin sooner! This is my 3rd time on Levaquin this year. I took it twice for my chronic ear infection with success. The first time my joints felt like I was an arthritic old lady! The 2nd time I had only some ankle and finger pain. I'm on day 1 today for a urinary tract infection and ear infection from a water park. I can feel it working and I have no joint pain.

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August 5, 2014 8:04 PM

Review by Mere13 (taken for less than 1 month):

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4.0

For Bronchitis: I was placed on levofloxacin 500 mg for 10 days. I have terrible side effects from the medicine: insomnia, headache, dizzy spells. Worst of all I do not see my symptoms improving. I am on day 5 of the medicine, I hope it works soon.

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July 29, 2014 9:53 AM

Review by BP72:

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9.0

Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bacterial Infection: Took 500 mgs once a day for a severe sinus infection. By day 3 my nasal passages opened up, sinus pressure and pain eased up. On day 5 I felt 90% better. Infection gone by day 8. Only side effect was I slept alot but that could be because I was sick.

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July 28, 2014 12:14 PM

Review by StLouieSu:

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6.0

For Bacterial Infection: This medication is interfering with my sleep.

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July 26, 2014 7:32 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

For Bladder Infection: After 1st tablet I needed the toilet about 100 times, terrible headaches unable to move eyes and very dizzy, sore ankles, finally threw the last tablet away ankles still sore but no more blinding headaches.

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July 16, 2014 3:29 AM

Review by Ashley O. (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Sinusitis: I have had sinus infections my whole life and I am allergic to amoxicillin & erythromycin so I've taken Zithromax 100s of times. My sinusitis just started affecting my ear so a few months ago I tried 500mg x 5 days of Levaquin. I felt immediate relief although, at age 26, I couldn't walk without my knees giving out! I never wanted to take it again. Fast forward to 5 days ago when I was in the Urgent Care for a horrible sinus & ear infection. Z-Pack hadn't worked. I was in so much pain I decided to try Levaquin again. Day 5 of 10 500mg my body has tolerated it A LOT better! I feel great! Very little joint pain and almost immediate sinus and ear pain relief!

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July 8, 2014 8:02 PM

Review by LFrancine:

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10

Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Urinary Tract Infection: I swear by Levaquin! It's what works for me. I spent so much money on Amoxicillen, Z-Pack etc... and it doesn't help. I have used it from a sinus infection, UTI, and pulmonary illnesses. It's the medicine of choice for me. I have never experienced any side effects or adverse reactions. I'm very compliant with taking it daily, there have been times I missed doses because they're prescribed 3-4x a day. It's fast acting and does the trick, love it. I do think about becoming resistant to Levaquin, down the road, but by that time hopefully there will be another medicine of choice that is equally as effective! Thanks.

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July 2, 2014 4:59 PM

Review by Mindygirl:

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7.0

Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: I started Levaquin four days ago....noticed that I couldn't sleep the first night. I have a sinus infection with a bad cough. The cough has improved, but still have drainage and eye pain. I asked the doctor for sleep medication which he gave me so I have no problem with that now. Eating lots of yogurt and taking probiotics and drinking lots of fluids. Still, the infection may not respond to this antibiotic as I have had the infection on and off for several months. Used this antibiotic as a last resort. Hopefully, it will clear up soon.

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June 29, 2014 9:39 AM

Review by LinZee55 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bronchitis: This is the third time I had asthmatic bronchitis and using Levaquin. First time I had been given Biaxin which not only didn't work but I almost had to be hospitalized. Then prescribed Levaquin and by the fifth day felt 100% better. Side effects get less with each day.(Mine are stomach upset and drowsiness) But without this medicine I would need oxygen. Thanks there are better options.

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May 11, 2014 8:35 PM

Review by Shay_Shay (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bronchitis: I have a very bad bout of bronchitis. I'm on day 5 and I don't feel markedly improved. The coughing is not quite as often, however when I do cough the phlegm feels thicker and the coughing spasms are more violent. It could be because the Mucinex is now wearing off. I just had higher expectations. Now I'm nervous, because I don't feel like my condition is improving. And the sound and feel of the mucus is a lot worse, but no side effects.

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May 6, 2014 1:13 PM

Review by Pifoofaery (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

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!

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April 3, 2014 12:13 AM

Review by Emmadog1:

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9.0

Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bacterial Infection: Horrible shoulder and knee pain

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February 28, 2014 10:38 PM

Review by Debbie doodles:

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3.0

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.

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February 11, 2014 9:11 PM

Review by WARNING BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:

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1.0

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.

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February 11, 2014 11:54 AM

Review by Rizz:

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10

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.

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January 23, 2014 11:27 PM

Review by Lizzie Lou:

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10

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!

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January 2, 2014 8:10 PM

Review by Michelle K:

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10

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!

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December 27, 2013 1:00 PM

Review by nv (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

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.

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December 25, 2013 5:56 AM

Review by The Owl. PhD (Physics) (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

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.

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December 23, 2013 11:49 AM

Review by texasgail (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

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

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November 29, 2013 11:40 AM

Review by TiredJon:

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3.0

For : 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.

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November 13, 2013 5:49 PM

Review by Dirtroad Sal:

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5.0

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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November 6, 2013 3:33 PM

Review by Healthcaring (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

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.

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October 26, 2013 10:27 PM

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