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User Reviews for Levofloxacin

Also known as: Levaquin, Levaquin Leva-Pak

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Urinary Tract Infection: "I have taken this medication twice for a UTI. The first time I had no side effects and it got rid of the UTI as well as a very mild sinus infection I didn't realize I had. The second time I went on it I only took one dose. About a half hour after taking the dose I was really jittery and hyper and hadn't consumed any caffeine but I didn't really think much of it. The restlessness got worse and at around 8 I started having olfactory hallucinations. I also started thinking my husband was plotting against me and I had insomnia. It was a miserable night. At around 1 in the morning it started to wear off and I realized I was having some sort if psychiatric side effect and then read that was a possible side effect. I stopped taking it and it completely wore off within a couple days. I called and left a message for the Dr and also sent a detailed email to her and she never followed up with me....oh well."

JLWdbry February 17, 2018

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For Pneumonia: "I was prescribed by my doc to take Levofloxacin 750mg for 7 days, I got through 5 day's and I can't take anymore. It started almost after the first dose of insomnia and feeling amped up in my head & body. Another problem is the brain fog that I seem to be having, seems like my vision is acting up. I warn everybody out there stop taking this med if you experience any abnormal system while using this drug. While it may be great for some and I go for cat scan Thursday , today is Tuesday, Mardi Gras day here in New Orleans. I hope these side effects clear up soon because I drive for a living and do maintenance work and I don't think I can function the way I feel now. "DO NOT USE THIS MEDICATION IT IS TOXIC AT HIGH DOSES @ 750mg." I just hope my symptoms clear up so I can go back to work."

   
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Ds1955 (taken for less than 1 month) February 13, 2018

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: "I'm on my 5th and final day of the Levofloxacin 750. I've never had anxiety issues or insomnia in my life, but from the moment I started it began. What kept me going with this was I know I needed it to clear up my infection, from the 2nd day on my coughing and phlegm is at a bare minimum. So while it's working it's dealing with being amped up so to speak. The doc also has me on Prenisone 10mg x2 a day which just increases the feelings that I've dealt with. But for those of you out there I tried Benadryl 1 tab at night since the 3rd night and I was actually able to sleep these last couple of nights a little."

   
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Delectriman (taken for less than 1 month) February 12, 2018

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For Bronchitis: "Guys, I promised you to get back to you when the cure is over. After the 3rd day I had the following side effects: nausea, trouble sleeping, gonalgia and a strong chemical smell on my whole body. So I consulted with my doctor. We agreed that I stop taking this drug. I just went on with my cough syrup. My bronchitis seems to be over but I tell you I would never ever use this drug any more. I am happy that I am out of it without any long-term injury. You should know the proper dose for your age, for your weight and for your disease otherwise and perhaps even that case you are lost."

   
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Agnes from Hungary (taken for less than 1 month) February 12, 2018

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For Pneumonia: "I was diagnosed with pneumonia on 2/8/18 and given Levofloxacin 750 with 10mg of prednisone 2x daily. The first 3 day's I thought I was going to go out of my mind, constant insomnia (probably from the prednisone) with my head feeling crazy. Last night I took (1) Benadryl tablet to see if it would help, well believe it or not I eventually fell asleep for a couple of hours and got for awhile and fell back asleep for 2-3 more hours. I did wake up somewhat groggy and it took a couple hours to feel better. At least I got some sleep. If you are experiencing insomnia try the Benadryl it might help you. Made it easier to take this mornings dose. I hope everybody going through some of the same thing I'm battling good luck and if your gut tells you you can't take it anymore I think it's well understood why."

   
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David from New Orleans February 11, 2018

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For Bronchitis: "Guys, I am Hungarian, we have this drug cure in our country in 500 mg and 5 pills of dose under the name Savulin. I am now on the 3rd day. I get back to you again when the cure is over. Prescription is of vital importance. If you are over 60 years old PLEASE be very careful with this drug which can immediately be poisonous. I will be 56 this year. Now we have a flu epidemic. Many are sick and for long, cannot be better after more weeks. I tried everything apart from antibiotics and did NOT help. I felt the infection would kill me. The first pill already released my respiratory tracts. So for me 500 mg is already a big gun. I am 54 kg. The 2nd day was one more big step out of the infection. The 3rd day I felt that the drug has gone through all over my body, I even felt a smell on me from it. I had some nausea in the afternoon and woke up at night feeling my body smelling. But I feel my airways have released and I can breath through my nose really well now."

   
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Agnes from Hungary February 11, 2018

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: "So many complaints about this I find comical. I just used this medication for sinus infection last week. Used it numerous times before. I still workout on it no issues. You people crying that now you have tendon pain years later have got it bad. Went snowboarding yesterday with kids on my last dose. Must have been a miracle because even though yeah I had diarrhea and didn’t have as much energy I still had a great time. Going to CrossFit after this response. To sum it up I never had issues with this medication. People’s posts are 100% different from my experience."

   
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Shawn999 February 10, 2018

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: "Let me start by saying when I was prescribed this med the reviews on here scared the stuffing out of me. I had been on other antibiotics for pneumonia for about a week and they did nothing. Dr wanted something stronger and gave me rx for Levaquin..plus oral steroids and inhaler. The only side effect I noticed was it was hard to sleep. (restless/jumpy) this could have been from the steroids also. I had no nausea or dizziness. No joint pain etc that a lot of the reviewers have noted. I did expect to feel better sooner rather than later with this strong antibiotic, however it did take the full 10 days and a few more to really start feeling better. I was happy with the outcome (and not needing to be in the hospital). I would not hesitate to take this medicine again. I had a clear chest xray on the 10th day. Levaquin did its job."

   
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twinmom93 January 29, 2018

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For Sinusitis: "I had a sinus type infection for months and it would not go away...i finally went to my family doctor who said this levofloxacin was a great medication for such issues. He started me on 750mg for 10 days...within 24 hours of starting it, i noticed change in my sinus issues. I finished my meds and had zero side effects.....i no longer have any sinus issues. This antibiotic is nothing short of amazing. It recently cleared my husband of pneumonia! he was so weak, he couldn't hardly get up and within 24 hours on this antibiotic, he was up and walking. His 10 day supply cured him and he's back to normal. He had zero side effects. Wonderful stuff!!"

   
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ravenred (taken for less than 1 month) January 26, 2018

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: "I had a lung infection and the Dr put me on 5 day/750 elevation. It completely took away lung infection. The only thing was the insomnia, vivid nightmares and a bit pain in left upper leg but like nothing. I recommend it if infection is bad! For the nightmares I been taking xanax which helps"

Maui boy January 24, 2018

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For Prostatitis: "Levofloxacin is about the only antibiotic that works for my chronic Prostatitis.. 500mg once a day usually works for my condition. Problem is people develop resistance if they don't complete the 28 days of therapy.. Cipro does not work for me anymore and Doxy can cause some really serious photo toxic reactions.. Sunburn big time. Not many options left for me for treatment so Levo is it for me.."

   
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Goodguy72 January 19, 2018

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: "Earlier this week I was prescribed levofloxacin for sinus infection. I took one dose. I strength train and diet year round. I haven't felt like working out since I took it Monday. Very fatigued and weak. Last night I became extremely sensitive to cold. My hands became incredibly numb and cold and there was no blood in my fingers for the first couple inches. There's a poisonous taste in my mouth that won't go away and I have a rash on my back and my chest. My achilles tendons are so tight I'm afraid I'll rupture them."

   
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Honeybadger1975 (taken for less than 1 month) January 18, 2018

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Bronchitis: "I was diagnosed with bronchitis today and given this for the first time. After reading the very long scary list of side effects and these reviews I am not taking it. I didn’t see my regular doctor and I think they just give you their drug of choice. He also gave me steroid shot and oral pack and Rosephin shot. I have Bactrim so I’m taking that instead. Thank you everyone for the heads up. I am 64 and I believe doctors don’t always do their home work for older patients. Even Corisdine HBP sent me to the ER With 140 pulse and hypertension after one dose. I don’t think taking this drug is worth the risk."

CPI January 17, 2018

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For Pneumonia: "Taken 750 levofloxacin for two days and I've been very dizzy, I've been vomiting, I cannot eat and my head feels like it's going to exploding. I cannot get any relief when trying to go to sleep. I seen writing on the wall it almost like old movie reel going real fast with numbers I got up to use restroom I feel like I can't stand with out feeling like I'm falling. I have been in bed for two days l cannot get up i feel better laying down. I cannot take my other medication after taking this antibiotics"

Tk10 January 15, 2018

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For Bronchitis: "I was given 750 mg of Levaquin for bronchitis and was told to take them 2 pills twice daily. My second day on them I ended up getting a yeast infection. I called my dr and told him about it. I haven't been on this medication in 15 yrs and refuse to use it. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION"

   
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M&Ms S. January 12, 2018

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Sinusitis: "Took one day and felt so sick so I pulled up information. This medicine has been given a black box warning by the FDA!! I immediately stopped using and am requesting something else. There’s other options so this drug is not worth it"

   
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A mom of 1 January 12, 2018

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: "Had some side effects. Mostly sore joints some diarrhea. First round of antibiotics did not work azrithomyacin. Seemed better after first pill."

pneo January 8, 2018

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For Pneumonia: "Flu and pneumonia. Given this antibiotic in ER and 750mg once daily for 7 days. In addition to prednisone. Rib pain is unbearable when trying to breathe, take full breaths and especially coughing. Doc prescribed Tramadol for rib pain (not enough of course) but it seems to work great with the other meds. I'm able to breathe and cough without extreme pain. Highly recommend asking for Tramadol if Levaquin is causing pain. Not sure if it's the Levaquin for me or just the constant coughing leaving my ribs feeling broken. Hope this helps anyone suffering the same."

   
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Jen1673 January 5, 2018

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For Bronchitis: "Felt better within hours"

   
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Anonymous December 31, 2017

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For Pneumonia: "I had s. Pneumonia and I use antibiotics like Azithromycin and clindamycin for 12 day and after that I went to hospital and stay for 4 day and they are give me levofloxacin as IV infusion and cortisone and bronchodilator and oxygen as inhalation"

   
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PatientH (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 22, 2017

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for Pneumonia: "I have had pneumonia seven times the past ten years due to asthma and being a teacher, and the only medicine that has helped it has been levaquin. Never had any tendon issues or soreness although I have heard of the risk. At this point, I'd rather take tendon issues than be in a hospital fighting pneumonia with whatever meds and high hospital bills. I attribute a better reaction to it, however, to being fit and eating clean. You can't blame a reaction solely on a particular medication. There are so many other variables."

   
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TeacherRia December 19, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Infection: "I'm a 24 yo female. I've never been allergic to anything. I took tavanic 500 three days ago, First pill made me nauseous, then I had a panic attack. And since then, I can’t breath properly, I have shortness of breath, I FEEL suffocated 24 hours. I don’t know how long it will last, I’m exhausted and I regret taking it. Dont take it. Save yourselves"

   
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Meri08 December 14, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Infection: "Shortly after starting levofloxacin my knees began to hurt as well as my Achilles tendon. After a few days I stopped taking the medication due to the pain. 3 months later the pain hadn't gone away and that's when I read one of the side effects of this drug is knee/tendon pain. I could no longer walk without assistance and finally ended up having to go to PT and an orthopedic surgeon who gave me a shot in the knee to help. Almost a year later I'm finally feeling relief. Avoid this medication."

Brenda-C December 5, 2017

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For Prostatitis: "I prescribe 750 mg of Levofloxacin for acute prostatitis. I took the medicine for 2 and half days. My tendons in my knees, ankles, heel and bottom of my feet started to aching. I began to have bad neck pain and headaches. I was falling asleep at work at the same time every day. My tongue had sore red bumps on them and turned white. It have been 11 days since I stop taking them and still having the same pain. I am currently taking magnesium to help with the pain. I see some help from magnesium. Do not take this medicine."

   
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Will65 (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2017

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For Bronchitis: "Not stopped coughing took for 5 days still the same"

   
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Jimmyruffin1 December 3, 2017

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