Levaquin and dizziness

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I was prescribed six 500mg Levaquin tablets to treat Strep Throat and a potential sinus infection. I only took 4 of the 6 pills since the side effects were getting to much to handle. I started on 3/12/2010 to 3/15/2010. Here were the side effects: -nausea -no appetite -headaches -dizziness -diarrhea -anxiety attacks -confusion, like you don't feel like yourself After I stopped taking it, my nausea and appetite returned gradually in the following two days.
Hello Illpoetic, Welcome to Medhelp. I am so sorry you are this reaction to your anitibiotic. You should call your PCP ASAP. This is not an acceptable side effect and there may be other meds you can take that will be just as effective without these side effects for you. Below is a list of LESS COMMON side of effects of Levaquin.
Yes, it is possible to get joint pains, dizziness, fever, sore throat, blisters etc from Levaquin. However the half life of drug is 6-8 hours. Considering that the total drug elimination would need 4-5 half lives, this drug should be out of system in about 40 hours. If still the symptoms are persisting, you would need to go to the doctor. Maybe initially you had UTI or some other infection which got worse after this drug.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR LEVAQUIN The most common adverse drug reactions (≥3%) in US clinical trials were nausea, headache, diarrhea, insomnia, constipation, and dizziness. Safety and efficacy in pregnant women and nursing mothers have not been established. Levofloxacin is not indicated for pediatric patients (<18 years of age). Levofloxacin is contraindicated in persons with known hypersensitivity to levofloxacin or other quinolone antibacterials.
I can answer questions about the side effects of Levaquin. Dizziness, fever, headache, insomnia are the CNS side effects of Levaquin, occuring in 1 to 10 percent of patients. Thus, it is certainly possible that the insomnia may be a side effect. Typically Sudafed and Levaquin work in conjunction in cases of sinusitis. The acute effects of the infection would be helped with the Sudafed.
html This is a link to a page that tells about different reactions to Levaquin and a few other antibiotics. It also gives some other links dealing with your type of reaction. I hope this helps you. I found some information that was helpful to my Mom, who also had a bad reaction to Levaquin. She ended up at the ER, where they said that it was her sinuses and gave her some anti-inflammatories which she also had a reaction to, and told her to continue the antibiotic.
My husband was diagnosed with Bacterial Pneumonia and was prescribed Levaquin. He has been off the medication for about a week and a half and he is still experiencing phobic attacks in the morning. He wakes up in a panic and believes that he cannot breath. While he was taking the drug he experienced major confusion, anxiety, depression and dizziness. It was awful! He even experienced a very bad episode when he became abusive...and delusional.
I would attempt to answer your query regarding Levaquin. Levaquin is Levofloxacin and is once a day dosage antibiotic. The most common adverse drug reactions (≥3%) in US clinical trials were nausea, headache, diarrhea, insomnia, constipation, and dizziness. Levofloxacin is contraindicated in persons with known hypersensitivity to levofloxacin or other quinolone antibacterials.
It gets worse after I work out and while I'm at work. I could also be sitting or standing and it is still there. I've also had tingling in my fingers these past 2 weeks. I am a 23 year old female. I have diabetes type II (since early 2009), as well as 2 very small nodules on my thyroid (found 2 months ago). My latest TSH level was 3.5, which was in range for the lab it was processed at. My endocrinologist wants me to have my thyroid antibodies checked out, but not until sometime in July.
In May I began to have dizzy spells which coincided with a sore throat and earache, which cleared up on their own. However, dizziness and fatigue continued for several weeks. The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue.
Yes my LLMD switched me to minocycline based on my friend who sees Schaller, lol. She is doing well with Bart's and Babs and he never uses levaquin because of the tendinitis. She even said he is strange but she is use to him after all these years. I sure hope your kidney improves. It is a balancing act.
Hi, my father was at work, and as he was leaving he felt dizzy and had shortness of breath. He is 59 and I believe that maybe he just over did it. The next morning his right ankle to mid-calf was swollen and looked like a sunburn. It is not numb, it does not tingle, and it does not burn. He has a lung infection and has been taking medicine for that for about a week. He has recently changed his diet for his cholesteral.
The dizziness and blurred bison r horrible! I can't even function and I'm a wife and mother to two girls 4 moths and 3! I have been through sooooo many tests mris w and w out contrast,cat scans w w out contrast o head and chest,bloodwork out the wazoo and I had a positive Ana and my CPR was elevated doxtors were saying lupus sent me to rhemotologist and did more bloodwork and lupus panels which I don't have!
I am a 34 year old male and for about 2 years have had chronic dizziness and a feeling of foggy brain along with a lot of pressure in the front part of my head. It is there 24/7 and is always worse when I either sleep on my right side and/or when I'm tired- or when Im driving, walking, or moving my head around. I have been to several Dr's including an EMT, neurologist, Family Dr. and ear specialist. Nobody has found a thing. I have also had an EKG, MRI, and bloodwork many times.
Been on Paxil since January and still have the dizziness. Like I need to close my eyes and push on my eyeballs and continue with a little bit of head pressure. I think I'm going to go get Lyme test. Seems to me if it were anxiety, the Paxil would have worked by now.
I found out that I have Migraine and Vertigo. I rarely have headaches, mainly dizziness and foggy feeling. I ended up going to a doctor that my ENT sent me to. It was a clinic for hearing & balance. They did an "audio VNG". It is about a 2 hour long series of tests that can narrow down the reasons for the dizziness. It will check for inner ear problems, etc. The tests are pretty intense and make you dizzy on purpose while they put goggles on your eyes that have cameras inside.
less sinus pressure, runny nose, sneezing, stomach pain, sinus congestion, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, very swollen tonsils and throat feeling that the roof of my mouth is swollen, very thristy. *told that I am just under stress and that there is nothing physically wrong with me. I am given a blood test with a check for mono. Mid-January: Extreme Nausea, throwing up, dry heaves, diarrhea, stomach cramps/pain, headache, sinus pressure, dizziness, fatigue, some shaking, extreme thrist.
Inflammation of the sinuses could be due to an allergy, an infection like the cold you had a month ago, or ongoing exposure to an irritant, such as pollution or smoke. Symptoms can include a headache or pressure in the area of the sinuses, dizziness, sore throat, and discharge at the back of your throat called postnasal drip. The most common cause of sinusitis is an infection, especially when the mucus is green. Sinus infections can be difficult to treat since they respond slowly.
My neurologist says he can't find anything wrong, and I have taken a LOT of various anti-biotics including Levaquin and ketek with absolutely no relief.
I would estimate that I usually feel it in the Corpus Callosum or the Thalamus (deep in my head), as well as this very strange feeling in my forehead of eyebrow heaviness, and sometimes double vision and eye pain as I move my eyes left or right. Also severe dizziness has been suddenly activated just by eye movements. I also experience bouts of positional vertigo that lasts several days at a time and then goes into remission for a spell. Here is the strange part...my ears feel full.
which I have been given iv rocephin, round of oral antibiotics and recently another round of 750mg Levaquin. The neck states, mild to moderat borad based posterior disc buldge present c5-c6 which causes mild to moderate spinal stenosis at this level. Ok, with all of that my neuro doc appt is next Tues, 9th. I have gotten a little better or so I thought. I've been trying to go for short walks which exhaust me..
I started taking my yeast buster yesterday and felt better almost immediately. The dizziness is subsiding and I'm able to concentrate better. I'm wondering if any of you are craving sugar, have itchiness in addition to the dizziness and lightheadedness. If so, it's worth checking into, you may have Candida Albicans. Email me personally for more information. I do not work or belong to any type of pyramid nutritional/personal care product company, so this is not a marketing scheme!
I looked at what the side effects are, and guess what, they are; ankle swelling, headache, tiredness, dizziness, stomach upset and others so that could explain why i'm getting all these things happening. I'll see how I go and write down my symptoms. Well thats my day and now I feel so drained so i'm gonna watch TV and chill. Let me know how you have been getting on and take care. Talk to you soon.
Hi Alissa, How are you feeling now? Levaquin is Levofloxacin and is once a day dosage antibiotic. The most common adverse drug reactions (≥3%) in US clinical trials were nausea, headache, diarrhea, insomnia, constipation, and dizziness. Levofloxacin is contraindicated in persons with known hypersensitivity to levofloxacin or other quinolone antibacterials.
He started out with pneumonia, diagnosed via chest x-ray. He developed ataxia/dizziness and severe headaches. We've been through the mill of doctors, 4 mri's, spinal tap, EEG, a four day hospital stay... I totally understand where you are at with this. My son was on the high honor roll and has alot of friends. Now he can't go to school and can't even read a book. His vision is starting to get blurry. We were just told that his numbers were extraordinarily high for mycoplasma pneumonie.
They had also given me Nitro G in the ER and I had a horrible headache for 2 full days, nausea , dizziness. My doctor did a full nuclear scan, with stress test and then another scan. They found nothing So I stayed home for two days and rested . BP was average 135/70. So doctor puts me on BP med "amlodipine besylate" 5mg. I took my first pill this morning... morning BP was 138/75, took the pill and it went down to 116/75.
I had a bladder infection about a month ago and was taking Levaquin. So I wanted to put back some good stuff and was told I could chew the pills. They don't taste too bad. Trying to stay away from dairy products at the moment. I checked with several doctor's offices and they all say that the doc doesn't do the tests at the same time because insurance companies pay them hardly anything when the procedures are combined.
I was assessed with asthmatic bronchitis. I was given a nebulizer treatment and placed on Nasonex, Levaquin, keeping with Albuterol and guess what SINGULAIR was introduced by my PCP on this visit. On August 15, 2006, I underwent respiratory allergy test by Quest Diagnostic and my Immuoglobuin E (assuming Eosinophil) was out of range. In September of 2006, I had bronchitis, walking pneumonia and a viral rash that came while I was enjoying a walk in the sun at lunch.
constant and loud tinnitus; fog brain; lightheadedness, dizziness, and swooning; headaches; and an overall pressure or tight feeling in my head. I feel depressed and only want to sit when having these symptoms. I look forward to going to bed at night to escape living with this. Recently, I've begun to get up with a stiff neck. Some days it will wear off and some days it stays with me. I started these symptoms when I was in my mid 40's. It started with dizziness.
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
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