Levaquin and fever

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I have taken Levaquin before and nothing happened I need to take it again, should I be scared trying it again?
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.
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.
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.
The doctor says it may be prostatitis due to me also having a low fever (99.8 i think). She also said it could be non gonoccocal urethritis. She told me that the dosage for the prostatitis was double that of NGU, so just to be safe and to cure one or the other, she wrote me a prescription for Levaquin, 500mg, 1 a day for 10 days. My question is... if it turns up that this is NGU- that means I could use the same prescription to treat my wife to save money...
of levaquin per day for 10 days. I was pretty dizzy before starting the levaquin and was staying in bed until it passed. A few days after starting the levaquin, I noticed that my calf muscles were cramping, I could not sleep. I also started having horrible nightmares. The muscle cramping/spasms later moved up my back and into my arms. I also had a rash that appeared to be small red hard bumps along with spots that looked like tiny broken blood vessles.
Now, let's say that the doctor calls me before the weekend and says that I did indeed have a bacterial infection that the Levaquin treated and all other tests came back negative (this is a hypothetical situation obviously). I started taking it today (Monday); by the time Saturday rolls around, I will have taken my 6/7 dose. My question is this: will I still be able to transmit any infection that I may have right now? Or will the Levaquin have made it so I am no longer contagious?
I was suffering an allergic (or now known as normal) reaction to Levaquin. He called the ER for me and found that it was Levaquin in the IV I was given. Sorry for the long story, but the bottom line is I still have horrible leg and joint pain. I have been to Ortopaedic MD's who belive it must be a pinched nerve, been taken off certain cholesterol lowering meds, etc. All to no avail. The pain never goes away. It is like having a 24/7 flu in my legs. I do not know what recourse I have.
I first had flu with high fever for five days, then I was diagnosed with pneumonia (both lungs), given Levaquin. The fever has been between 99 and 100 for the following 7 days, with some yellow sputum. What is peopl's experience with the low grade fever lasting so long? Any suggestions? Thank you.
He felt it was a virus of some sort and that I should wait it out. Aspirin, Aleve helped with the symptoms and it appeared that when taking Aspirin, my fever was reduced and the headach essentially went away. I had been having persistent toothaches for a couple of weeks prior to the beginning of this problem which my oral surgeon treated with Amoxycillin. The Amoxycillin always brought the toothache infection under control.
I've taken Levaquin once another antibiotic in the same family and had no problems at all. Severe upper respiratory infections each time. Both drugs were approved by Hep doc and worked well. You might just have a good old fashion flu or cold. I ran a high fever both times which indicates infection. No problems sleeping and no side effects.
I have been having this problem of fatigue,fever and loss of weight for a couple of months now and I am kind of worried.I did a laboratory test for malaria and Typhoid fevers,the result looked something like this: S.typhi (O 1:160,H 1:40),S. Paratyphi A(O 1:80,H 1:20),S. Paratyphi B(O 1:40,H 1:40) and S. Paratyphi C(O 1:160,H 1:160).Since then(about 9days ago) I have been on ampiclox but no improvement,please can you help me.
I went to the doc and cmp, cbc, ua, and cxr is all normal. They tested me for strep and even though I have had the flu shot they tested for that and I don't have the flu. They prescribed Levaquin which didn't seem to work. They then switched me to Amoxiclav which took away the achyness and to a large degree the headaches. however, still tired and have fever. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/298387'>headach/fever</a>.
She was taking Levaquin initially to see if there was a bacterial infection, but the antibiotic was giving her even higher fevers - once the antibiotic was stopped after two weeks of usage the fevers over 100 degrees also stopped as did some coughing she was having (the doctors say it is rare but maybe her body was reacting to the Levaquin).
I would definitely put a call into his doctor and not only tell him that he's still feeling sick, but also let them know that his fever goes up following his med dose. As this is now Friday evening of a long, holiday weekend, you may even want to consider taking him to either the local ER or an urgent care facility rather than wait until Monday - a high fever like that for the length of time tha the's had it is definitely an indication that something is going on.
After this started I started to get very weak and tired, hot, sweaty, dizzy and the random stabbing pains in my stomache (which would hit for a second, then go away) This continued for a few months, and about 6 months ago I started to get deep pains where my appendix is along with nausea (no vomiting), between that and the fever I went to the E.R. They told me I probably had appendicitis and wouldn't be going home (to Oregon, I was in FL) and that I would probably have surgery.
i started itching like 20 min after i took the levaquin, and then the nausea started, fever shot up to 101.5, and then the swelling in hands and face... now is on my "allergic to:" file....i, too would call in for something else.
Discuss this with your doctor and try and get investigated. Most labs have a fever panel to rule out most diseases that can cause persistent low grade fever. You need a comprehensive investigation taking all these points in consideration. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. Please discuss this with your doctor and get yourself investigated accordingly. Do let me know if there is any thing else you want to know. Take care!
After amoxicillin and endo retreating tooth, it felt better and fever gone, but 2 days after ending antibiotics, infection returned with intensity, spread along jawline into nearby tooth, causing that tooth to then also need a root canal. I was put back on the same dose of amoxicillin, then tried clindamycin for a few days, but infection continued to spread - a large red hot lump (tablespoon sized) formed on my jawline, just under the 2 affected teeth.
at my 6 month old appointment and no one has heard it in 21 years. April 7th, 2013- First noticed fever, headache, and body aches. 9Th- Seen at Urgent Care . (BP: 140/98 HR: 104 Temp: 101) Influenza A & B-Negative, Heart Murmur discovered Received celestone shot and discharged with Viral Syndrome.
After a remission period of over 8 years, she started having diarrhea a couple of months ago and at first we thought it was nothing (we had almost forgotten the UC). This kept progressing until she started getting fever. On a doctor's visit and subsequent bloodwork, a month and a half ago, she was found to be severely anemic due to iron deficiency (haemoglobin just under 7) and the general physician started her on iron supplement, vitamin B12 and Vitamin D (all were low).
She recently started to fight a Streptococcus G infection with full doses of Levaquin, then Zithromax, then Cleocin, and now after an ASO of 487 she is on the end of a 40 day dose of Penicillin. (she does not have rheumatic fever...already checked) Our last Dr she went to said to go to an infectious disease/immunologist (she was a rheumatologist). She ran down a laundry list of "possibilities", but that is not helping her NOW.
The typical symptoms of prostatitis are fever, pelvic, testicle, or rectal pain, frequent and painful urination and ejaculation and incomplete emptying of bladder. In addition to the antibiotics, use medications to help relieve bothersome symptoms, such as alpha blockers to relieve urinary symptoms and anti-inflammatory medications for pain. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Blood and thyroid checked ok, still have cold feeling. No fever, but something is wrong. Nerves maybe?? Sending wrong signals to my body. Sooner or later someone will figure it out, hopefuly my doc will.
I do not have any discharge / inflamation apart from the burning sensation and mild fever. I am dying of fear of STD and AIDS... Can any one advice what should I do? and what does this symptom mean? If it is a STD, does it affect my wife also? Any advice is highly appreciated. Thanks a lot. regards, Mike.
I went back to doctor and went on another cycle of levaquin. The swelling still remained and the spot remained too, until I took a Q tip and wiped it away myself (lol gross, but it was bothering me). Ever since the second cycle of levaquin I have had the feeling of my throat swelling up, and a sensation of a lump whenever I swallow. I can swallow and breath fine, it just feels like tightness, like I am being choked.
Headache and neck pain still there. On 8/19 went to ER since still having fever and pain. They did a urine analysis which showed I was dehydrated and gave fluids. Took chest x-ray (normal), ekg (normal except elevated resting heart rate 107). CBC was 8 for white blood cells. Also gave torodal injection and told to take ultracet for pain. on 8/20 woke up 6 hours after ultracet with 117 resting heart rate. went back to doctor and they did another chest x-ray (normal) and ekg (normal), cbc 8.
cough still didnt' go away and i started wheezing and coughing more and fever was stil there. another doctoc send me for an X-ray and it showed a small patch of pneumonia, given levaquin, had a reaction to the levaquin in the middle of the time line to take it, had to stop and start another anti-biotic the next day.
Went back after 2 weeks and the dr said the bladder infection was gone, but I had to keep on with the Levaquin as I was showing signs of pneumonia and he took another blood test. On the 3rd week of Levaquin, the dr called and said I was highly allergic to Levaquin and get to his office immediately. He gave me a new antibiotic shot and within an hour I was very ill. The next morning I woke up with a fever, unable to breathe and move my left side.
8 weeks ago I developed a horrible case of asthmatic bronchitis brought on by the mycoplasma bacteria. I was in and out of the er for breathing issues. Took Levaquin and then azithromyicin. My md put my on Singulair and an Advair diskus. During the process I lost 12 pounds and had a ongoing fever.
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