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  • LINDA April 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Cipro also

  • Marcia May 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I am over sixty and took levaquin in January for a sinus infection. The next night I developed tinnitus which is still with me, four months later and three days after that, I developed painful tendonitis which is also still with me. I took this drug for seven days until a doctor I went to told me to stop immediately, as this drug can cause these symptoms. As well, my normally stable blood pressure was soaring. My career has been affected as has my entire life. I would like to know how to go about joining a class action suit.

  • Tom Valerio May 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Hi
    I want to inform all the people who have Lyme disease to be very careful because if they also have a co-infection called bartonella which is common they will be given a prescription for Levaquin or another drug in that catergory. I am not a Doctor and i have no medical background but as a result of the above condition i have been prescribed Levaquin and have taken this medication in the past and now have increased symptoms. Is it Lyme disease getting worse or side effects from Levaquin ?
    Be careful.

  • Alice U Nordstrom July 12, 2012 at 10:01 am

    After been given Levaquin in late Nov and early Dec 2008 and again in 2009, and 2010…..I have suffered torn tendions in both shoulers, the right in April of 2010,and the left in Sept of the same year, and have had surgery for both shoulders, the first in July of 2010, and the second in Feb of 2011. At present I am recovering form surgery performed on May 31st of this year for a torn tendion in my left ankle. I am, and have been a very athletic and active 79 year old living alone and maintaining both home and property my entire life. This drug has stolen three or more years of my life, and I am now in the position of not knowing if, and when the next tendon will tear. I want to take legal action since my expenses are increasing with every passing day making modifications to my home.

    • LAS_Admin July 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Alice, I'm sorry to hear about all you're going through. You can submit a complaint about Levaquin torn tendons here–at the Free Case Evaluation link: http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/lawsuit/leva

    • Bev February 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      I was just told to google this drug & am shocked at what I'm reading. I had major rotator cuff surgery & a huge bicep tear repaired 6/12. I have been prescribed & taken Levaquin at least 3 times in the past few years. I am now going to extract the exact dates from my dr to see if there may be any correlation to my surgery.

    • Jane Ralston June 16, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Alice: I am so glad I read your comments about levaquin. My Dr. prescribed it for me today to combat an abdominal infection case by diveticulitis. I googled leviquin to find our more about it after reading the medical guide that the pharmacist gave me with the pills. I will tell you and the world that I am not going to take ONE PILL….. AFTER FINDING HOW DANGEROUS IT IS FOR SENIORS.
      I am 79 years old, have been living alone since my husband died 6 years ago, and am trying maintain my 200 year-old house and 7 acres of land, plus hope I can continue to provide my own firewood from the trees on my property. You and I have a lot in common.
      I am sorry you took the levaquin. You and the others who have posted comments on this page have convinced my to take it back to the pharmacist and complain to him about not telling me about the black box warning and for not letting me know about the horrible side affects that can happen to seniors. My doctor will hear my complaint too. SHAME ON HIM.
      Thank you for sharing.
      Jane

  • Joy D Moore February 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I took Levoquin in Jan of 2012 for a bout of pneumonia for 12 days. At the time I was doing therapy for COPD .No one mentioned that I should not exercise so I continued that. A couple of weeks later I woke one morning with right shoulder still. I thought it was because I had been on the computer and sitting still too long and that it would go away. It didn't. Saw the GP and was sent to Ortho who wanted to do surgery right away. I asked for second opinion and was told about the Levoquin. That was March, 2012. I maxed out the Medicare therapy in 2012 but continued after Jan 2013. Still in therapy. The right shoulder still does not function as it should. I would like to know about the Class action suite. Thanks

  • maureen April 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I too have chronic lung condition . I spring was put on Cipro for pneumonia .I was so nauseated I became very weak and spent 3 days in hospital . Hav e been thin and frail since . That was 2012 . January 2013 lung infection again .Dr. Said Cipro drug of choice and I refuse d . Was put on a 10 day course of llevaquin .My balance was gone and was lurching for support . The 3rd. Day I had a fall and concussion . I had confusion and most post concussion symptoms . Did 9 days but needed help in my home and still do . I wonder if llevaquin could have made the concussion mor severe
    Ms .

  • Barbara J. May 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I have not been the same since taking Levaquin. I am 67 and back in mid-Nov. I was diagnosed with pneumonia in both lungs. I took Cipro, and that did nothing. Dr. added Levofloxicin with prednizone. two weeks later went to hospital for chest x-ray Was admitted into hospital and had 4 days of Levofloxicin intervenous along with another antibiotic. Pneumonia was still attacking right lung but sent me home with a prescription which after getting on-line and reading about it I threw it in the trash and got on fresh garlic and cayenne pepper In no time I was breathing better and lungs are clear. (Why didn't I try that first???) HOWEVER, I noticed an awful quivery and weak feeling in my stomach one morning while in the hospital. Have had this feeling off and on which is very unnerving since then. It has subsided and is not as frequent but I attribute it to the antibiotics. I have an irregular heartbeat with PVCs. off and on for years which is worsening. Set to go for nuclear stress test soon but Dr. says she thinks it is caused by stress. YA THINK?!

  • S. Bucci November 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I also took Levaquin for 10 days in 2010 and within 5-6 weeks started getting severe pain in both feet. After numerous visits to a podiatrist, and then surgery, and I am also needing more surgery to have both feet reconstructed then physical therapy again. It wasn't until 2 1/2 years later 2013 that I found out that this is a side effect of levaquin. I went to several attorneys, and was told because of the black box warning there was nothing I could do. So, I am saving my money so that I can have the next series of surgeries. In the mean time, I have constant pain, and a very hard time walking. Can I prove it was the levaquin, No, but it all makes sense. I am over 60, took the antibiotic, had severe pain in my feet, then had "exploding" tendons and ligaments in both feet.

  • trudy January 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I have had terrible tendon leg pain since taking leviquin. It has changed my life as I cannot go on walks every day as I used. Housework is also a challengs plus cooking etc. Why is it still on the market. Will it ever go away?

  • melinda January 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    On day 4 (Sat) of taking generic Levaquin 500 my right achilles and plantar region started my day painfully and though I massaged, used topical ointment throughout the day it only got slightly better. I didn't relate the pain to the antibiotic and took my daily dose. Day 5 pain was worse, needed a cane, and began reading the small print online. Some folks said taking larger doses of Vitamin C and Magnesium may help. I'm 68 and still working so am hoping by discontinuing the medication I will be able to avoid tendon rupture and reverse effects. I will call the doctor tomorrow to let him know what has happened. I had a bacterial sinus infection and tonsillitis, previously taking 2 rounds of azithromycin before taking this drug so I know he only prescribed the stronger drug due to my continued infection. I hope my issues are less than some of those I've read. I sympathize with you all.

    • Roger hosbein January 31, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      I took levaquin in October 2012. Still have side effects Tingling I feet. Tightness in leg tendons. Can walk but have balance problems. Am 87. How are you today ?

  • brian February 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Had bad lung infection and was put on leviquin 11-28-06, 3 days later could not walk without a lot of pain in both Achilles tendons , rested for 3 days with very little walking then on 12-5-06 felt something snap went to emergency room and was told i had ruptured my Achilles tendon and was referred to orthopedic surgeon Was in full cast for 6 months and a walking cast for 13 months. I am still bothered by pain in that foot and lost 35% movement

  • Shari July 2, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    WOW I am a nurse and I did not know this about levequin. I am always taking it because of my lung problems. I have had 3 surgeries to my right arm with 7 tears of my rotator cuff and now not knowing why my left arm has been hurting real bad. I have a feeling it is from the levequin now. I wonder if my doctor knows this. My pulmonologist always gives me this medicine because it does help my infections go away. But, if it is injuring me in other ways I will refuse to take it anymore. Had to go to hospital after being on this medication last month. I took the week course then the next week had pneumonia and landed in the hospital. This is wild. I am going to research this more. I am fixing to have an MRI on my left arm due to the major pain I am having It feels like the same way my right arm did when I tore my rotator cuff for the first time in 08. Thanks for the information I read a lot but this is very important stuff and I will bring this to my all of my doctors attention. Wished I could win a lawsuit with this haha…. oh well

  • Trenda October 7, 2015 at 12:57 am

    My grandmother took this in 2014 but we were told that she doesn’t qualify for the lawsuit as the black box labeling was initiated at that time. She has been in excruciating pain, walks with a cane now and can’t sleep most nights. She has peripheral neuropathy now. She is 89 now and was doing well until she took Levaquin.

    I don’t care if there was a warning label. She should not have been prescribed this especially due to her age. Quite frankly it shouldn’t be on the market at all.

    Are there any attorneys out there taking cases that occurred after 2013?

  • Rhonda Yeado July 9, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Itnis April 2016 and I was given levaquin for pneumonia with a steroid. I now have one totally ruptured Archilles tendon and the other is torn. I wasn’t treated at that time nor was I referred to a specialist. I finally went to an orthopedic pa who said if I would have been in right away it is usually easier to fix. Now I am 3 months out and severely limited due to the rupture and tear. I should still receive compensation for a drug that has changed my life as I know it.

  • janine bratty November 17, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I was given Levaquin in 2015 I became confused,had pain in my hips, and both arms, both legs were swollen 3+ edema. I went to the E.R. I was admitted. There they did not listen to my opinion that I thought it .I due to one of the medicines I was taking for an upper respiratory infection. They continue to give me I.V. Levaquin and prednisone. I refused the prednisone thinking that was what was causing it. I had extreme pain in my arms. When I was released from the hospital the D.R. sent me home with an additional prescription for another round of 10 days of Levaquin. My arms were so weak I could not even turn the steering wheel and had to have my friend do that for me. I went back to the pharmacy my arms were hurting so bad I could not even drive. I asked the pharmacist if one of the drugs I was taking could cause this. He immediately told me not to take the levaguin and to consult my primary Dr. since then for the last 18 months I have had pain and loss of mobility in my arms especially my right arm. I have had an M.R. I. nerve testing etc. None of my doctors are aware of the long term affects of this drug and tell me the effects should have been over a week after I completed this drug. I never had pain in my arms or experienced the popping sounds I hear in my knees and back and shoulders like I now have. I am also having memory issues as well. During my course of antibiotic therapy with Levaquin I became confused and lethargic and would pass out for several seconds, I also had extreme swelling in my legs and pain in my hips causing me to use bengay something I have never used due to the horrible smell. My husband made me go to the Hospital he thought I was dying. I now believe he was right. I was being poisoned by the Levaquin but was too confused to see how bad I was. Doctors are not aware of the continued pain and effect this drug has even years after taking it. They do not listen when I repeat over and over that my problem started and has continued since being put on Levaquin. I am 62 years old. I have been a nurse for years I know wen the onset of these problems began. I have been told only under 1% of the population is affected. and the symptoms leave immediately upon completion of the drug. This is not true but good luck trying to convince a Doctor of these facts.

  • Delwanda November 27, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    janine bratty
    I was given Levaquin in 2015 I became confused,had pain in my hips, and both arms, both legs were swollen 3+ edema. I went to the E.R. I was admitted. There they did not listen to my opinion that I thought it .I due to one of the medicines I was taking for an upper respiratory infection. They continue to give me I.V. Levaquin and prednisone. I refused the prednisone thinking that was what was causing it. I had extreme pain in my arms. When I was released from the hospital the D.R. sent me home with an additional prescription for another round of 10 days of Levaquin. My arms were so weak I could not even turn the steering wheel and had to have my friend do that for me. I went back to the pharmacy my arms were hurting so bad I could not even drive. I asked the pharmacist if one of the drugs I was taking could cause this. He immediately told me not to take the levaguin and to consult my primary Dr. since then for the last 18 months I have had pain and loss of mobility in my arms especially my right arm. I have had an M.R. I. nerve testing etc. None of my doctors are aware of the long term affects of this drug and tell me the effects should have been over a week after I completed this drug. I never had pain in my arms or experienced the popping sounds I hear in my knees and back and shoulders like I now have. I am also having memory issues as well. During my course of antibiotic therapy with Levaquin I became confused and lethargic and would pass out for several seconds, I also had extreme swelling in my legs and pain in my hips causing me to use bengay something I have never used due to the horrible smell. My husband made me go to the Hospital he thought I was dying. I now believe he was right. I was being poisoned by the Levaquin but was too confused to see how bad I was. Doctors are not aware of the continued pain and effect this drug has even years after taking it. They do not listen when I repeat over and over that my problem started and has continued since being put on Levaquin. I am 62 years old. I have been a nurse for years I know wen the onset of these problems began. I have been told only under 1% of the population is affected. and the symptoms leave immediately upon completion of the drug. This is not true but good luck trying to convince a Doctor of these facts.

  • Jim Moorhouse January 22, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I took only two lousy doses and my tendons in both my calfs gave out. Badly hobbled. I ignored the warnings – I never thought a drug on the open market could be this devastating. Jim

  • Lea Wheatman March 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    One dose of Levofloxacin 750 MG w/ 40MG Prednisone around 4pm yesterday, have not had any sleep since (over 24 hours) itching, hives, rash, pains in stomach & I thought I had done a number on my hip! I will not be taking this med for my sinus/bronchitis! I have a call in to my doctor. I am 75 yrs old & have had sinus infection & bronchitis off & on since before Christmas, 7 Rx’s later here I am again!

  • Karin Borek April 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I was put on Levofloxacin in 2011 for a stubborn sinus infection at age 70 . Have been taking it ever since never knowing and never informed by my doctors that this could cause neuropathy. No one could figure out why I developed severe neuropathy in my feet and leg pain at night. This drug has greatly diminished my quality of life. I had no major health issues prior except for sinus/allergy issues. Why is the medical world and our physicians not warning us of these dangers.

  • Amy Durr June 15, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I had a UTI in May 2010 and was given levaquin. I was 69 at the time. I took 2 doses of levaquin and started having pain in both of my feet. In the tendons that run to each one of my toes. I had read the warning that came with my prescription and called my doctor and told him I couldn’t take it any longer and he wanted to know why. I told him that my feet started hurting and he told me to stop taking it and he prescribed me something else. Never argued with me at all. I’m convinced he knew something could happen when he prescribed it. That was over 7 years ago and I am still having pain in both feet.I went to an orthopedic doctor and he sent me to get arch supports, which helped some ,but still can hardly walk without them. Went to a chiropractor who sold me different arch supports, which didn’t help much either. Have been to 2 podiatrists since then and none of them will say that it was caused by the levaquin. About a year ago I caught my toe on my door sill and threw my right arm up in the air to catch my balance and my rotator cuff popped. Had it repaired surgically and it was so bad he had to make an incision, he couldn’t do the arthroscopic surgery. It has healed and after physical therapy is fine. Earlier this year I had another UTI and my family doctor prescribed Cipro. I took one dose of it with my evening meal and started having sharp stabbing pains in my right foot. I took advill,but they continued until about midnight. A month ago I got out of bed in a hurry and twisted my right foot and have been limping ever since. I have back problems and the limping is making my back hurt worse.Three doctors have told me that they think my foot pain is coming from my back, but it is strange to me that it all started the next day after taking the levaquin and the stabbing pain started right after taking the cipro. I would dearly love to get some compensation for it, but no doctor will admit that it was caused by the drugs and I don’t know how to go about getting anything. I agree that they should be taken off the market and if there is a Black Box warning on them how can the doctors keep prescribing them.

  • Frederick Lindsay June 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I was just prescribed this drug by my new primary Physician, for bronchitis. She only told me that it may cause diarrhea and maybe a yeast infection in my mouth. After taking it two days and feeling disoriented I googled it and was appalled at the side effects that people are suffering. At this point I am afraid to continue the drug for the five remaining days since I am 74 and otherwise in fairly good health. Please tell me if this drug is being recalled or if there is a reason physicians don’t tell their patients about ALL the bad effects possible!

  • Irene soto June 26, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Took my husband to ER for UTI and the Dr was having confusion problems with some other meds and he still turns around and prescribed levoquin proofs Dr don’t listen my husband is 70 yrs old

  • Irene soto June 26, 2017 at 12:39 am

    I meant to say told Dr he was having problems with confusion from other meds and still prescribed levoquin knowing that can cause confusion aniexty and depression my husband was dealing with two eye surgeries and might lose his sight so didn’t he think maybe this prescription wasn’t the right one Drs need to listen to what patients are saying also being diabetic could already have neuropathy

  • Charles Evans July 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I was hospitalized for two days with divertituitis and when discharged was given a 6 day prescription of levofloxacin 750mgs. I began cramping in lower thigh all of a sudden. I became concerned and got on the internet. I have two pills left and I am done. I feel tired also. This new doctor also prescribed me 500 mgs of Metronidazole. why am I so tired?

  • Douglas Wheaton November 12, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    66 years old..Took 1 500MG 11/10 4 PM.. By 10 PM had HORRIBLE nausea and 5 major ,solid, very productive bowel movements by 12 PM next day..
    Did not see any blood.. VERY queasy stomach..NO sleep the first night.. DIZZY.. 11/12 had bad headache back of neck..Aspirin,decongestant,and OLBAS Oil gave some relief.Nausea is improved.STOPPED after the1 pill. Worried about permanent damage somewhere..

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