Serious and Rare Reactions to Levaquin

Levaquin Side Effects to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with Levaquin that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
  • Pain, swelling, bruising, or rupture of a tendon
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice), upper right abdominal pain, light-colored stools, or dark urine
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) in people with diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, or any other unusual changes in thoughts or behavior
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Fainting
  • Heart palpitations or an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Any unusual sensations, such as burning, numb, tingly, or pricking sensations
  • Any joint or muscle problems
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:


    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling (especially of the lips, mouth, or throat)
    • Wheezing or other breathing problems



Rare Side Effects Seen With Levaquin

There are other, rare Levaquin side effects that can occur. These side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people taking the medication. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by Levaquin or something else.
These rare Levaquin side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Anemia
  • Loss of appetite
  • A spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Changes in taste or smell
  • Voice changes
  • Ringing of the ears (tinnitus)
  • Flushing
  • Sensitivity to the sun.
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