Levaquin Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Head Pain

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • An Infection Due To The Fungus Candida
  • Drowsiness
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Taste Impairment
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • A Serum Sickness Reaction
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder Where The Red Blood Cells Burst
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Brain Function Problem Called Encephalopathy
  • A Type Of Kidney Inflammation Called Interstitial Nephritis
  • A Type Of Muscle Paralysis Due To Blocked Nerve Function Called Neuromuscular Blockade
  • A Type Of Skin Disorder Called Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • An Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • An Allergic Reaction To A Drug
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Dissection Of The Aorta
  • Drug Or Chemical-Induced Sensitivity To Sunlight
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Excessive Diarrhea
  • Hallucinations
  • Hearing Loss
  • High Levels Of Potassium In The Blood
  • High Pressure Within The Skull
  • Inflammation In The Lungs Due To An Allergic Reaction
  • Inflammation Of A Tendon
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Liver With Stoppage Of Bile Flow
  • Inflammation Of The Uvea Of The Eye
  • Inflammation Of The Vein, Or Phlebitis After Infusion
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Multiple Organ Failure
  • Pancreatitis
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri, A Condition With High Fluid Pressure In The Brain
  • Rupture Of A Tendon
  • Rupture Of A Tendon In The Shoulder Area
  • Rupture Of Tendons That Extend The Hand And Wrist
  • Rupture Of Tendons That Flex The Hand And Wrist
  • Rupture Of The Tendon In The Back Of The Heel
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, A Type Of Blood Disorder
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In The Ability To Pay Attention
  • A Change In Vision
  • A Distorted Sense Of Smell Called Parosmia
  • A Painful, Red Or Swollen Tongue
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Abnormal Manner Of Walking
  • Abnormal Sensations Of The Skin
  • Agitation
  • Anemia
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Arthritis
  • Blind Spot In The Eye
  • Chest Pain
  • Confusion
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Double Vision
  • Fainting
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Gas
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Hives
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of The Vagina
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Memory Loss
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nightmares
  • No Sense Of Smell
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Paranoia
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Redness
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • The Appearance Of Crystals In The Urine
  • Toxic Psychosis
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • Widening Of Blood Vessels

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