LEVOFLOXACIN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • constipation
    • dizziness
    • difficulty sleeping
    • headache
    • diarrhea

    INFREQUENT side effects

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      • an infection due to the fungus Candida
      • indigestion
      • drowsiness
      • taste impairment
      • trouble breathing
      • nausea
      • vomiting
      • stomach cramps
      • nervousness

      RARE side effects

      If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

      • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
      • low blood sugar
      • high levels of potassium in the blood
      • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
      • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
      • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
      • low levels of white blood cells
      • mental problems from taking the drug
      • suicidal thoughts
      • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
      • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
      • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
      • a type of muscle paralysis due to blocked nerve function called neuromuscular blockade
      • inflammation of the uvea of the eye
      • hearing loss
      • heart valve regurgitation
      • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
      • prolonged QT interval on EKG
      • abnormal heart rhythm
      • inflammation of the blood vessels
      • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
      • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
      • acute liver failure
      • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
      • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
      • acute kidney failure
      • drug or chemical-induced sensitivity to sunlight
      • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
      • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
      • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
      • inflammation of a tendon
      • 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
      • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
      • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
      • hallucinations
      • seizures
      • a skin rash
      • excessive diarrhea
      • abnormal liver function tests
      • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
      • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
      • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
      • a serum sickness reaction
      • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
      • high pressure within the skull
      • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
      • pancreatitis
      • multiple organ failure
      • dissection of the aorta
      • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
      • dissection of artery
      • aneurysm of aorta
      • inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis after infusion

      If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

      • anemia
      • decreased blood platelets
      • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
      • toxic psychosis
      • nightmares
      • agitation
      • hyperactive behavior
      • double vision
      • a change in vision
      • ringing in the ears
      • widening of blood vessels
      • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
      • a painful, red or swollen tongue
      • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
      • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
      • inflammation or infection of the vagina
      • itching
      • hives
      • fainting
      • sensation of spinning or whirling
      • fever
      • muscle tremors
      • a distorted sense of smell called parosmia
      • abnormal manner of walking
      • decreased appetite
      • nosebleed
      • gas
      • the appearance of crystals in the urine
      • a change in the ability to pay attention
      • no sense of smell
      • anxious feelings
      • fast heartbeat

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