Levaquin (Antibiotic) – Beware

Posted on Jan 18, 2010 in Pharmaceutical Drugs | 0 comments


Levaquin is in a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). It fights bacteria in the body.

Levaquin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder, or prostate. It is also used to treat bacterial infections that cause bronchitis or pneumonia, and to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax.

Levaquin may cause swelling or tearing of a tendon (the fiber that connects bones to muscles in the body), especially in the Achilles’ tendon of the heel.

Everyone I have talked to that has taken Levaquin is suffering from swelling, numbness, pain, or tearing of tendons. I strongly encourage you to reconsider taking this drug if it is prescribed.


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