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A 26-year-old male asked:

I been taking levaquin for two weeks now can iit be the cause of my hands feeling swollen and fingers hurting when i make a fist? also flomax (tamsulosin) for pros

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Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Yes levaquin (levofloxacin) : Quinolone antibiotics ( Levaquin (levofloxacin) ) may have the side effect of joint aches and pain and to a lesser extent but of greater consequence tendon rupture ( achilles' tendon being the most common). These side effects are uncommon but you need to be aware of.
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