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I'm a young olympian who had to quit training 16 months ago due to bilateral Achilles damage after levaquin (levofloxacin) use. Pt for 1 yr failed. Seeking recovery.

I'm a young olympian who had to quit training 16 months ago due to bilateral Achilles damage after levaquin (levofloxacin) use. Pt for 1 yr failed. Seeking recovery.

?: What is the ?/ tendon damage is a known problem with rx using Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin further rx for you would depend on many variables further study by physical exam and ultrasound and or MRI may be of use surg is a possibility also prp or stem cell rx is growing in popularity good luck this recovery will most likely be a long road. ...Read more

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Can levaquin (levofloxacin) use really cause you to need an artificial knee.?

Can levaquin (levofloxacin) use really cause you to need an artificial knee.?

No: Levaquin (levofloxacin) has the potential for many side effects among them tendinitis and tendon rupture up to 6 months after discontinuation. Sever arthritis is not one of them. There is no reported association between this drug and the need for a tkra. ...Read more

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25 y/o m w/intermittent burning muscle tightness/fatigue. Onset 1yr ago along w/achilles damage after levaquin (levofloxacin) use. No tender spots/malaise/sleep/brainfog issues. Fam.History of thyroid/mood disorders?

25 y/o m w/intermittent burning muscle tightness/fatigue. Onset 1yr ago along w/achilles damage after levaquin (levofloxacin) use. No tender spots/malaise/sleep/brainfog issues. Fam.History of thyroid/mood disorders?

Too complex: First you need to rule out any physical issues like tight calf muscles or weakness, are other tendons involved, is it bilateral, weight an issue, back disorder? Ask your doctor about medicines for fibromyalgia. Is stress an issue? This all needs to be sorted out. ...Read more

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Can children use Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Can children use Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Normally Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not used in patients under the age of 18 unless there is a very specific reason to do so. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use levaquin (levofloxacin) while 8 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to use levaquin (levofloxacin) while 8 weeks pregnant?

Not wise: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a type of antibiotic known as a fluoroquinolone. There is some concern about fluoroquinolones causing damage to the growth plates in bones. I would not advise it. ...Read more

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Is stomach pain after levaquin (levofloxacin) antibiotic use normal?

Is stomach pain after levaquin (levofloxacin) antibiotic use normal?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Abdominal pain can occur with Levaquin (levofloxacin). Be sure to notify prescriber of side effects especially if there is severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What would be another antibiotic to use other than levaquin (levofloxacin)? I had a reaction to it, so what can I do?

What would be another antibiotic to use other than levaquin (levofloxacin)? I had a reaction to it, so what can I do?

Depends: Depends on what type of infection you have and where it is located but if Levaquin (levofloxacin) is the only antibiotic you've had a reaction to then chances are good that there's another antibiotic that will work for you. ...Read more