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Levofloxacin -- any serious side effects?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Achilles tendinitis
Many serious side effects can occur with levofloxacin; epiocates lists 25 and 2 have black box warnings, meaning they are particularly worrisome.
After several days taking levoflox., the achilles tendon can become sore and rupture; takes a long time to heal. Also myasthenia gravis can worsen, seizures, suicidal thoughts, depression, psychosis, abnormal heart rhythms, severe allergic reactions, etc.

In brief: Achilles tendinitis
Many serious side effects can occur with levofloxacin; epiocates lists 25 and 2 have black box warnings, meaning they are particularly worrisome.
After several days taking levoflox., the achilles tendon can become sore and rupture; takes a long time to heal. Also myasthenia gravis can worsen, seizures, suicidal thoughts, depression, psychosis, abnormal heart rhythms, severe allergic reactions, etc.
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