Can levofloxacin cause muscle atrophy?

Atrohy not described. Levofloxacin can cause tendon rupture,especially Achilis tendon mostly in elderly.Tendinitis can be caused by this. Muscle atrophy has not been described. Should not be used routinely in younger than 18 or above 70.Caution must be exercised if QT prolongation in ECG. Headache,insomnia,pain,dizziness &fatigue are some of the side effects.
Yes, and MUCH more. Levofloxacin and related drugs have been reported to cause muscle atrophy among many other serious side effects. A high percentage report muscle pain, weakness, tendonitis and tendon rupture but it can also cause even more serious longstanding problems. I believe these drugs should only be used as a last resort due to their hazards. See http://tinyurl.com/mzt7798 and http://www.survivingcipro.com.

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I have a muscle atrophy and body mass decrease after taking levofloxacin and amoxicillin. My appetite also decreased since then. Which medicine cause?

Need examination. There's a lot of information missing from your presentation. If I were to take what you're stating at face value then, my best answer is NONE of the medications are causing your complaint of MUSCLE ATROPHY and body mass loss. Something else is going on. I can explain if you'd like to set up an appointment at my URL: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi. Read more...

SBBO and gastroparesis have no known cause? Shouldn't I be having tests ran too figure out what's going on? I am so tired and muscle atrophy! What can

Different conditions. Bacterial overgrowth is treatable and I would recommend starting there. Diabetic gastroparesis is more and more used, otherwise poorly understood, for functional stomach conditions that result in delayed gastric emptying. Both conditions have specific diagnostic criteria. Would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist for further management. Also cut down, if possible on NSAIDS, Advil/ Ibuprofen. Read more...

How is muscle atrophy caused?

2 Types. There are 2 forms of muscle atrophy: disuse atrophy, i.e. This come actual lack of activity or 'using' the muscle. Astronauts on space developed disuse atrophy, and exercise programs were instituted. 2nd type is neurogenic atrophy. This result from injury or damage to the spinal cord or spinal nerves, also from nerve disease such as als, polio, guillain-barre syndrome, muscular dystrophy, etc. Read more...

What causes a? Forward spine curvature and muscle atrophy at the shoulders in a healthy teenager?

Scoliosis, Schuerman. A healthy teenager should be evaluated immediately by a spine specialist if they are developing forward spine curvature which could be a sign of shuermann's disease or scoliosis amongst other possibilities. The muscle atrophy is even more concerning as this typically implies that there is nerve involvement with possible impingement that should be evaluated via MRI as soon as possible. Read more...

Is not eating anything after a workout bad for you? Some days I would lift weights before I slept, but ate in morning. Can this cause muscle atrophy?

Not "bad" It is ideal if you eat a little something to help rebuild the muscles while you sleep. Be sure you are hydrated. Cant say that it causes muscle atrophy...It is simpy not the best plan for your body's recovery. It will use reserves when it should use fresh fuel. Read more...
Not necessarily. I actually prefer eating light before a work-out. Muscle atrophy is usually from lack of use or insufficient protein. Some drugs, like statins, can also cause muscle atrophy. At 17, your muscles should not atrophy unless you are not eating enough. Get protein from nuts, beans, quinoa, and wild salmon. Avoid whey or cassein. If problem persists, see a doctor. Read more...
NO. Regular exercise makes the body burn fat rather than sugar and therefore athletes do not necessarily feel hungry after exercise. There is no danger of muscle atrophy under these circumstances. Read more...
Eat! Independently of your activities you need to eat a balanced diet. The most important meal of the day is breakfast. Never skip it. Not eating some meals very unlikely will cause atrophy of muscles, specially if you are working out. The important thing is to have nutritional intake. A nutritionist is the ideal professional to consult. Read more...
It is bad for you. If you exercise by weight lifting, it is best to replenish the protein and carbohydrates you've needed in order to lift weights within an hour after stopping exercise. You're breaking down muscle by lifting, and consuming protein with some carbs to help absorb the protein in that first hour will help ensure adequate muscle repair and growth. Otherwise, you're just breaking down muscle for energy. Read more...

What medical condition would cause proximal muscle atrophy and fat gut?

Adrenal issues. There are a number of conditions, but addison't disease and alcoholism come to mind first. Seeing a physician is important - the cause needs to be determined in order to treat. Read more...