The possibility that Levaquin might harm a developing baby has not been ruled out.
Levaquin should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit outweighs the possible risk. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Levaquin is likely to appear in breast
milk and could harm a nursing infant. Levaquin is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to stop nursing until your treatment is finished.
In rare cases, Levaquin has caused convulsions and other nervous disorders. If you develop any warning signs of a nervous reactionóranging from restlessness and tremors to depression and hallucinationsóstop taking Levaquin and
call your doctor.
Levaquin may cause dizziness or light-headedness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Levaquin affects you. Hypersensitivity to quinolone
antibiotics can, in rare instances, lead to severe illnesses ranging from blood disorders to liver or kidney failure.
The first sign of a developing problem is often a rash; so you should stop taking Levaquin and check with your doctor when any type of skin disorder appears. Remember, too, that an immediate allergic reaction is also a possibility (see \"Most important fact about this drug\"). A case of diarrhea during Levaquin therapy could signal development of the potentially dangerous condition
known as pseudomembranous colitis, an inflammation of the bowel. Call your doctor for treatment at the first sign of a problem. Stop taking Levaquin, avoid exercise, and call your doctor if you develop pain, inflammation, or a rupture in a tendon. Quinolone antibiotics have been known to cause tendon rupture during
and after therapy. The danger of this is greater when quinolones are combined with steroid medications, especially among older adults.
In rare cases, Levaquin has been known to cause heartbeat irregularities.
Avoid Levaquin, if you are taking other medications that can change the heartbeat, or if you have a condition that predisposes you to this problem, such as a weak heart, a slow heartbeat, or low potassium.
If you have a kidney condition, make sure the doctor is aware of it. Your Levaquin dosage may need to be lowered.
Levaquin side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Levaquin.
More common side effects of Levaquin: May include, headache, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping.
Less common or rare side effects of Levaquin: May include abdominal pain, abnormal dreams, abnormal vision, aggressiveness, agitation, anemia, angina, anxiety, asthma, bad taste, back pain, bone inflammation, blood abnormalities, blood clot, bursitis, changeable emotions, chest pain, circulatory failure, colitis, coma, confusion, coughing, decreased senses, dehydration, depression,
difficulty breathing, difficulty concentrating, disorientation, disturbed sense of smell, dizziness, double vision, drowsiness, dry mouth, exaggerated sense of well-being, fainting, fever, fungal infection, gas, general feeling of unwellness,
genital infection and itching, hallucination, heart attack, heart failure, high or low blood pressure, high or low blood sugar, hives, impaired thinking, impotence, indigestion, intestinal bleeding, intestinal inflammation, involuntary muscle movement, irregular heartbeat, itching, joint inflammation and pain, kidney disorders, lack of muscle coordination, liver disorders, loss of appetite, lung
inflammation, muscle pain, muscle tension, muscle weakness, nervousness, nosebleed, pancreatitis, paralysis, purple or red spots on skin, rapid or slow heartbeat, rash, ringing in the ears, seizures, skin disorders, sinus or nasal inflammation, sleep disorders, speech difficulty or disorder, sweating, swelling, swollen
tongue, trembling, tendon inflammation, tremor, tumor, vaginal inflammation, vertigo, vomiting, weakness, weight loss, yeast infection, yellowing of eyes and skin.