Levaquin is an antibiotic in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Levaquin works by fighting bacteria in the body.
Levaquin is primarily prescribed in treating various types of bacterial infections in the body. Levaquin may also be prescribed for purposes other than those indicated here in this guide.
Levaquin may have any of the following serious side effects and allergic reactions:
- Closing of the throat;
- Difficulty breathing;
- Hallucinations or severe confusion;
- Irregular heartbeats chest pain or fainting;
- Liver damage characterized by yellowing of the skin or eyes;
- Muscle or joint pain;
- Swelling of the lips face or tongue;
If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue using Levaquin and inform your doctor immediately.
Levaquin may also have less serious side effects that are more likely to occur. They include the following:
- Sensitivity to sunlight;
- Ringing of the ears;
- Nausea vomiting diarrhea or constipation;
- Drowsiness dizziness or clumsiness;
If you experience any of these side effects, continue using the product but inform your doctor immediately.
Other side effects may also occur when you take Levaquin. Inform your doctor if you experience anything unusual while or after taking Levaquin.
In some countries Levaquin may also be known as: