Several studies have indicated at least a 2X increased risk of an Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection with use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics including Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox.
How is Levaquin used?
It is never recommended to use any medicine without your doctor’s prescription, but some people used Levaquin Levofloxacin without prescription and had to face the consequences.
The doctors suggest taking it orally, usually once a day. The dose can vary depending on the extent of the infection. It is recommended to use Levofloxacin with lots of fluids like milk and juices. You should have to take a break from food for 2 hours before and after taking this medicine. It will make the medicine work the best.
What are some common side effects of Levaquin?
There are some minor side effects that a person using Levofloxacin can notice. The following is the list of all those common risks that you must keep your eyes on.
- Abdominal gas
What are some rare side effects of using Levofloxacin?
Levaquin doesn’t only have common issues, but some rare problems make it more dangerous to health than anything else. People think that just a minor antibiotic can do no harm to their health, but the truth is contrary to that. We have listed down some of the rare side effects that were seen in a few patients, but we are mentioning here to inform you of these nasty effects of antibiotics so that you can be aware. Let’s have a look!
Low blood sugar level
Some patients consumed Levaquin had issues with high potassium levels in the blood, which caused Hyperkalemia in those patients. Although potassium is a healthy nutrient found in food, exceeding a certain level can make it hazardous for health. Hyperkalemia is a disease caused when potassium level exceeds a limit and becomes too high. High potassium levels can cause significant damage to your heart and cause a heart attack. The worst part of Hyperkalemia is that there is no visible symptom that warns you about the damage.
Another life-threatening disease caused by the unattended use of Levaquin is hemolytic anaemia. It is a disease in which the person’s red blood cells start destroying faster than they are made. Red blood cells have the duty to supply oxygen to all parts of the body, but you have anaemia if you don’t have a normal amount of red blood cells. Due to this anaemia, the tissues and muscles in your body don’t grow as they should. As a result, the body growth is retarded, and the person is dragged towards death. Keep a thing in mind that bacterial infections are a significant cause of Hemolytic anaemia.
How can Selinger Law Group help you with the side effects of Levaquin?
You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one experienced any of the following:
- Aortic Aneurysm: a bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart to the body.
- Aortic Dissection: an aortic dissection is a serious condition in which a tear occurs in the inner layer of the body’s main artery (aorta).
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