What should I know about Levaquin before taking it?

It is important to know that Levaquin may cause anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It is possible that this medicine may also cause skin reactions of peeling, blistering, red lesions; acne breakouts; or ulcers. Levaquin can increase your risk for tendinitis or a tendon rupture especially if you are over the age of 60. You should know that Levaquin can cause confusion or tiredness; therefore, you should not operate any machinery or drive a car. Some cases of nerve damage have been reported in people taking similar drugs, leading to pain, numbness, tingling or weakness, which is sometimes irreversible. 

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