Reaction of hives to Levaquin

by Johanna
(Carson City, NV)

A few years ago, I was given a prescription for Levaquin by a dentist who said I had an infection in my mouth. I do not know why he did not just prescribe Amoxycillin. He gave me a sample pill before I left his office and I took it with a swig of water.


I went straight to Longs Drugs after that to fill the prescription. While I was waiting and browsing in the aisles, I noticed large bumps appearing on my arms. They were not itchy but were showing up with greater frequency all the time.

I went to the pharmacy desk and showed them my reaction, asking them what I should do. They told me to go and get some benadryl off the shelves, pay for it, and to take the recommended dosage. Fortunately, that did the trick. I had them call the dentist's office and they changed the prescription to amoxycillin, which did not give me any trouble.

I have never before or since had such a reaction to anything taken by mouth. Reading about some of the other reactions I could have had makes me shudder and realize that I was very lucky. I have made sure to note to any medical professionals that I am allergic to Levaquin so that I am not accidentally given one of this family of drugs.

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Simple Allergic Reaction
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Johanna,

You 'just' have a 'simple' allergic reaction, which is a common Side Effect of Levaquin and your reaction does NOT mean that you would have been affected with Levaquin Tendonitis or that you have a higher chance of being affected by it.

While you SHOULD always avoid the Quinolones, an allergic reaction is an ENTIRELY different reaction to these drugs than Levaquin Tendonitis. The people who have these disabling reactions, tendon ruptures, etc. are NOT allergic to them and do not get hives, etc. You are FORTUNATE to be allergic to these drugs because you will be unable to ever take them again. Yippee!

The people who experience Levaquin Tendonitis are not so lucky and have no outward signs that this reaction is happening until they have a ruptured tendon, panic attacks, disability, etc. And their reactions don't go away with Benadryl. The effects from Levaquin Tendonitis can last years or a lifetime...




Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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