Who should not take Levaquin Solution?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • diabetes
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • slow heartbeat
  • low blood sugar
  • a low seizure threshold
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • myasthenia gravis
  • a skeletal muscle disorder
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • severe hardening of the arteries in the brain
  • kidney transplant
  • rupture of a tendon
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • seizures
  • heart transplant
  • aneurysm of aorta
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • liver problems
  • inflammation of a tendon
  • hallucinations
  • muscle tremors
  • lung transplant
  • dissection of the aorta
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • torsades de pointes
  • a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3B (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3A (moderate)


  • Quinolones

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