What causes leg pain while on Levaquin?

Posted on Mon, 5 Dec 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My doctor prescribed 750mg of Levaquin for walking pneumonia. I have completed my 5th day of 7 in taking this medication and have begun to have mild dull pain in legs. Should I quit taking this med. or finish the last 2 days?
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Complete the remaining two days!

Detailed Answer:

I will suggest that you complete the remaining two days. These side effects of muscle aches are well documented. Make sure you drink much water and this would be just fine.

I wish you well and keep me posted.
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