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Levaquin.. Exposed to sunlight..

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Old 01-05-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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Levaquin.. Exposed to sunlight..

Well ive been taking levaquin for a few weeks now, but i made the mistake of going into a tanning bed for 12 minutes last night, the first half hour after i felt ok, but then my legs started to burn as well as my arms and back.

I was reading that it causes photoxcity, what are symptoms?

right now it just feels like a bad sunburn, as in i can barley walk normal...

Web Md, says symptoms can occur up to 20 years after the medication is stopped.

except it dosnt say what the symptoms are

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Old 01-07-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: Levaquin.. Exposed to sunlight..

I believe symptoms are like that of a sunburn. Red, itchy, burning skin. Sensitivity to sunlight also means tanning beds when a medicine has that warning. You may even need to wait a few weeks after stopping the medicine to be out in the sun, or use a good sunscreen.
Maybe someone else will have a response to this also.

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