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9 years 11 months ago #32692 by Patricia
Well it was recalled temporarily in 2008 so a Black Box warning could be added to it. I would not take it...a last resort drug as far as i'm concerned.
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9 years 11 months ago #32687 by bmathews9744
Carol, I just finished my first round of BCG treatments. The first one was a piece of cake, the second and third set me on fire, pain, blood in urine for days. I burned so bad I put a cup of ice in my panties while I was riding for two hours home. I was freaking out about taking another treatment. Pat and Mike helped me a lot in talking me through what to do and what not to do. My uro doc reduced the doseage for my fouth treatment and I had no burning, pain or blood, I had the fifth and sixth treatment at full strength and have had not any problems. I have never had fever or chills, but always feel like truck hit me and joint pain for about 24hours. Everyone of my treatments have left me with differnt side effects.

If you have burning I strongly recommend a small frozen bottle of water between your legs---It really helped me.

Brenda

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9 years 11 months ago #32683 by mmc
I know they gave it to me (20 day dose) for a prostate infection a few years ago. After you mentioned about thinking it was taken off the market, I looked it up.

That is one NASTY antibiotic. I know that nobody told me about all of the risks with levaquin. Wow! Not good.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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9 years 11 months ago #32681 by Patricia
I thought they took that drug off the market?? Hmmm must be back on. Levaquin can cause dark urine which means its affecting your liver. You've got to drink tons of water taking this drug.
See if your doc can't switch you to Keflex.
Definately have it checked if you're not taking any other drugs.
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9 years 11 months ago #32679 by mmc
Joey: You might want to talk to your doctor about a lower dose also. 102 is getting up there and is not considered a low fever when taking BCG.

As you know, BCG can be dangerous. If it gets in the bloodstream it can cause sepsis so any high fever should be reported to the doctor right away.

You probably already are doing that but just in case there are others that read here I wanted to mention that.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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9 years 11 months ago #32678 by mmc
Yes, you certainly want to talk to the doctor if you have bright orange urine.

Here are some things that can cause it: [url=hhttp://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/orange_urine/side-effects.htmttp://]Orange Urine[/url]

Blood can cause orange but usually not "bright".

I'd assume your not on Pyridium (Phenazopyridine)as there would have been a label on the bottle saying it can cause bright orange urine. That is often given to folks on BCG to numb the bladder a bit when there is pain.

Coumadin/Warfarin and other blook thinners.

Anyway, talk to your doctor about that one for sure.

Good luck! Hope you get the dose cut back so your symptoms are not so severe.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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