Levofloxacin induced psychosis: a rare case report

Daleep Singh, Akhil Kapoor, Mukesh Kumar Singhal, Vikram Singh, Harvindra Singh Kumar


Levofloxacin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic for treating bacterial infections in routine clinical practice. A wide range of side-effects have been ascribed to the quinolone group of drugs, the most common being gastrointestinal. Central nervous system is rarely involved; neuropsychiartic complications are among the least reported adverse reactions. We report a rare case of levofloxacin induced acute psychosis in a young male presenting in out-patient department with signs of urinary tract infection along with pneumonitis.


Levofloxacin, Acute psychosis, Quinolone

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