Posts Tagged 'fluoroquinolone toxicity'

Fluoroquinolones to Get Stronger Warning Labels

fluoroquinolones get tougher warning labelsAs fears of a surge in antibiotic resistant bacteria continue to grow, one class of drugs has been drawing attention for more immediate reasons. The drugs, known as fluoroquinolones, or FLQs; and marketed under familiar names like Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, and Factive, have been linked to increased instances of peripheral neuropathy and other serious injuries.

Peripheral neuropathy is generally referred to as nerve damage. Patients experiencing peripheral neuropathy can suffer from a ...

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What Injuries Have Been Associated with Fluoroquinolone Associated Disability?

list of fluoroquinolone associated disability injuries growingThe list of injuries linked with fluoroquinolone associated disability seems to grow every day. Fluoroquinolones are a frequently-prescribed broad spectrum antibiotic mostly used to treat respiratory and urinary infections.

When the issue of fluoroquinolone associated disability was first raised, complaints centered mostly on peripheral neuropathy; or, stated more simply, nerve damage. Patients experiencing nerve damage as a result of fluoroquinolone associated disability endure shooting pain throughout their extremities, as well as burning ...

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What is Fluoroquinolone Associated Disability?

fluoroquinolone associated disability cases on the riseAntibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed drugs in modern medicine. Sometimes it can seem as though simply showing up at a doctor’s office guarantees you a prescription for some kind of antibiotic drug. They are prescribed with such frequency that the medical community now fears that a new epidemic of antibiotic-resistant germs has begun.

One class of antibiotics is drawing specific attention; not because of the resistance of ...

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