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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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New Study: Fluoroquinolones May Contribute to Aortic Aneurysms

fluoroquinolones linked to aortic aneurysmsIn addition to showing an association between fluoroquinolones and tendon rupture, a new study published by BMJ Open also finds that the popular antibiotics may contribute to aortic aneurysms. Researchers analyzed data from over 1.7 million older adults and observed roughly tripled incidences of tendon rupture and aortic aneurysms in those who took fluoroquinolone (FLQs).

Fluoroquinolones are a widely prescribed type of broad-spectrum antibiotics, used primarily in treating urinary and respiratory infections. ...

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Fluoroquinolone MDL to Hold Initial Status Conference in December

An initial status conference will be held on December 8 to discuss and organize the newly centralized fluoroquinolone MDL. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim, who is overseeing the Minnesota District litigation, will likely want to appoint lawyers from both sides to leadership roles and begin the discovery process.

Fluoroquinolones (FLQs), a family of broad-spectrum antibiotics, drew attention recently when a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel voted to recommend that manufacturers strengthen the warning labels on ...

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Public Citizen Calls for Black Box Warning for Fluoroquinolone Heart Rhythm Problems

criticism for fluoroquinolones over heart rhythm problemsPublic Citizen, a prominent consumer advocacy group, has called for a black box warning on the labels of fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Levaquin, Avelox, and Cipro indicating the risk of heart rhythm complications due to the drugs’ side effects.

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which are frequently used to treat urinary and respiratory infections, have already been linked to a slew of other health risks. In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

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