Posts Tagged 'fluroquinolone toxicity'

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

fluoroquinolone lawsuits consolidated into mdlThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation recently agreed to consolidate all pending federal fluoroquinolone lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation. The initial order named 20 lawsuits in 15 districts to be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Minnesota.

Fluoroquinolones are a group of wide-spectrum antibiotics generally used to treat respiratory and urinary infections. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested in 2008 that manufacturers include ...

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FDA to Hear Complaints from Fluoroquinolone Patient

fda to hear testimony on FQADThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hear complaints from a patient who claims fluoroquinolones left her with neurological damage and ruptured tendons, ABC 8 News (WRIC) reports.

Fluoroquinolones, a family of broad-spectrum antibiotics used to treat hospital-acquired respiratory and urinary infections, have been linked to multiple severe side effects. In 2008, the FDA requested that fluoroquinolones include a boxed warning detailing the drugs’ link to tendon damage and ...

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Fluoroquinolones Linked to Increased Risk of Aortic Aneurysm, Dissection

new risks associated with fluoroquinolonesAccording to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine, fluoroquinolones may increase users’ risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection.

Fluoroquinolones are a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat serious respiratory and urinary bacterial infections, especially those acquired in hospitals. Brand-name examples include Cipro, Factive, Levaquin, Avelox, Noroxin, and Floxin, which in total were prescribed to 23 million patients in 2011.

Fluoroquinolones have already been linked to severe nerve damage. In ...

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Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Gets an Official New Name

2013 saw the emergence of a new side effect associated with the use of antibiotics containing fluroquinolone. And, while fluroquinolone may not exactly roll off the tongue, names like Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox are very well known. Millions of prescriptions for the drugs and their generic counterparts are written every year.

The complaints revolve around the drugs’ tendency to cause peripheral neuropathy or, putting it a bit more simply, nerve damage.

This damage commonly manifests as shooting pain ...

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