Fluoroquinolone Side Effects

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Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are a group of antibiotics used to treat infections occurring in the respiratory and urinary tracts, as well as in the abdomen and of the skin. Bronchitis, acute sinusitis and pneumonia may be treated with fluoroquinolones. These drugs are synthetic (made artificially through chemical process rather than naturally occurring) and were first introduced on the market in 1986.

Common brand names of fluoroquinolone antibiotics include:

  • Cipro
  • Levaquin
  • Floxin
  • Noroxin
  • Penetrex
  • Trovan
  • Avelox
  • Maxaquin
  • Tequin

Tendon Injury and Fluoroquinolones

Although antibiotics and fluoroquinolones in particular may have a number of benefits in treating infections, these drugs may cause serious side effects. The most common side effect linked to fluoroquinolone antibiotics is tendon damage. Ruptured tendons, particularly to the Achilles tendon or tendons in the hands or shoulders, have resulted in long-term disabilities or the need for surgery to attempt to repair damage. Tendonitis, tendon rupture and other types of tendon damage may all be linked to fluoroquinolones.

Have you or a loved one suffered tendon damage or any adverse side effect as a result of taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics? A drug injury lawyer at our law firm can meet with you to talk about your ability to take legal action for your injuries. In filing a civil lawsuit against the manufacturer or perhaps the doctor who prescribed fluoroquinolones, you may be able to recover financial compensation for medical care, lost wages and other damages or injuries you or your family have experienced. By talking to an experienced attorney as soon as possible, you can be sure that your legal options are explored and your rights well-protected throughout the legal process associated with filing a claim.

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