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Avelox Antibiotic Linked to Tendon Ruptures
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Avelox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride, is in a class of drugs known as fluoroquinolones, which includes Cipro and Levaquin. Avelox antibiotic is used to fight bacterial infections and is generally prescribed to treat bacterial sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, and community-acquired pneumonia. However, Avelox side effects include tendon ruptures and tears.
Avelox antibiotic tendon ruptures can involve the Achilles heel, shoulder, hand, bicep or thumb. The risk of tendon ruptures is increased in patients older than 60, people who have received kidney, heart or lung transplants, and people on steroid therapy. Tendon swelling and tendon rupture can also occur in patients who do not have any of those risk factors. Furthermore, tendon ruptures can occur up to several months after treatment with Avelox is complete.
Avelox Tendon Rupture
Avelox carries a black box warning alerting patients to the risk of Avelox tendon rupture and tendonitis (tendinitis). The warning came after Public Citizen—a public advocacy group—and the Illinois Attorney General's office petitioned the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place a black box warning on Avelox.
Avelox Side Effects
Avelox has also been linked to an increased risk of liver injury including liver failure. This risk has been reflected on labeling information for the drug in Canada and in Europe.
According to Bayer's website, Avelox has been used to treat 109 million patients worldwide.
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Last updated on Mar-4-15
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