Levaquin Side Effects
In 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was updating the warning labels for fluoroquinolone antibiotics to better describe the risk of serious a fluoroquinolone side effect known as peripheral neuropathy. This serious side effect could be permanent and could reportedly occur soon after beginning treatment of the drugs.
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The drugs have been linked to an increased risk of peripheral neuropathy, reportedly only seen in fluoroquinolones taken by mouth or injection.
Levaquin and Peripheral Neuropathy
The FDA recommends that patients who develop symptoms of peripheral neuropathy tell their health care professionals immediately.
The FDA announced the label change after a review of its Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) showed a link between fluoroquinolones and disabling peripheral neuropathy. In its Drug Safety Communication, the FDA noted that because AERS is a spontaneous reporting system it is not possible to calculate the incidence of peripheral neuropathy.
Levaquin and Tendon Rupture
Lawsuits have been filed against fluoroquoinolone makers concerning the risks of tendon rupture. Attorneys are investigating possible lawsuits concerning peripheral neuropathy.
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