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Fluoroquinolones (Levaquin, Avelox, Cipro)

Fluoroquinolones (Levaquin, Avelox, Cipro) Dangerous Drug Attorneys

Fluoroquinolones (Levaquin, Avelox, Cipro) Dangerous Drug Attorneys

Fluoroquinolones are the most common type of antibiotic medication used to treat bacterial infections.  First approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the 1980s,1 fluoroquinolones are often prescribed to treat, as well as to prevent, various infections.

Despite their popularity and efficacy, however, fluoroquinolones have been linked to some serious, irreversible side effects. If you or a loved one has developed serious health complications after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, you may have a claim for financial recovery against the drug maker.

The lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm are dedicated to helping injured people seek compensation and justice when risky drugs – like fluoroquinolones – harm them. Tireless, strategic and diligent, our attorneys can provide you with superior representation and advocacy when it is time to seek compensation and justice for the serious damage caused by fluoroquinolones.

Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics that have been linked to heart complications and other serious side effects. Those harmed by fluoroquinolones can have legal options to seek financial recovery for their losses.

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Fluoroquinolones: What They Are & How They Work

Available in oral, injection and topical cream form, fluoroquinolones can be used to treat a range of bacterial infections, including (but not limited to):

  • Anthrax
  • Bacterial pneumonia
  • Bacterial prostatosis (inflammation of the prostate gland)
  • Bone, skin and joint infections
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Lower respiratory tract infections
  • Typhoid
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs).

These drugs work by targeting and killing the bacteria causing the infection. Some of the various fluoroquinolones that have been available in the U.S. include (but are not limited to):

  • Avelox (moxifloxacin), made by Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Bayer)
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin), made by Bayer
  • Factive (gemifloxacin), made by Cornerstone Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Levaquin (levofloxacin), made by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)
  • Noroxin (norfloxacin), made by Merck (and discontinued in April 2014)
  • Ocuflox (ofloxacin), made by Allergen.

Of these, Cipro is the most commonly prescribed, comprising about 2 in every 3 fluoroquinolone prescriptions issued in the U.S. every year.

Common side effects associated with fluoroquinolones can include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Sleeping problems.
Serious Side Effects Linked to Fluoroquinolones
FDA Warnings for Fluoroquinolones
Fluoroquinolone Lawsuits & Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
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