Minneapolis, St. Paul Injury Lawyers, Lord & Faris Can Help you Evaluate Your Levaquin Claim. 1-612-333-LORD.
Levaquin is a fluoroquinolone class antibiotic, which also includes the drugs Cipro, Tenquin, and Avelox. Of these class of drugs, Levaquin has had the most lawsuits filed alleging injury.
Levaquin may be prescribed as a liquid, tablet, or injection. It is manufactured by Ortho-McNeill, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. It is prescribed for a variety of bacterial infections, from pneumonia to urinary tract infections. The drug was approved by the FDA in 1996. However, in 2002, a “black box” warning was added advising of the possibility of tendon rupture. In 2007 the “black box” warning was amended to include the risk of tendonitis.
Anyone taking a prescription drug or using a prescribed medical device should be informed of potentially dangerous side effects of that drug or device. Tendon rupture or tendonitis may affect the rotator cuff (shoulder), Achilles tendon, the hand and thumb, or the biceps. The risks increase for those over the age of 60 as well as for anyone also taking corticosteroids. There have also been reported side effects such as hair loss and nerve damage.
If you are currently taking Levaquin and experience any of the following symptoms in your joints, you should contact your doctor immediately:
If you or a loved one have taken Levaquin and are concerned you may have suffered dangerous side effects, call for a free consultation with the drug specialists at Lord & Faris. We have the experience and the expertise to take on the big pharmaceutical companies on behalf of our injured clients. Call (612) 333-LORD today. We have three Twin Cities offices to serve you.
Were you injured by a defective drug or supplement? If so, please save the product and instructions for the product. Also, if you have the box the product came in that would be helpful. All of this information may be vital to proving your case.
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