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Drug Description: Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is a member of the class of antibiotic medications called fluroguinolones. Levaquin is used to treat lung, sinus, skin, and urinary tract infections caused by certain types of bacteria. Over the last several months Levaquin has come under fire over adverse reactions linked to the medication. Patients taking Levaquin have suffered from tendon pain and tendon rupture that has now been directly tied to the use of Levaquin.
FDA ” Black Box” Warning:
On July 8, 2008 the FDA issued it’s strongest warning, a “black box” warning, for Levaquin and other fluropquinolone medications for an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture among Levaquin users. Tendon rupture could leave the victim incapacitated in tintense pain and may require extensive surgery to repair the damage. The FDA had advised patients taking Levaquin to discontinue use of the drug at the first sign of tendon pain.
If you or a loved one has suffered ruptured tendon or other injury as a result of taking Levafquin, we can help. Please click here to contact Pearson Law or call our toll free number at 888-525-1262 to schedule a FREE initial consultation.