Cipro, Levaquin & Avelox

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Cipro, Levaquin & Avelox

Cipro, Levaquin, & Avelox belong to a family of drugs known as fluoroquinolones, which are the most commonly used type of antibiotic in the United States, often prescribed to treat urinary tract infections and respiratory infections. Over 26 million Americans take these drugs in some form every year. Although these medications can be life-saving, they may produce some severe side effects, according to some studies. This includes:

  • Two types of damage to the aorta: dissection and aneurysms
  • Permanent and painful nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy
  • Tendon ruptures

Many of these side effects are either fatal or may result in permanent disability.

What Do These Drugs Treat?

In addition to treating urinary tract infections and respiratory infections, Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox are often used to treat several other conditions, including:

  • Bronchitis
  • Salmonella
  • Skin Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Joint and Bone Infections
  • Gastroenteritis

What is an Aortic Aneurysm?

The JAMA Internal Medicine recently linked the use of such drugs with aortic aneurysms or dissection, which is a potentially fatal condition. The main artery exiting the heart weakens and balloons out and may tear apart. Taking any of these antibiotics doubles the risk of experiencing an aortic aneurysm. Both aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection have high morbidity rates and most patients experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest before the diagnosis is even made.

Another study by the BMJ found a three-fold increase in the risk of aortic aneurysm after following 1.7 million patients, a third of whom received a prescription for a fluoroquinolone.

Protecting the Rights of Consumers

At Klein Frank, P.C., we can help hold the manufacturer of a dangerous drug responsible. With our help, you may obtain monetary compensation for medical care, lost income, rehabilitative care, and other injury-related costs. We currently handle cases involving Levaquin, Avelox or Cipro. However, we do not handle cases involving generics such as Ciprofloxin. Our skilled legal team will create an innovative and personalized strategy specifically for your case that is aimed at delivering results.

Call us today for a free consultation at (303) 622-3876.

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