Levaquin treatment linked to increased risk of tendinitis, tendon ruptures and tears, and other serious injuries.
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Levaquin under FDA Black Box Warning
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class used orally or intravenously to treat a great variety of bacterial infections. The FDA required the makers of Levaquin to add a serious black box warning to the drug because of links to side effects including tendon ruptures, torn tendons, and Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
Typically, the tendon rupture or other injury occurs near the end of a 7 or 14 day course of Levaquin treatment. But tendon rupture or other damage linked fluoroquinolone antibiotic treatments may occur weeks or months after the Levaquin treatment has been completed. Tendons subjected to heavy stress such as the Achilles tendon, rotator cuff, and tendons supporting the knee can rupture quickly and without warning symptoms.
Get a Free Case Evaluation if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms:
- Tendon Rupture
- Achilles Tendon Problems
- Tendon or Ligament Tears
- Other Tendon Disorders
- Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
Signs and symptoms indicating possible tendon rupture or tendonitis include:
- Sudden and severe joint pain
- A snap or a pop in the tendon area
- Difficulty moving the affected area
- Swelling in the tendon area
- Bruising around the tendon area
- Severe Skin Rash
Risks of developing Levaquin associated and tendon rupture, tendon tearing, or Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is higher in people older than 60, people taking corticosteroid drugs, and in lung, kidney, and heart transplant recipients.
If you or a loved one is experiencing tendon pain, Achilles tendon rupture, rotator cuff pain, or severe skin rash after receiving Levaquin treatment, contact us today for a free case evaluation from a Law Office experienced in drug recall litigation and lawsuits.
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