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LegalView Reveals Details of the FDA Mandated Black Box Warning For Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Such as Cipro and Levaquin
Date:7/12/2008

#039; tendon rupture were known among the manufacturers. Factive, similar to Cipro and Levaquin, treats lung bacterial infections for patients 18 years and older.

Finally, adult patients who have been taking Avelox (moxifloxacin HCL) for treatment of either bacterial sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia infections should be aware that an Avelox warning and increase of a black box labeling will also be issued per the FDA's mandate. Because Avelox is part of the fluoroquinolones antibiotic group, the Avelox side effects also consists of an increased risk for tendonitis or tendon tear/rupture.

It is important for individuals who have taken or are currently taking any of these drugs (Levaquin, Cipro, Factive and Avelox) or any of the other fluoroquinolones antibiotics be aware of this increased warning and FDA mandate, as the potential for a prescription drug lawsuit may exist, especially if a patient that previously consumed any of these drugs has suffered from Achilles tendon rupture. It is advisable for a victim to contact an experienced pharmaceutical law firm to receive legal consultation for possible fluoroquinolone-related litigation. It is also important for patients to contact their physician immediately if muscle soreness or tenderness occurs while consuming any of these anti-bacterial prescription drugs, as this may be a sign of tendon rupture.

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