The FDA Orders Changes to Labels of Fluoroquinolones

The FDA Orders Changes to Labels of Fluoroquinolones

Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-May-2016

According to a recent news report, the United States Food and Drug Administration has announced that changes will be made to labels of fluoroquinolones, which are antibacterial drugs. The changes will require drug manufacturers to provide updated box warnings and medication guides that explain to consumers that the side effects of such medications may seriously outweigh the benefits for individuals suffering from bronchitis, sinusitis, and urinary tract infection that can be treated in other ways.

What Potential Side Effects Are Associated with Fluoroquinolones?

The FDA reports that these types of drugs have been associated with disabling side effects, some of which have caused permanent and serious damages to the following parts of the body:

  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Joints
  • Nerves
  • Central nervous system

As of now, The FDA has released a statement, which says that the association will continue to examine the efficacy and safety of these drugs and will be sure to keep the public and medical care providers updated with any new information they may acquire.

What Specific Medications Are Being Examined?

Sources state that the FDA is continuing examinations and research on various types of fluoroquinolones that have been deemed potentially dangerous. However, recently studies show that some specific harmful fluoroquinolones are those listed below:

  • Avelox
  • Cipro
  • Levaquin

Have You Suffered Harm From Using Fluoroquinolones?

If you or someone you love has suffered negative side effects after using any type of fluoroquinolone, it is crucial you contact an Orlando personal injury lawyer at The Maher Law Firm right away. We can examine your health condition, medical documents, history, and side effects to determine who should be held responsible for your injuries. Because we are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured, we will do everything in our power to ensure you are cared for from beginning to end. At our firm, we are zealous in our fight to hold dangerous drug manufacturers responsible for their actions.

To discuss your case, contact The Maher Law Firm today, or fill out a free case evaluation! We are backed by decades of experience!

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