Cipro, Levaquin, or Avelox

linked to severe nerve damage.

Fluoroquinolones (FLQ) also known as Cipro, Levaquin, or Avelox are commonly prescribed class of antibiotics, with approximately 26 million prescriptions written to treat a wide array of infections each year. There are six types of FLQs available in the U.S., although Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox are the most frequently used and prescribed FLQs. Cipro accounts for up to 80% of prescriptions and is most often used to treat mild to moderate respiratory and urinary tract infections, but can be used to treat gonorrhea. Levaquin makes up approximately 28% of prescriptions and is used to treat bronchitis and pneumonia. Avelox is the least prescribed of the three at around 9% of total prescriptions and is approved to treat ear infections, meningitis, skin infections, and intra-abdominal infections.

Severe Injuries Linked to Taking Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox

While these medications can be life-saving, there are some serious side effects as well. Peripheral neuropathy is a potentially dangerous side effect that results in permanent damage to the peripheral nervous system and can be quite painful. The peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, and damage to this system may make areas of the body abnormally sensitive to touch.

Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Include:

  • Muscle weakness

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Pinching or pain in the hands, arms, legs and feet

If you or a loved one suffered nerve damage from taking Cipro, Levaquin, or Avelox, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:

  • Medical bills

  • Medical treatment

  • Lost wages

  • Family needs

  • Other expenses

Contact us for a free, confidential claim evaluation. 

Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox are

Commonly Prescribed for:

  • Respiratory Infections

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

  • Skin Infections

  • Bacteria that Causes Pneumonia

  • Ear Infections

  • Meningitis

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