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 over 29.7 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 is most often used to treat mild to moderate respiratory and urinary tract infections, but can be used to treat gonorrhea. Levaquin is used to treat bronchitis and pneumonia. Avelox is approved to treat ear infections, meningitis, skin infections, and intra-abdominal infections.

Severe Injuries Linked to Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox

While these medications can be life-saving, there are some serious side effects associated with FLQs. Peripheral neuropathy is a potentially dangerous side effect that results in permanent damage to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Damage to the peripheral 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

Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox are

Commonly Prescribed for:

  • Respiratory Infections

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

  • Skin Infections

  • Bacteria that Causes Pneumonia

  • Ear Infections

  • Meningitis

Do not stop taking medication without speaking with your health care professional.


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