Thousands of patients have reported terrible reactions to Levaquin, which is a powerful type of antibiotic. It belongs to a family of antibiotics known as Fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones are used for a variety of very serious illnesses, including anthrax and the plague.
Patients have reported reactions such as numbness, a very strong burning sensation, muscle weakness, and tendon problems. Other people have reported psychiatric reactions after using the drug, such as being unable to understand what people are saying after taking the drug. The FDA has given Levaquin a black box warning, which is the most serious warning that a medication can get before being pulled off the market. The FDA has warned that the drugs can cause damage to the central nervous system.
According to some experts, the biggest problem with Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones is inappropriate use. They are very powerful drugs, and should only be prescribed in certain situations. However, doctors are prescribing them to treat non-life-threatening conditions such as sinus infections.
If you have taken Levaquin and suffered a serious adverse reaction, you may have a legal claim against the manufacturer of the drug as well as the doctor who prescribed it. Call the defective drug attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. You can also visit us on Twitter to learn more.