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Warning: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Nerve Damage

Warning: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Nerve Damage 

The FDA is requiring the drug labels and Medication Guides for all fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs be updated with the serious side effect of peripheral neuropathy. The nerve damage may occur soon after these drugs are taken by mouth or by injection, and may be permanent. The affected fluoroquinolone drugs include: Levaquin (levofloxacin; Janssen), Cipro (ciprofloxacin; Bayer), Avelox (moxifloxacin; Bayer), Noroxin (norfloxacin; Merck), Factive (gemifloxacin; Cornerstone), and Ofloxacin.