Cipro and Levaquin are fluoroquinolones, which are types of powerful antibiotics that can be used to treat bacterial infections when other standard antibiotics are not effective. Although these drugs can be lifesaving, they have also been linked to serious complications. If you have suffered serious side effects after taking Cipro or Levaquin, you may wish to speak with an attorney.
Cipro and Levaquin have been found to be effective against some serious types of infections, such as respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other infections. They are also sometimes used if a patient is allergic to penicillin, or if the infection is resistant to penicillin or amoxicillin.
While Cipro and Levaquin can be considered miracle treatments by many doctors and patients, they also can have very serious side effects. The most serious side effect is they can tear the walls within the aorta. Those tears can lead to the formations of clots that could cause strokes or heart failure. Some of the complications associated with these medications include strokes, heart failure, aortic aneurysm, and peripheral neuropathy.
Many patients who have suffered from serious complications after taking Cipro or Levaquin are now suing the drugs’ manufacturers, claiming that they were not told of the serious side effects of these drugs. If you have suffered issues that you believe are a result of Cipro or Levaquin, you should speak with an attorney. If you are in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-651-8272. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.