18 January, 2017

Signs of an Aortic Dissection

By | January 18th, 2017|FLQ|

An aortic dissection is a true medical emergency that results from a tear of the body's largest blood vessel. If you use fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Levaquin and Avelox, you need to be aware of [...]

11 January, 2017

Why Fluoroquinolones Can Cause Aortic Aneurysms

By | January 11th, 2017|FLQ|

Fluoroquinolones such as such as Levaquin and Avelox are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. However, studies indicate these drugs can lead to bulging of the aorta, a condition known as [...]

3 January, 2017

Fluoroquinolones Linked to Severe Aortic Complications

By | January 3rd, 2017|FLQ|

Fluoroquinolones, a group of powerful antibiotics, have long been linked to severe tendon and ligament damage. Now these drugs are being associated with often-fatal dissections and aneurysms affecting the aorta. Commonly Used, Often Over-prescribed [...]

3 October, 2016

Dear Doctor: Quinolone Vigilance Foundation Informs Physicians of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Risks

By | October 3rd, 2016|FLQ|

On just about every website and product, there is a disclaimer warning users of risks. Yet distressingly, many of the medicines patients are currently prescribed lack such warnings due to lack of action by [...]

3 October, 2016

Why it’s So Important to Talk to Your Doctor Before Taking a Fluoroquinolone

By | October 3rd, 2016|FLQ|

If you are suffering from an infection your doctor may recommend a fluoroquinolone drug such as Avelox, Cipro or Levaquin. But you will need to make 100 percent sure that doctor is aware of [...]

26 September, 2016

FDA Warns Against Prescribing FLQ Antibiotics for Non-Serious Health Conditions

By | September 26th, 2016|FLQ|

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on July 25 that doctors should not prescribe powerful fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Avelox and Levaquin to patients suffering from non-serious infections. These include [...]

20 September, 2016

Comments Pour in After NJ News Story on Fluoroquinolones

By | September 20th, 2016|FLQ|

A New Jersey television station recently aired a story on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning on fluoroquinolones, prompting a flurry of comments to the station's Facebook page. People shared their stories of [...]

23 June, 2016

Fluoroquinolone Litigation Moving Forward

By | June 23rd, 2016|FLQ|

Proceedings are moving forward in litigation involving fluoroquinolone drugs such as Avelox, Levaquin and others. Several issues have been discussed, including a case management plan and the scheduling of the first trial dates. Plaintiffs [...]

15 June, 2016

When to Think Twice About Taking Fluoroquinolones

By | June 15th, 2016|FLQ|

Fluoroquinolones are extremely strong antibiotics that are designed to fight severe, potentially life-threatening infections. Unfortunately, fluoroquinolones such as Avelox and Levaquin are often prescribed for relatively minor illnesses. Even worse, these drugs have been [...]

1 June, 2016

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity: How an Antibiotic Gave Me Seizures

By | June 1st, 2016|FLQ|

As I sat in a large room at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for meetings, I realized something was very wrong. Someone was talking, I saw their lips move, and [...]

1 June, 2016

Fluoroquinolones Antibiotics and Severe Aortic Complications Link

By | June 1st, 2016|FLQ|

We've already known for a long time that fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Avelox, Levaquin and Cipro have been linked to severe – and often permanent – nerve and tendon damage. But two recent studies [...]

20 May, 2016

FDA Acknowledges Scope of Fluoroquinolone Problem, Issues Safety Communication

By | May 20th, 2016|FLQ|

Thanks largely to the public testimony of victims of these drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now realizes just how widespread the problem of antibiotic fluoroquinolone overuse is in the United States. [...]