Fluoroquinolones (FLQ) are a powerful type of broad-spectrum antibiotic drug used to treat bacterial infections, antibiotic-resistant infections, and hospital-acquired infections. An internal FDA safety review found this drug class to be associated with disabling and potentially permanent, serious side effects, which the manufacturer did not warn patients of.
Infections that are often treated with FLQs include hospital-acquired pneumonia, bloodstream infections, staph infections, urinary tract infections, methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) and Klebsiella pneumonia.
Current FLQs available in the United States include Cipro (ciprofloxacin); Factive (gemifloxacin); Levaquin, Quixin, Iquix (levofloxacin); Vigamox, Avelox, Moxeza (moxifloxican); Noroxin (norfloxican); and Floxin, Ocuflox (ofloxican).
Peripheral Neuropathy occurs as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system, which sends information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body, usually causing weakness, numbness, and stabbing or burning pain.
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