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ALERT - FDA BLACK BOX WARNING

INJURED BY CIPRO?

We can help. If you or a loved one have suffered from the possible dangerous side effects of the CIPRO family of antibiotics (fluoroquinolones) please fill out the form on this page or call 1-800-624-8888.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones will need to carry a black box warning alerting physicians to the increased risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture associated with their use.

Tendons are cords of tissue that join muscles and bones, and are essential in movement. The most common kind of rupture reported to the FDA involved the Achilles' tendon in the heel, but some involved the rotator cuff in the shoulder, and tendons in the hands, biceps and thumbs.

The two leading drugs covered by the warning are Cipro, made by Bayer, and Levaquin, which is made by Ortho-McNeil.


The drugs affected by the warning include: ciprofloxacin (marketed as Cipro and generic ciprofloxacin); ciprofloxacin extended release (marketed as Cipro XR and Proquin XR); gemifloxacin (marketed as Factive); levofloxacin (marketed as Levaquin); moxifloxacin (marketed as Avelox); norfloxacin (marketed as Noroxin); and ofloxacin (marketed as Floxin and generic ofloxacin).
Dangerous side effects of CIPRO may include:
  • tendon ruptures
  • bone fractures
  • severe pain
  • patient incapacitation
  • If you or a loved one has taken CIPRO and developed any of the dangerous related issues listed above, please contact an expert injury attorney at
    The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP

    1-800-624-8888 or 1-800-ROTHENBERG
    for a free consultation or submit a free online case evaluation.
    The case evaluation is free, and remember, we charge no fee unless we get you money.
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