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Certain Antibiotics May Increase Risk of Birth Defects
Ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and other drugs like them should be avoided in pregnancy, a study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Antibiotics Babies and Infants Birth Defects Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for levofloxacin injection
The Gujarat group has more than 115 approvals and has so far filed over 300 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) since it commenced filings in 2003-04. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

levofloxacin (Levaquin) Side Effects and Adverse Effects
Title: levofloxacin (Levaquin) Side Effects and Adverse EffectsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 16, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Quixin (Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 13, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Iquix (Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 1.5%) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 13, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Course of Fluoroquinolones in Outpatient Males With a UTI Course of Fluoroquinolones in Outpatient Males With a UTI
Can men with UTIs be successfully treated with a 5-day course of levofloxacin instead of the longer course which is currently recommended?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Levofloxacin-induced Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Report Levofloxacin-induced Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Report
This case of a man presenting with levofloxacin-induced rhabdomyolysis highlights the need to be vigilant for this rare, but potentially life-threatening complication of quinolones.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Read The Letter Hillary Clinton's Doctor Wrote About The Presidential Nominee's Health
Hillary Clinton’s doctor penned a letter Wednesday with more information about the Democratic presidential nominee’s health. The letter comes as Clinton recovers from a bout of pneumonia. Clinton’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, said the presidential hopeful “is recovering well with antibiotics and rest.” Below, the full text of Dr. Bardack’s letter on Clinton’s health: This letter is a summary update on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health since the release of my previous medical statement in July 2015. Mrs. Clinton has been seen by me regularly this year for routine car...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horizon Pharma Buys Raptor to Boost Rare Disease Portfolio
The deal includes PROCYSBI delayed-release capsules and QUINSAIR (aerosolized form of levofloxacin) global rights (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - September 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Plasmodium falciparum Infection
A 23-year-old male was admitted to an inpatient facility in June for the evaluation of a fever that was not responding to antibacterial therapy. The patient had presented at a local clinic 2 days previously with a nonproductive cough and fever of 24-h duration. Left basilar crackles were heard on physical examination. Chest X ray revealed no significant findings, and vital signs were normal with the exception of slight tachycardia (76 beats per minute) and a fever of 101.7 °F. The patient was diagnosed with bronchitis/early community-acquired pneumonia and sent home on a 1-week regimen of levofloxacin. (Source: Clinica...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - September 3, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Erik Munson, Patricia G. Luedke, William D. Timm Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Levaquin (levofloxacin)
Title: Levaquin (levofloxacin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/3/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levaquin (Levofloxacin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 4, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics
Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Updates Fluoroquinolone Labels to Emphasize Risks for Disabling Adverse Events (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The FDA has updated the labels of systemic fluoroquinolones (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin) to note that they're associated with numerous serious … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 26, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Bolsters Warnings about Class of Antibiotics
Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Drug Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complicated urinary tract infections: ceftolozane/tazobactam
This advice outlines how in a randomised controlled trial in adults with complicated urinary tract infections or acute pyelonephritis, an intravenous infusion of ceftolozane/tazobactam was found to be non‑inferior to IV levofloxacin for the composite outcome of microbiological eradication of all baseline uropathogens and clinical cure. In 2 RCTs in people receiving ceftolozane/tazobactam for complicated urinary tract or intra-abdominal infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The mind-blowing criminal racket of the FDA: hiding prescription dangers from the public so the politically connected elite can make millions
(NaturalNews) In a new report by Health Ranger Mike Adams, former FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg has been named in a massive conspiracy lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnson, a Wall Street hedge fund and the commonly prescribed drug Levaquin.As reported by Natural News, the former... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg named in massive conspiracy and racketeering lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnson, a Wall Street hedge fund, and the Levaquin drug
(NaturalNews) The former head of the FDA, Margaret Hamburg, used the federal agency to run a massive conspiracy of racketeering and fraud in order to generate millions of dollars in drug company profits for her husband's hedge fund firm, alleges a damning lawsuit filed in the United... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A murder disguised as a medical accident: a case report of homicidal poisoning of three anesthetics - Yu Y, Gong D, Cao Y, Lu M, Huang F, Deng Z.
We report a 41-year-old man died after transfusion of levofloxacin, gentamicin and clindamycin in the hospital. The results of toxicological investigation demonstrated three anesthetic age... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Common Antibiotics May Cause Delirium, Confusion And Hallucinations
I have long had severe reservations about quinolone antibiotics, like Levaquin and Cipro. I have had these concerns since I conducted clinical trials to test new antibiotics (including a variety of quinolones) before they went to market. Now I have further concerns about them because of their overuse as an alternative to busy physicians trying to puzzle out what’s wrong with the patient, and because practice “guidelines” promote their overuse. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma gets USFDA nod for Levofloxacin injection
Aurobindo Pharma today said it has received final approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) to manufacture and market Levofloxacin injection. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

I-Team: Mass. Families To Share Antibiotic Horror Stories With FDA
BOSTON (CBS) – Fluoroquinolones are a powerful family of antibiotics that can save lives. In serious cases, doctors often don’t have other options. But as the I-Team first reported last year, these drugs can often cause debilitating side effects. Critics maintain they are over-prescribed. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting to consider changing how these drugs are used. Massachusetts families plan on attending to share how these drugs devastated them. Nick Newell will tell federal regulators how his brother Ollie started a downward spiral after taking several doses of Ciprofloxacin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health i-Team Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Fluoroquinolones Lauren Leamanczyk Source Type: news

Tetraphase plunges 80% after hours after antibiotic fails to meet trial goals
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals shares plunged 80 percent in after-hours trading after announcing that a big, late-stage trial of its antibiotic failed to prove it works as well as existing drugs to treat infections of the urinary tract. Watertown-based Tetraphase (Nasdaq: TTPH) stood at $8.35 as of 4:30 p.m. today. The Phase 3 trial of 908 patients showed eravacycline is not as effective as levofloxacin in the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections. The news was a surprise for many who had… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 8, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Levaquin Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on...
Because current FDA regulations do not give generic drug makers the power to update their product labels with new side effect information, consumers are preempted from pursuing certain types of legal...(PRWeb July 01, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/levaquin-lawsuit/generic-drug-lawsuit/prweb12825401.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug firm Jubilant Life Sciences gets USFDA nod for generic levofloxacin tablets
The drug is used to treat adults with infections such as pneumonia, bacterial sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, skin and skin structure infections etc. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 23, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lymphatic pump treatment enhances antibiotic effectiveness for treating pneumonia
(American Osteopathic Association) Lymphatic pump treatment shows promise in managing pneumonia when combined with antibiotic treatment, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers performed LPT on infected rats three times a day followed by injections of levofloxacin, a popular antibiotic used to treat pneumonia. After 96 hours, over 60 percent of the rats were disease free compared to only 25 percent of rats who received levofloxacin alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

I-Team: Patients Say Popular Drug Caused Devastating Side Effects
BOSTON (CBS) – Fluoroquinolones are among the most widely prescribed type of antibiotics. Many patients say instead of helping them heal, however, these powerful drugs have made them sicker. The most widely known version is Levaquin. The Food and Drug Administration is being pushed to increase the warnings about how these drugs should be used. Andrea Siani is on crutches and has a hard time getting around her Concord house. She was treated with a generic version of Levaquin after coming down with pneumonia last winter. After nine days on the drug, she says her arms went numb during the day. “That night I woke u...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Fluoroquinolones i-team Janssen Pharmaceuticals Lauren Leamanczyk Levaquin Source Type: news

Iquix (Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 1.5%) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 19, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Quixin (Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 19, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Use of antibiotic following kidney transplantation does not prevent virus infection
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among kidney transplant recipients, a 3-month course of the antibiotic levofloxacin following transplantation did not prevent the major complication known as BK virus from appearing in the urine. The intervention was associated with an increased risk of adverse events such as bacterial resistance, according to a study appearing in JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the American Society of Nephrology's annual Kidney Week meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Evidence Linking Some Fluoroquinolones to Uveitis GrowsEvidence Linking Some Fluoroquinolones to Uveitis Grows
Moxifloxacin or ciprofloxacin appear to increase the risk for uveitis; levofloxacin less so. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Levofloxacin No More Risky Than Comparators In Pediatric Musculoskeletal Adverse Events
Source: Lippincott’s Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 1, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Levofloxacin Use in Children — What Are the Musculoskeletal Risks? (FREE)
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors Edited by Susan … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 16, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Levofloxacin Shows No Evidence of Cartilage Toxicity in Kids Levofloxacin Shows No Evidence of Cartilage Toxicity in Kids
Children who took levofloxacin were no more likely to experience joint cartilage injuries 5 years after treatment than those who took a nonfluoroquinolone. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Higher risk of cardiac arrhythmia and death with azithromycin and levofloxcin, compared with amoxicillin
Following the 2013 Food and Drug Administration warning on azithromycin use and the risk of potential fatal heart rhythms, researchers in South Carolina evaluate a national cohort of veterans receiving care at the Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate whether cardiac arrhythmia and mortality risks are observed in older male patients receiving azithromycin, amoxicillin and levofloxacin. Analysis of more than 1. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Can Antibiotics Trigger Arrhythmias?
(MedPage Today) -- Azithromycin and levofloxacin were both associated with elevated risks of death and serious cardiac arrhythmias during standard lengths of prescription, a study of mostly male military veterans showed. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 11, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Azithromycin, Levofloxacin Linked to Increased Risks for Arrhythmia and Mortality Compared with Amoxicillin (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Azithromycin and levofloxacin carry higher arrhythmia and mortality risks than amoxicillin, according to an observational study in the Annals of Family Medicine. The FDA issued a cardiac warning … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 11, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cardiac Risks With Antibiotics Supported by VA DataCardiac Risks With Antibiotics Supported by VA Data
The data also showed the antibiotic levofloxacin was associated with a significantly increased risk of death and cardiac arrhythmia when compared with patients treated with amoxicillin. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

McSweeney / Langevin Providing Legal Advice in Response to Alleged...
The law firm McSweeney / Langevin is investigating retinal detachment claims allegedly caused by Levaquin. McSweeney / Langevin's legal investigation follows the Food and Drug...(PRWeb August 29, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11067398.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 31, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk Of Kidney Disease Doubled With Use Of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
The risk of acute kidney disease is doubled for people taking oral fluoroquinolone antibiotics, according to a study of published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Fluoroquinolones, including ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and moxifloxacin, are common broad-spectrum antibiotics most often used to treat respiratory and urogenital infections. Case reports have indicated acute kidney injury with use, and prescription labels carry a warning of kidney failure. However, when oral fluoroquinolones are prescribed in clinical practice, kidney injury is usually not considered... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

levofloxacin, Levaquin
Title: levofloxacin, LevaquinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 4/3/1999 1:39:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - April 5, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Horizin scanning: Two phase III studies show promise for levofloxacin solution for inhalation in patients with cystic fibrosis and chronic lung infection
Source: BioSpace.com Area: News BioSpace has reported that results from two phase III studies have shown that levofloxacin inhalation solution was effective and improved lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis who had previously been heavily pretreated with inhaled antibiotics prior to enrollment.   In one Phase 3 study (Study 207) conducted in 330 patients, inhaled levofloxacin delivered by a customised nebuliser at a dose of 240 mg twice daily, was compared to placebo in a double-blind, randomised single treatment-cycle of 28 days. In the second Phase 3 study (Study 209) conducted in 282 patients, the sa...
Source: NeLM - News - January 8, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news