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FDA Issues Warning on Noroxin Side Effects
May 12, 2016 – Based on a recent safety review, the FDA warned today that side effects of Noroxin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics outweigh the benefits for treating sinusitis, bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs). The agency said fluoroquinolones should be used only for patients with those conditions who don’t have other treatment options. FDA’s safety review found that when used in tablet, capsule, or injectable form, fluoroquinolones have been linked to disabling and potentially permanent side effects in tendons, joints, muscles, nerves and the central nervous system (CNS).
Noroxin Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy: FDA Warning
In October 2004, FDA announced that it was requiring Noroxin warning labels to be revised to include information about the risk of peripheral neuropathy and tendon ruptures. Then in August 2013, the agency issued an update to the warning in order to emphasize the following concerns:
“The onset of peripheral neuropathy after starting fluoroquinolone therapy was rapid, often within a few days. In some patients the symptoms had been ongoing for more than a year despite discontinuation of the fluoroquinolone. Several patients were continued on the fluoroquinolone drug despite the occurrence of neuropathic symptoms.”
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy affects the way the brain and spinal cord relay messages to the body. Although there are more than 100 different forms of the disorder known, Noroxin and other similar antibiotics have been linked to sensorimotor polyneuropathy. This side effect occurs when signals between the brain, spinal cord, and body become distorted and/or interrupted.
Symptoms of Neuropathy
- Change in sensation to light touch, pain, or temperature
- Change in sense of body position
- Loss of reflexes
- Muscle wasting
Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Aortic Aneurysm
A pair of recent studies have linked fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Noroxin to a 2- to 3-fold increased risk of aortic aneurysm, a life-threatening condition that occurs when a balloon-like bulge develops in the aorta, the main blood vessel that delivers blood to the body. One study was published in October 2015 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers found a 50% increased risk of aortic aneurysm associated with past fluoroquinolone use, and a 2.4-fold increased risk linked to current use. Another study found a 3-fold increased risk of the condition based on data from 650,000 patients who took fluoroquinolones and 18,500 patients who had suffered an aneurysm.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms
Aortic aneurysms often grow slowly, without symptoms. As it grows, some patients may experience a pulsating sensation around the navel. Pain in the back, belly or side may be symptoms of impending rupture. If an AAA ruptures, it can cause death from internal bleeding if not treated immediately.
Noroxin Side Effects
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Tendon damage / tendon ruptures
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)
- Toxic Epidermal Necrosis (TEN)
- Central nervous system disorders
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Loss of consciousness
- Cardiovascular collapse
- Life-threatening skin reactions
About Noroxin Class Action Lawsuits
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Noroxin Class Action Suit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been injured after taking Noroxin.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Noroxin Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Noroxin Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Noroxin Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently investigating potential settlements in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by Noroxin or other fluoroquinolone antibiotic medication, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.