Reports of More Levaquin Side Effects Mount

As information about the dangerous side effects of Levaquin and other popular fluoroquinolone drugs (including Avelox and CIPRO) continues to spread, so too do reports of new serious unintended side effects. Numerous patients suffering potentially permanent peripheral neuropathy as an adverse reaction to these drugs are now joined by other victims, who have experienced serious leg problems as a result of taking the drug. Lynne Whitcopf, who was prescribed Levaquin to fight an infection she contracted after back surgery, later experienced problems with the tendons in her legs, resulting in surgery on her Achilles tendon. Similarly, Keith Jeffords was prescribed Levaquin after an ulcer surgery, resulting in leg weakness and pain for months. A doctor himself, Jeffords lamented, “I will tell you, as someone who’s been through Levaquin, I will not prescribe that drug in my office.”

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