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High Aortic Risk Linked to Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been linked to potentially life-threatening side effects. Medpagetoday reports that use of the antibiotics increased the risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection twofold. Past use of the drug also increased the chances of serious heart problems.

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are incredibly common. They are used to treat everything from bronchitis to sexually transmitted diseases. And though some side effects are listed on the label – headaches, stomachaches and skin rashes – the most dangerous ones are left off. In fact, many doctors are still in the dark about the potential for serious damage associated with these drugs.

Most of us have taken an antibiotic at one time or another. Though all medicines carry some form of risk, they’re all required to disclose their potential dangers to physicians and their patients. It’s one thing to opt into taking a drug while understanding the drawbacks, it’s another to be blinded on the risks.

There are 15,000 aortic aneurysm deaths each year in the U.S. The rate has been steadily rising through the years.

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics include:

Did You Suffer An Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection?

We are currently investigating potential claims for anyone who has suffered an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection around the time they were taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Contact us for a free consultation 877-544-5323.