Ofloxacin Antibiotics | Fluoroquinolones Linked to Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Ofloxacin and Floxin ® Antibiotics

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic belonging to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Ofloxacin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, prostate, bladder, and kidneys. It is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), chlamydia and gonorrhea. Ofloxacin is the generic form of this antibiotic. Floxin ® is the brand name version of this drug, and was manufactured (oral tablets) by Ortho-McNeil-Jannsen, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. However, according to the Food and Drug Administration these drugs have been discontinued.

Serious Side Effects You May Not Have Been Warned About

As with almost any type of medication, there are side effects that one may experience while taking the drug. Those side effects are usually made known to you by your doctor, a pharmacist, the pamphlet that comes with your prescription, and sometimes on the bottle of the drug itself. When side effects are known, doctors and patients can make informed decisions when considering an antibiotic. However, when side effects are underplayed or hidden, serious and fatal injury can occur.

Are You Suffering from These Serious Side Effects?

Recent studies have suggested fluoroquinolone antibiotics may place patients at risk for developing an

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Cardiac Valvulopathy

These are life-threatening side effects that patients may not have been warned about.

Do You Have A Case?

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating potential claims for anyone who has suffered an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. We are also investigating claims related to the loss of a loved one due to these side effects. Contact our office to discuss your situation 877-544-5323.