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The popular antibiotic Cipro (generic ciprofloxacin), manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceutical, Inc., has come under fire recently for being linked to serious adverse effects. Most specifically, the drug has been linked to tendon damage and ruptures in the Achilles tendon, the rotator cuff, biceps, hands and thumbs.

On July 8, 2008, drug safety officials imposed the government’s most urgent safety warning on Cipro and similar antibiotics, citing evidence that they might lead to serious tendon ruptures that could leave patients incapacitated and needing extensive surgery.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the manufacturer of this drug to add a prominent “black box warning” to the products and to also develop literature for patients emphasizing the risk of taking this antibiotic.

Other antibiotics that may cause tendon rupture include:

  • Penetrex
  • Tequin
  • Levaquin
  • Maxaquin
  • Avelox
  • Noroxin
  • Floxin

If you have taken Cipro or any of the above drugs and have experienced adverse side effects, please contact your physician immediately. Please also contact the experienced defective drug attorneys at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law in Mobile, Alabama to schedule your confidential consultation. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your suffering.

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