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FDA warns of possible nerve damage from antibacterial fluoroquinolone drugs

FDA required drug labels and Medication Guides for all fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs to describe the serious side effect of peripheral neuropathy. The painful nerve damage can be temporary or last for years. Fluoroquinolone drugs include: levofloxacin (Levaquin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ofloxacin (Floxin), and gemifloxacin (Factive). The risk is only if…