Levaquin is marketed by Ortho-McNeil, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, also known as JNJ. Many Levaquin victims face the fact that their lives have been ruined by this widely prescribed drug. This toxicity has affected me for over seven long years. This is my story for as long as I can continue writing it. Levaquin toxicity is a very difficult journey. I suffer from burning nerve pain and tendonitis. I also have central nervous system damage from Levaquin that includes severe insomnia, tremors, chemical sensitivities, food intolerances, head pressure, and vision abnormalities.
Fluoroquinolone adverse reactions can be severe, disabling, and sometimes permanent. The insidious part of this toxicity is that many of these adverse reactions are delayed. Adverse reactions can start days to weeks after cessation of the antibiotic. Hence, many people never associate their chronic health problems back to the antibiotic. These latent adverse reactions often become long term health conditions.
Levaquin is also known generically as Levofloxacin. JNJ has knowingly and needlessly endangered millions of people with their marketing of this deadly antibiotic. Their actions are deliberate and without conscience. JNJ has downplayed the true safety profile of this drug. For a more detailed history of the deceit and corruption at JNJ, please visit the following websites:
Off-label marketing, defective products, phantom recalls, downplayed drug safety, kickbacks, ghostwritten articles, bribery, and manipulation of research data are some of the many systemic problems inside this company. JNJ was once an honorable and reputable American icon.
This website contains many medical references on the severe and long term injuries caused by Levaquin. A drug as potent and dangerous as Levaquin is meant to be used as a last line of defense for life threatening infections, not as a first line choice for common routine infections. An FDA Freedom of Information Report for Levaquin reveals that the drug is linked to well over 1,200 Death Outcomes. If you’re planning to use Levofloxacin, please make sure to educate yourself thoroughly on the benefits/risks prior to use.
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