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Current "First-Time" Users Of Avelox Who Received A Prescription In The Past 15 Days Had 3-Times Higher Rate Of Developing Uveitis, An Eyes / Vision Drug Side Effect

And An Increased Risk Of Uveitis For Current "Repeat" Users Of Avelox Who Were On At Least Their Second Term Of Taking This Popular Antibiotic Pill (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) The popular antibiotic Avelox (moxifloxacin) app...
by Drug Injury Watch on Oct 8, 2014

Current First-Time Users Of Avelox Who Received A Prescription In The Past 15 Days Had 3-Times Higher Rate Of Developing Uveitis, An Eyes / Vision Drug Side Effect

Risk For Uveitis Likewise Elevated For Current Repeat Users Of Avelox Who Were On At Least Their Second Course Of This Popular Antibiotic From Bayer (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) The popular antibiotic Avelox (moxifloxacin) appears to s...
by Drug Injury Watch on Oct 8, 2014

Xolair Asthma Drug Associated With Higher Rate Of Heart Attacks, Pulmonary Hypertension, Blood Clots Causing PEs And/Or DVTs, And Brain Blood Vessel Problems

Since FDA Early Communication About An Ongoing Safety Review Of Xolair Was Issued In 2009, The Agency Has Been Examining Xolair Safety Profile But FDA Is Still Unsure If This Drug Is Safe Or Not (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In late Sep...
by Drug Injury Watch on Oct 1, 2014

Significantly Increased Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) In Children Whose Mothers Used Depacon / Depakene / Depakote During Their Pregnancy

August 2014 Label Change By AbbVie Inc. (formerly Abbott) For These Valproate Migraine, Epilepsy/Seizure, And Bipolar Medications Was Done Rather Quietly (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Without much notice, e.g., no FDA Drug Safety Commun...
by Drug Injury Watch on Sep 25, 2014

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Cipro, Avelox, And Levaquin Linked To Peripheral Neuropathy In First Large Epidemiologic Study

Neurology Medical Journal Article Reports Two-Times Increased Risk For This Nerve Damage Side Effect For New Users Of These Antibiotics (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) The popular antibiotics Levaquin (levofloxacin), Cipro (ciprofloxacin)...
by Drug Injury Watch on Aug 22, 2014

July 2014 Boxed Warning For Linzess: Irritable Bowel Syndrome / Constipation Drug May Be Unsafe And Cause Diarrhea In Children

FDA Drug Alert Warns That Linzess Should Not Be Used In Children Under Age 6 And Neither Safety Nor Efficacy Established For Those Under 18 Years Old (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Linzess (linaclotide) was approved by the FDA in 2012 fo...
by Drug Injury Watch on Aug 18, 2014

Prolia And Femur Fractures: Three Recent Case Reports Indicate A Possible Safety Issue For This Relatively New Drug From Amgen

While Prolia Is An Alternative To Bisphosphonates Such As Fosamax, It Has Similar Increased Risk Of Low-Stress Femur Fractures Side Effect (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) The association between stress fractures of the femur, or atypical...
by Drug Injury Watch on Aug 12, 2014

More Medical Evidence Indicates That Statin Drugs Like Lipitor Can Cause New-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Benefit / Risk Assessment Of Statins Like Lipitor May Depend On Whether It Is A Medically Necessary Drug Therapy For The Particular Patient (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) There is an ongoing debate in the medical community about whether...
by Drug Injury Watch on Aug 1, 2014

AndroGel / Axiron / Testim: Heart Attacks, Strokes, And Other Cardiovascular Problems Will Be Subject Of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting In September 2014

Health Canada Orders Label Change For Testosterone Drugs In July 2014: Must Warn About Increased Risks Of Side Effects Including Blood Clots, DVTs, PEs (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) The safety issues concerning the popular testosterone...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jul 18, 2014

Summer 2014 Update: Testosterone "Low-T" Drugs: New FDA Safety Warnings; Recent Medical Journal Article About Heart Risks Of Injectable TRT Products

All Testosterone Therapy Drugs Need To Warn About Blood Clots Side Effects Like DVT And PE; Older Depo-Testosterone Product May Be Safer Than New Gels Such As AndroGel And Testim (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In the first part of this s...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jul 7, 2014

European Drug Safety Regulators Reviewing Hydroxyzine-Containing Medicines Such As Atarax And Vistaril For Heart Side Effects

Adverse Events Monitoring Data And Medical Studies Have Identified Possible Increased Risk For Cardiovascular Problems Including Arrhythmias (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In early May 2014 the European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Pharmac...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jun 5, 2014

Mirena Associated With Levonorgestrel-Related Neurological Conditions PTC/IIH Caused By Increased Buildup Of Cerebrospinal Fluid On Brain

PTC/IIH Symptoms Include Migraines With Blurred Or Double Vision, Temporary Blindness, Other Visual Problems, And Wooshing Or Ringing In The Ear (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Mirena is an intrauterine system (IUS) from Bayer Healthcare...
by Drug Injury Watch on May 30, 2014

Like Depakote, Stavzor Can Cause Liver Failure, Usually During First 6 Months; Children Under Age 2 Are At A Higher Risk, As Are Patients with Mitochondrial Disease

Black-Box Warning Added To Stavzor Label Announced By FDA In March 2014, Almost Full Year After Similar Label Change For Depakote Hepatotoxicity (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Stavzor, a lesser known valproic acid medication from Noven T...
by Drug Injury Watch on Apr 17, 2014

Serious Nerve Damage Side Effect Peripheral Neuropathy Associated With Levaquin, Cipro, And Avelox May Be A Permanent Drug Injury

An August 2013 Label Change Mandated By The FDA For All Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Was Intended To Raise The Profile Of This Relatively Unknown Risk (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In August 2013 the FDA mandated a label change to increa...
by Drug Injury Watch on Apr 10, 2014

For Testosterone Therapy Drugs Like AndroGel / Axiron / Testim: Add "Black-Box" Warning To Label: Public Citizen's Petition To FDA

Earlier In February 2014 The Endocrine Society Of Medical Doctors Urged Caution In The Prescribing Of These Products To Certain Middle-Aged And Older Men (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) On February 25, 2014 a so-called Citizen Petition wa...
by Drug Injury Watch on Feb 25, 2014

Benicar-Induced Enteropathy: Recently Found / New Possible Cause Of Villous Atrophy: Symptoms And Diagnosis

Chronic Or Severe Diarrhea With Damage To The Intestinal Villi And Malabsorption Indicate Sprue-Like Enteropathy (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) An association between the oral angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB) Benicar (olmesartan) and t...
by Drug Injury Watch on Feb 7, 2014

More Evidence Supporting A Link Between Testosterone Therapy And Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular-Related Events Such As Myocardial Infarctions Or Heart Attacks

For "Low-T" Drugs Like AndroGel, Axiron, And Testim, Serious Side Effects Are Increased With Age -- Highest Risks In Men Over 65 And For Men With Pre-Existing Diagnosed Heart Disease (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) _____________...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jan 31, 2014

The Growing Use Of Testosterone Creams, Gels, Injections, And Patches Raises Increased Concerns About Risks Of Cardiac Side Effects

Critics Of "Low-T" Drugs Like Axiron, AndroGel, And Testim Blame Medically Unnecessary Use Of Androgen Therapy On Drug Company Advertising (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) _________________________________________________________...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jan 22, 2014

Increasingly Popular Testosterone Replacement Therapy Drugs Are Linked To Myocardial Infarctions Or Heart Attacks, Strokes, And Deaths

Medical Studies Show An Increased Risk Of Cardiovascular Events In Older Men Prescribed Testosterone Medications Such As Axiron, AndroGel, And Testim (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) ________________________________________________________...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jan 20, 2014

NuvaRing Update 2013: More NuvaRing Lawsuits Filed According To Merck Report; First NuvaRing Trial Dates Moved Back (Again)

March 2013 Rulings By New Jersey Judge Martinotti And NuvaRing MDL Judge Sippel On Expert Witness Testimony Issues All Go In Favor Of Plaintiffs (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) According to the Merck 2012 Annual Report / Form 10-K, at pag...
by Drug Injury Watch on Mar 25, 2013


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