Saturday, January 06, 2007

Antibiotic suspected as factor in deaths

From what I've seen, the risk/benefit ratio for Levaquin still looks pretty good...

From the National Post:
A powerful antibiotic used to treat pneumonia, urinary tract infections and other ailments is suspected of causing diabetes like and liver problems in dozens of Canadians, five of whom died, a new Health Canada report reveals.

As the department tries to gauge the extent of the problem, doctors are being urged to report any cases of blood-sugar level upset or liver damage that may be linked to levofloxacin. ...more

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