Monday, March 22, 2010

Antibiotic may be linked to liver problems

From the Globe and Mail:
Health Canada is warning that the antibiotic Avelox may be linked to rare but dangerous liver problems.

The drug regulator says Bayer Inc., which makes the drug, is updating the product label to draw attention to this potential side-effect.

Avelox is used to treat a broad spectrum of bacterial infections, including respiratory illnesses.

But concerns raised in recent years in a variety of jurisdictions led Health Canada to investigate whether people taking the drug are at increased risk of liver injury.

Health Canada says anyone who develops certain symptoms while on Avelox should stop taking the drug and contact their health care professional immediately. ...more

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