The fluroquinolone antibiotic Levaquin, used to treat lung, sinus, skin, and urinary tract infections caused by certain bacteria. FDA recently ordered the makers of Levaquin to include a black box warning on the drug after reports of severe Levaquin side effects related to painful tendon and ligament injuries.
The Levaquin side effects resulting in this black box warning include tendonitis and tendon ruptures, both of which can be very painful and debilitating. Patients may not realize they are experiencing such side effects until it is too late.
If you are taking Levaquin you should discuss these possible side effects with your doctor. If you have been taking Levaquin and have experienced pain in your tendons, ligaments or joints, you should consult with your doctor immediately about a possible link between the drug and your symptoms.