Please note: The Tequin information on our site is for reference only. Due to Statute of Limitations requirements, our firm no longer accepts Tequin drug claims for individuals injured as adults. However, some exceptions may apply to those injured by Tequin as minors.
What is Tequin?
Tequin, known generically as gatifloxacin, is used to treat acute sinus infections, pneumonia, complications of chronic bronchitis, kidney and urinary tract infections, and gonorrhea. Manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb since 1999, the company stated it would stop making and selling the drug as of May 2006.
Possible Side Effects of Taking Tequin
In a study comparing Tequin users to people using other antibiotics, Tequin users had 17 times greater risk of developing serious diabetes and four times greater risk of low blood sugar complications resulting in hospitalization.
According to Public Citizen, a public interest group, there have been 388 patients with blood-sugar irregularities linked to Tequin, including 20 deaths and 159 hospitalizations since the beginning of 2000.
FDA Warning For Tequin
Before Tequin’s production was halted, the label was revised to include stronger warnings for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) in patients.
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If you, or someone you care about, were hurt because of taking Tequin you need to act quickly. When our law firm gets involved with your case, we immediately get to work investigating the cause of your drug reaction and fighting for your legal rights to fair compensation.
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