Trovan / Trovafloxacin

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Trovan is an antibiotic manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997. The drug, whose generic name is Trovafloxacin, is used to treat many bacterial infections including, but not limited to sinusitis (sinus infection), sexually transmitted disease (STDs), pneumonia, urniary tract infection, severe strep throat, bronchitis, and FORMATTER ERROR (Malformed Image Tag). Today, Trovan is used as a drug of last resort, given only to those patients who are on the verge of death and have not responded successfully to other antibiotic treatments. Pfizer's own Trovan warning label reads as follows:"TROVAN HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SERIOUS LIVER INJURY LEADING TO LIVER TRANSPLANTATION AND/OR DEATH. TROVAN-ASSOCIATED LIVER INJURY HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH BOTH SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM DRUG EXPOSURE. TROVAN USE EXCEEDING 2 WEEKS IN DURATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH A SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED RISK OF SERIOUS LIVER INJURY. LIVER INJURY HAS ALSO BEEN REPORTED FOLLOWING TROVAN RE-EXPOSURE. TROVAN SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR USE IN PATIENTS WITH SERIOUS, LIFE- OR LIMB-THREATENING INFECTIONS WHO RECEIVE THEIR INITIAL THERAPY IN AN IN-PATIENT HEALTH CARE FACILITY (I.E., HOSPITAL OR LONG-TERM NURSING CARE FACILITY). TROVAN SHOULD NOT BE USED WHEN SAFER, ALTERNATIVE ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY WILL BE EFFECTIVE. (SEE WARNINGS.)"At the height of its popularity and before the warning label changed, Trovan was prescribed over 300,000 times per month. If you have taken this drug, it may be advisable to seek both medical attention to protect your health and legal counseling to protect your rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.Attorneys associated with InjuryBoard.com will evaluate your case free of charge. In addition, you will not pay any fees or costs unless your attorney recovers money for you. Please click on the free Ask An Attorney]] button to take advantage of this valuable service.

See Also

  1. Antibiotics
  2. Liver Problems
  3. Trovan: Frequently Asked Questions
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