People belonging to (elderly) frequently experience respiratory problems or infections. This is because with age, capacity and lung function is reduced.
To overcome this, the elderly who have respiratory infections are often given two types of antibiotics are moxifloxacin (Avelox) and levofloxacin (Levaquin). Both drugs belong to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.
The problem, a new study in Canada has just discovered that two types of antibiotics are widely used to treat sinus and respiratory infections that were able to give quite alarming side effect is to encourage the risk of liver injury in the elderly. (more…)