The antibiotic Levaquin carries a black box warning from the FDA that it should never be prescribed to anyone with peripheral nerve damage.
The warning actually went on back in August 2013 and required updates to the labeling to describe the potential for irreversible peripheral neuropathy caused by all drugs in the category of fluoroquinolones.
I bring this to your attention because of my personal experience several years ago. I was prescribed Levaquin for a massive respiratory infection that had me off work on medical leave for three weeks. This infection was followed by the worst ATN flare I have had to date, the flare lasted at least 8 months, maybe longer, and was the strongest one I had had since the original onset. I was so sick I didn’t read the medication info included with my prescription, so, in many ways it’s my own fault but then again I’d never heard of an antibiotic impacting nerves.
So, heads up, be careful with antibiotics.