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FDA To Strengthen Warnings About The Dangerous Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Discussion in 'Articles & Scientific Studies' started by PakPik, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. PakPik

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    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-07-fda-bolsters-class-antibiotics.html

    "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it's strengthening label warnings on a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones because the drugs can lead to disabling side effects, including long-term nerve damage and ruptured tendons."

    "The agency also cautioned that these bacteria-fighting drugs—including levofloxacin (Levaquin) and ciprofloxacin (Cipro)—shouldn't be prescribed for sinusitis, chronic bronchitis or simple urinary tract infections unless no other treatments options exist."

    "A safety review revealed that potentially permanent side effects involving tendons, muscles, joints, nerves and the central nervous system can occur hours or weeks after exposure to fluoroquinolone pills or injections. Also, two or more serious side effects can occur together, the FDA said.

    Because of this, the FDA recommends reserving these antibiotics for serious bacterial infections, such as anthrax, plague and bacterial pneumonia."

    "Besides Cipro and Levaquin, other fluoroquinolones include moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (Floxin) and gemifloxacin (Factive)."
     
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    Ive stumbled across one of the blogs of a person from 2012 somewhere in europe posting the horrific side effects with pictures basically disenagrating alive, it was horrific to say the least, from my understanding many people who expereince the severe side effects basically kill themselves later bcs its so bad...
     
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    He said it was a simple doctors visit for some minor infection but when his skin hardened and boils started to appear all over right after injection he was dismissed by all doctors
     
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    That really saddens me... I've read many accounts of bad side effects, so it is more widespread than we think.

    Too bad the medical people get away with wrong doing. What we can do is share the info on warnings with relatives, friends, etc, and hope they'll learn about this.
     
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    What would be a safer alternative then for a uti infection? I've been prescribed metronidazole along with ciprofloxacin.
     
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