The Dangers of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Many doctors dispense Quinolones–such as Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox–as if they were Pez these days.  Cipro, for example, is useful against Anthrax, but some doctors have been known to prescribe it for possible infections that haven’t even shown up in tests.

But fluoroquinolones are now known to researchers to sometimes cause tendinopathy, neuropathy, and other serious adverse effects.  They work by preventing bacterial DNA from duplicating, and it seems they might sometimes harm human DNA as well.

So why haven’t the manufacturers told doctors about these risks?  And why hasn’t the FDA ordered them to?

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  • APR

    I was prescribed Levaquin for a minor skin infection. One pill gave me knee pain, auditory hallucinations and my blood pressure went through the roof. It took more than two months of acupuncture to fix all the problems. I still have blood pressure issues. This stuff is poison. Old school antibiotics don’t have this affect on me.

  • APR

    I was prescribed Levaquin for a minor skin infection. One pill gave me knee pain, auditory hallucinations and my blood pressure went through the roof. It took more than two months of acupuncture to fix all the problems. I still have blood pressure issues. This stuff is poison. Old school antibiotics don’t have this affect on me.

  • Dan

    Flagyl is not a quinolone.

    • Good German

      I’ll get an editor to remove that. Thanks.

  • Dan

    Flagyl is not a quinolone.

  • Good German

    I’ll get an editor to remove that. Thanks.

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