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FDA, researchers looking into prescription drug after complaints (Cipro/Fluorouquinolones)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by JPV, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. JPV

    JPV ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

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  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    A lot of people have known for years that cipro is really bad. I can't believe it's taken them this long.

    I told my doctor that I'm allergic to that class of abx.
     
  3. Lynn

    Lynn Senior Member

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    Yep me too. I only needed the joint pain once to tell me that these were not the antibiotics for me.

    Lynn
     
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    Yes, Cipro has had a black box warning on it since 2008 regarding tendon rupture, but the point of this story was that stronger warnings are warranted as the FDA also has known since at least 2013 that these ABX also damage the mitochondria.
     
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    Just received this update from Lisa Bloomquist:

    Huge Gains in Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Awareness
    In July, 2016, the FDA announced that major changes are to be made to the warning labels for all oral and IV fluoroquinolone antibiotics - Cipro/ciprofloxacin, Levaquin/levofloxacin, Avelox/moxifloxacin, and a few others. Not only is the FDA acknowledging the devastating effects of fluoroquinolones, they are warning people, in the highlighted black-box warning section, that fluoroquinolones are connected with, "disabling and potentially irreversible serious adverse reactions that have occurred together." This acknowledgement from the FDA is a HUGE step in the right direction.

    The updated black-box warning for Cipro/ciprofloxacin states:

    WARNING: SERIOUS ADVERSE REACTIONS INCLUDING TENDINITIS, TENDON RUPTURE, PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM EFFECTS AND EXACERBATION OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

    • Fluoroquinolones, including CIPRO®, have been associated with disabling and potentially irreversible serious adverse reactions that have occurred together including:
      • Tendinitis and tendon rupture
      • Peripheral neuropathy
      • Central nervous system effects
    • Discontinue CIPRO immediately and avoid the use of fluoroquinolones, including CIPRO, in patients who experience any of these serious adverse reactions. Fluoroquinolones, including CIPRO, may exacerbate muscle weakness in patients with myasthenia gravis. Avoid CIPRO in patients with known history of myasthenia gravis.
    • Because fluoroquinolones, including CIPRO, have been associated with serious adverse reactions, reserve CIPRO for use in patients who have no alternative treatment options for the following indications:
      • Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
      • Acute uncomplicated cystitis
      • Acute sinusitis
    The other updates to the Cipro/ciprofloxacin warning label can be viewed HERE.
    The other updates to the Levaquin/levofloxacin warning label can be viewed HERE.
    The other updates to the Avelox/moxifloxacin warning label can be viewed HERE.
     
  6. Gingergrrl

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    ITA it is a step in the right direction but most doctors will not pay any attention to this and will continue to prescribe Cipro & Levaquin to patients as if it were candy and not give them any warnings :mad::aghhh::nervous::bang-head:.
     
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