Fluoroquinolones can cause neurological side effects

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Fluoroquinolones can cause neurological side effects

Postby NHE » Mon May 26, 2014 9:56 pm

Here's an interesting article from the People's Pharmacy that discusses fluoroquinolone antibiotics which can cause MS like neurological side effects.
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/05/ ... -intrigue/

These antibiotics include...

• Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
• Gemifloxacin (Factive)
• Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
• Moxifloxacin (Avelox)
• Norfloxacin (Noroxin)
• Ofloxacin (Floxin)
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Re: Fluoroquinolones can cause neurological side effects

Postby SarahLonglands » Thu May 29, 2014 8:07 am

This is one reason why they aren't included in either the Vanderbilt or the Wheldon protocol........Sarah
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Re: Fluoroquinolones can cause neurological side effects

Postby NHE » Thu May 29, 2014 12:56 pm

Last month I was prescribed a four day course of Levaquin. I'm caught between feeling like I dodged a bullet and that I'm waiting for the hammer to drop.
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Re: Fluoroquinolones can cause neurological side effects

Postby SarahLonglands » Fri May 30, 2014 7:55 am

I hope the hammer hasn't dropped yet!

Good job it was only a four day course, so your tendons should be OK:http://www.side-effects-site.com/quinolone-antibiotics.html
This is why, although it might work against Cpn, it isn't used for the long term treatment needed with CAP.

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Re: Fluoroquinolones can cause neurological side effects

Postby NHE » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:29 pm

Looking at the prescribing information, I don't know why people would take this. It's now on my list of medications to avoid.

http://www.levaquin.com/sites/default/f ... f#zoom=100

Moreover, my experience illustrates that doctors may not always read all of the fine print even if it's in the FDA's "black box." My last dose of levaquin coincided with the beginning of a three day course of solumedrol. 8O
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Re: Fluoroquinolones can cause neurological side effects

Postby SarahLonglands » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:55 am

I am sure that you are right there! To start with antibiotics are still given by some doctors for a bad cold of 'flu: a viral disease for which there is no real treatment, just, I think, to make the patient feel that they are doing something.

Whereas, before I got a whole lot better with CAP for MS, I had only been given abx twice: once when I was too young to have any say in the matter, for scarlet fever, then once again when in my twenties, for an infected insect bite.

I think I must have hit upon sensible doctors!
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Re: Fluoroquinolones can cause neurological side effects

Postby blossom » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:35 pm

I did not know this and how serious. with bladder infections a big part we are sitting ducks. either my primary dr is unaware or doesn't care or both because more than 1 OF THESE he has put me on.

was wondering-the drugs "antibiotics" used in our meat, milk and egg supply could be doing the same thing to people in a round about way.
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Re: Fluoroquinolones can cause neurological side effects

Postby SarahLonglands » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:14 am

Hi Blossom, I think they might well, which is why I never buy meat unless it is organically grown and so not fed antibiotics to make it grow faster. More expensive, yes, but the answer is to just eat less................Sarah
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