Website link: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/04/07/local-doctors-explain-risks-of-taking-levaquin/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CBSPittsburgh April 7, 2015 5:45 PM on CBS Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Some swear by them, others say they’re dangerous – if not deadly. KDKA-TV health editor Dr. Maria Simbra explains why some are calling for a closer look at a certain group of antibiotics. From time-to-time, Janice Olszewski’s mother, Mary, needs to take antibiotics for urinary tract infections. “She gets very weak, she gets sick. Sometimes, she’ll get disoriented,” Olszewski said. Her doctor prescribed a medicine called Levaquin. “He said it would help clear the infection, and we should get fairly quick results with it. It’s been a Godsend for us,” Olszewski said. “If it wouldn’t be for Levaquin, we’d have a hard time managing her health care. “I’d say 20-30 times a year, we give a prescription for levofloxacin,” Dr. Marc Itskowitz of Allegheny General Hospital’s Internal Medicine said. “We try to reserve it for patients who need a broader spectrum antibiotic, may have been exposed to other antibiotics and are still sick. It’s very effective in those patients.” Taking it by mouth works the same as taking it by IV. It also comes in an easy-to-swallow liquid. While it kept Janice’s mother out of the hospital, not everyone has had a good experience. Karen Paddock was taking out the garbage when she cut her leg on a broken dish in the trash bag. She got stitches, followed by infection of the skin – cellulitis. “At that point, they gave her the Levaquin antibiotics for the cellulitis,” Bob Paddock said. Six months later, she developed tendon troubles and couldn’t walk. “It was in 2003, and at that point, I’m not sure all the risks that are known today were known then,” Paddock said. After ten years of using a scooter around the house in chronic pain, at age 43, she committed suicide – four days shy of her 20th wedding anniversary. Her husband has strong hopes for all similar antibiotics. “That they either get taken off the market, or they get a whole lot harder for anybody to prescribe,” he said. Levaquin, generically known as levofloxacin, is in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. They work by attacking bacterial DNA, making the bacteria unable to multiply. Known risks include nerve problems and tendon rupture. Fluoroquinolones are not recommended for people taking steroids, people with a history of seizures, and people with certain heart rhythm abnormalities. Pharmaceutical watchdog Dr. Charles Bennett is trying to expand the warnings by bringing a citizen’s petition to the FDA. “I’ve been doing this work so long, that I think patients find me,” Dr. Bennett said. His focus is the rare complication of mitochondrial toxicity. You can think of mitochondria as your cells’ battery packs. Without them, your cells have no energy. He said if an event happens right after the medicine is given, that would be a reaction. He also has lab researchers who have been able to recreate symptoms in mice. “There’s a little bit of an art, rather than a science. There’s not a specific diagnostic test,” he said. He would like to expand the black box warning on Levaquin, or establish a process so that patients must sign that they understand the risks of the drug. “This would make Levaquin a little bit less attractive to use if it goes through as a black box warning,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, of the UPMC Center for Health Securit, said. This infectious disease specialist said the class of antibiotics does have a role to play, but shouldn’t be prescribed automatically. “Even if you’re prescribing penicillin, it’s something you have to do with each infection that you treat. You have to make sure is this the right bug that you’re treating, and is this the right drug that you’re using,” Dr. Adalja said. “For every patient that has been harmed by a medication, there are thousands that have been helped by it. And we don’t often hear from them,” Dr. Itskowitz said. “She’s had adverse reactions in the past to numerous drugs, so we’re always very alert to those types of reactions. And we felt the risks were minimal,” Olszewski said. Hearing from Olszewski, she’s thankful her mother had the option of Levaquin. “Within a couple of days, she starts to feel better,” she said.
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It is my opinion only, that the damage these antibiotics are causing to people's bodies may be partially or fully due to the drug's destruction of crucially important healthy forms of bacteria in the gut. This, along with leaky gut which I believe is epidemic, may cause both a fungal version of yeast called candida to breach the barrier in the gut, and give the immune system a particularly difficult time managing it, as well as oxalate to also permeate the entire body causing a potential double-whammy that if addressed, may reverse the condition. Lots to be pissed off about with this situation. But one biggie is in how people are being told this condition is permanent. Although I believe it can be difficult to reverse, I believe it is entirely possible if approached from the above theoretical standpoint. That is how I approached it, and have had tremendous results. See my programs as well as the free info over at http://MaintenanceMotions.com. If you have some organic expeller-pressed coconut oil...or oil of your choice according to options available via Ayurvedic tradition...I'd give oil pulling a try, sticking with it for a solid few months. I have found it to be incredibly effective for joint/tendon issues, with dietary change, gut health with probiotics, and candida management to offer profound improvements. I need to consistently maintain the effort, but it's a part of my lifestyle regardless. Then I added some high quality ubiquinol to assist with mitochondrial damage, and energy production. http://FacelessFatloss.com My Over 40 program: http://Over40andRipped.com And Facebook: http://facebook.com/tim.ripped Love, Happiness, Health and Peace.........Tim .
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Tonight a warning about a popular and powerful antibiotic. Tens of thousands of patients across the country including some right here in the bay area report devastating side effects and in some cases death. We went to both the government and to one of the largest drug makers in the country to find out what is being done about it. ◂ The ABC Action News app brings you the latest trusted news and information. ABC Action News is Taking Action For You with leading local news coverage, "Certified Most Accurate" weather forecasts, and award-winning I-Team investigations. ABC Action News, WFTS, covers local news in Tampa Bay and Florida. iPhone: http://bit.ly/http://bit.ly/iOS-wfts Android: http://bit.ly/abcaction-android
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A Duluth woman says a popular antibiotic killed her husband. Beware of ALL fluoroquinolone antibiotics including Levaquin, Cipro & Avelox! As little as one pill can cripple a formally healthy, active individual for life. Doctors largely deny this fact while the FDA chooses to look the other way. Don't let it happen to you!
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Never take the antibiotic Levaquin (especially if you have chronic lyme disease) unless it's life/death. I took this antibiotic for 2 days and it has turned me into an invalid. I could walk 1-2 miles a day, do floor exercises, shower, clean my own home and now all of that freedom is gone. I have to use a walker and today I fell. It doesn't matter if you take this medication for 2 days, 1 week or 1 month, we are all different and this effects us all in different ways.
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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Victims Levaquin Cipro Avelox FDA Pharmaceutical Drugs
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TAMARIND DETOXES FLUOROIDE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamarind http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11840184 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22096321 young man commits suicide from levaquin: https://www.facebook.com/WRTV6/posts/10153720158649092 hundreds of comments from people describing their lives impact on news story: https://www.facebook.com/tmj4/posts/10153751913648757 Fluoroquinolone-related neuropsychiatric and mitochondrial toxicity: a collaborative investigation by scientists and members of a social network: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26955658 corrupt head of FDA being sued over Levaquin: http://www.naturalnews.com/053767_Margaret_Hamburg_FDA_commissioner_conspiracy_and_racketeering.html hundreds of adverse reactions stories: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/rx/cipro.html support for those who have been devastated by floroquinalones: https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/ how to recover from floroquinalones: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/have-you-been-floxxed-drugs-what-do-jack-kruse stories of hope and recovery from cipro/levaquin/avelox https://floxiehope.com/2016/02/05/loss-of-faith-in-the-healthcare-system/ cure prostatis : http://www.prostatitis.org/doityourself.html
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we need faces to the names of people who have had bad reactions to these antibiotics being prescribed without due concern. these drugs don't discriminate and reactions are not rare. many disturbing comments from people describing their lives impact on news story from floroquinalones: https://www.facebook.com/tmj4/posts/10153751913648757 young man commits suicide from levaquin: https://www.facebook.com/WRTV6/posts/10153720158649092 Fluoroquinolone-related neuropsychiatric and mitochondrial toxicity: a collaborative investigation by scientists and members of a social network: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26955658 corrupt head of FDA being sued over Levaquin: http://www.naturalnews.com/053767_Margaret_Hamburg_FDA_commissioner_conspiracy_and_racketeering.html hundreds of adverse reactions stories: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/rx/cipro.html support for those who have been devastated by floroquinalones: https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/ how to recover from floroquinalones: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/have-you-been-floxxed-drugs-what-do-jack-kruse stories of hope and recovery from cipro/levaquin/avelox https://floxiehope.com/2016/02/05/loss-of-faith-in-the-healthcare-system/ cure prostatis naturally : http://www.prostatitis.org/doityourself.html
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https://www.TendonitisExpert.com/levaquin-tendonitis.html Levaquin Tendonitis is NOT regular tendonitis. The Levaquin antibiotic, a member of the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics (along with Cipro, Avelox, Levofloxacin, etc) attack a person's connective tissue structures and can even cause DNA damage. If you are suffering from Levaquin side effects, you MUST educate yourself about how Levaquin works and how to give your body it's best chance at being able to recover.
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https://www.TendonitisExpert.com/what-is-levaquin-used-for.html What is Levaquin used for? Way too many 'health issues' it shouldn't be. A doctor prescribing Levaquin for acne??? Really? Doctors that do that should have their licenses revoked. Levaquin is a highly powerful antibiotic with SIGNIFICANT side effects. If a bacterial illness is a life or death threat, then it's a risk that must be taken. But for acne? The risks are not worth the possible benefit. Muscle pain and dysfunction tendon damage, joint damage, organ damage, mental issues, these are all some of the possible and mild to severe side effects. Don't want your achilles tendon falling apart? Then you may want to seriously consider your decision to take Levaquin or not. (Also, make sure you have a bacterial infection before you let your doctor prescribe you this super powerful and dangerous antibiotic.)
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Levofloxacin comes in 250, 500 and 750 mg tables; 25 mg/mL oral solution. Levofloxacin is an antibiotic most commonly used to treat bacterial infections. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, levofloxacin is usually taken by mouth with or without food most commonly once a day. Do not take this drug with dairy products, like milk or yogurt, or calcium rich juices. Take levofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after antacids, sucarlfate, quinapril, bismuth, multivitamins, or any other products that contain magnesium, calcium, aluminum, iron, or zinc. If upset stomach occurs take levofloxacin with food. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Some common side effects with levofloxacin include headache, upset stomach, diarrhea and sun burning more easily. Some less common side effects with levofloxacin include ringing in the ears, tendon rupture (greater in people over the age of 60), nerve problems and nervous system problems. (Flash on screen this is not a complete list of side effects) Do not take levofloxacin if: you have myasthenia gravis. While taking levofloxacin, remember it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have: • Signs of an allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, tightness of the chest, etc.) • An allergy to levofloxacin. • If you pain, bruising, or swelling in the back of the ankle, shoulder, hand, or other joints. • If you are unable to move or bear weight on a joint, hear or feel a snap or pop. • If you develop nerve problems such as not being able to handle heat or cold, changes in sense of touch, burning, numbness, tingling, pain or weakness in the arms, heads, legs or feet. • If you develop nervous system problems such as anxiety, bad dreams, trouble sleeping, changes in eyesight, dizziness, feeling confused, nervous, agitated, restless or experience hallucinations. • If you develop a rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs that could be signs of an allergic reaction. • If your symptoms do not get better or if they worsen, call your doctor. All forms of levofloxacin including the liquid needs to be stored at room temperature in a dry place. Use the measuring device received from the pharmacist or doctor for the oral solution. Thank you for watching and remember to tell your doctor and pharmacist about your health problems, all drugs including over the counter drugs, natural products, and vitamins for your safety before starting a new drug. Do not stop, start, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
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Powerful and popular antibiotics like Levaquin and Cipro are causing debilitating conditions. ◂ The ABC Action News app brings you the latest trusted news and information. ABC Action News is Taking Action For You with leading local news coverage, "Certified Most Accurate" weather forecasts, and award-winning I-Team investigations. ABC Action News, WFTS, covers local news in Tampa Bay and Florida. iPhone: http://bit.ly/http://bit.ly/iOS-wfts Android: http://bit.ly/abcaction-android
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"You have me captured, Im under your spell" #BigPharma. Note: I have no copywrites to the song at all, just using clip for getting point across. Do not take LEVOFLOXACIN!!! also known as Levaquin. https://www.crisisnextdoor.gov https://www.cbsnews.com/news/class-of-antibiotics-gets-stronger-warning-due-to-dangerous-side-effects-says-fda/ Natural remedies instead that worked!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA3hhM2kYCA https://www.drugwatch.com/beyond-side-effects/oklahoma-woman-begs-people-not-take-cipro-levaquin/ BE SOBER AND ALERT!! God warns us to also be as WISE as SERPENTS. Serpents represent the evil/dark realm. Beware to be as wise ,dont' wait until you are so sick that you go to a urgent care Dr and they prescribe some meds that you take without reading that Pham-let and doing your research. Also google the people that did take this medicine, it caused many more SERIOUS problems for them. https://www.change.org/p/department-of-health-hong-kong-stop-the-prescription-of-the-deadliest-drug-on-the-market
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Sonya is a patient of mine who had severe antibiotic tendonitis which left her disabled. Then we began using various Regenexx procedures to help stimulate healing in her tendons. She went from not being able to climb stairs to riding her bike. This is Sonya's story.
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Please do not take fluoroquinolone antibiotics unless they are a last resort. Fluoroquinolones should never be prescribed as a first line antibiotic for minor infections, but this is a widespread practise. Physicians and pharmacists must be educated on the dangers of these drugs! Please note: I'm not advocating the use of marijuana for others, just sharing something that has helped me in the past to overcome the damaging emotional and psychological effects of Cipro. Marijuana should be used only in certain cases and for a limited amount of time, just until symptoms have cleared. Marijuana can also have damaging effects on the system (especially with long-term or daily use) and should be researched before trying. My point is that it is generally a safer form of medicine that pharmaceuticals and can be used in place of them if they are being used for things like sleeplessness, nausea, headaches, anxiety, etc. However, the best case scenario is that we do not need any medicines to be healthy and to feel good living on Planet Earth, including marijuana! :-) Correction: Fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been infused with fluorine, rather than fluoride. I believe it is all similar in chemical structure. I was poisoned by Cipro, produced by Bayer, in December 2009. These are some of the things that have helped me in my recovery process. Facebook group with almost 10,000 members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/ From Millions Against Monsanto to Billions Against Bayer at Willow's Web Astrology blog: http://willowsweb.blogspot.ca/2017/04/pluto-stationing-retrograde-in.html Learn about the evil history of Bayer Corporation, the makers of Cipro. Bayer is now attempting to merge with Monsanto Corp. They are both big in the genetically modified seed and chemicals game. The most common fluoroquinolone brand names are Levaquin produced by Johnson&Johnson and Cipro and Avelox produced by Bayer. Other fluoroquinolone antibiotics are sold under the name brands: Cinobac, NegGram, Wintomylon, Uroxin, Panacid, Dolcol, Eradacil, Alcipro, Ciprobay, Enroxil, Penetrex, Megalone, Roquinol, Maxaquin, Acuatim, Nadoxin, Nadixa, Lexinor, Noroxin, Quinabic, Janacin, Floxin, Oxaldin, Tarivid, Peflacine, Uroflox, Baloxin, Raxar, Cravit, Pasil, Pazucross, Zagam, Omniflox, Ozex, Tosacin, clinafloxacin, Zigat, Tequin, Zymar, Tequin, Factive, Vigamox, Gracevit, Trovan, and Quisnon Veterinary use: Advocin, Advocid, Dicural, Vetequinon, Baytril, Ibaflin, Marbocyl, Zenequin, Orbax, Victas, Floxasol, Saraflox, Sarafin Willow's Web Astrology blog: http://willowsweb.blogspot.ca/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillowsWebAstro Dark Moon podcast with Yerevan & Willow: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNoKbuTD5lIMMUWMJWKfHQ
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In 2010, I was prescribed the antibiotic Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) for a UTI. Upon the first dose, I experienced negative side effects and eventually discontinued taking the medicine. What I didn't know at the time was that this drug has a Black Box Warning. Even after stopping Cipro, I experienced horrific side effects. For wellness tips and encouragement, visit http://www.danaarcuri.com/. Cipro Resources: FDA AMPS UP BLACK BOX WARNING: http://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/fda-amps-up-black-box-warnings-antibiotic-class-includes-j-j-s-levaquin-bayer-s-cipro PERMANENT NERVE DAMAGE: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/25/fluoroquinolone-antibiotics.aspx CIPRO BLACK BOX WARNING: https://online.epocrates.com/drugs/50211/Cipro/Black-Box-Warnings SURVIVING CIPRO: http://www.survivingcipro.com/ MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: The information on my YouTube videos are not intended to be a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. It shall not take the place of a medical evaluation, diagnosis, and/or treatment. The information on my YouTube channel is my personal experience and the facts I gathered during extensive research. Furthermore, individuals are recommended to seek professional medical care in the event they are suffering mental health and/or medical conditions. Most importantly, consider building awareness and becoming your own health advocate.
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Beware of Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox & all other fluoroquinolone antibiotics! The cure is often much, much worse than the disease when it comes to this class of poisonous drugs. Meanwhile, the FDA continues to look the other way as more and more unsuspecting patients fall victim.
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Severe Reactions to Levaquin, Ciprofloxacin and Other Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics: Are Doctors in Denial? http://ciprolevaquin.blogspot.ca/2018/01/severe-reactions-to-levaquin-cipro-and.html?m=1 VaXism videos Facebook page
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ABC 10 News 6:12 AM, Nov 24, 2014 http://www.10news.com/news/investigations/patients-experts-popular-antibiotics-could-cause-permanent-damage-11242014 For Jenny Frank, it started with a small white pill she took nearly four years ago. "I was prescribed Levaquin for a strep infection," she said. "I can't compare myself to the person I was in December in 2010." Levaquin is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics on the market. Frank said it left her with persistent, painful and long-term side effects that affected her both physically and mentally. She recalls one moment as the scariest of her life. "About three weeks after I had stopped taking it, I started typing on the computer," Frank said. "When I looked at what I had written it wasn't even words." The science teacher said it was "gibberish." So, Frank deleted what she wrote and tried again. "Same thing… it was just random letters and numbers and things," she said. When asked what she was thinking, Frank said, "I can't even put a sentence together. Oh my god. Am I going to lose my job?" New warnings needed? Levaquin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It is one of the most potent antibiotics approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is prescribed millions of times a year. Experts said that most Americans will take Levaquin in their lifetime. Team 10's investigative partners at ABC 15 in Phoenix spoke to researchers and patients across the country who believe that Levaquin carries more serious side effects than are listed on the label. They have filed a pair of citizen petitions this year asking the FDA to add new warnings to the label for a long list of psychiatric side effects ranging from depression to hallucinations and also something called "mitochondrial toxicity." In simple terms, researchers say that means it could alter and damage the body's cells. Dr. Charles Bennett helped write the citizen petitions filed with the FDA. Bennett, who says he has successfully petitioned the FDA before, is with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy and the Southern Network on Adverse Reactions (SONAR). He said he has been analyzing the effects of Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones for three years. Bennett said thousands of people have reported psychiatric side effects to the FDA. He also pointed to a 2013 FDA review of six different fluoroquinoles, including Levaquin, that raised the possibility of mitochondrial toxicity. Team 10 has also learned that full studies are underway at UC San Diego and the University of Rochester to look into these side effects. Experts: Overuse leads to added risk Frank is part of the fight to add new warnings to the label. "There's no reason why anyone should have to go through this if there are safer antibiotics that could be used," she said. "This should be a last resort. Not a first line of defense." It is a feeling shared by Dr. Ray Woosley, founder of CredibleMeds and a medication safety expert. He believes Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones are overprescribed. "The FDA put out a call two years ago that says don't overuse these drugs, but they continue to be overused," Woosley said. "It's like the wild west out there." Here is an example: During the anthrax mail attacks in 2001, victims were prescribed the fluoroquinolone Ciprofloxacin. "They are very potent antibiotics," Woosley said. "We can't take them off the market. We have got to have them available for whom they are lifesaving." But Woosley said that is also why these antibiotics should not be prescribed for things like sinus infections or prostatitis, like Tony Woods. Woods was prescribed Ciprofloxacin for a possible prostate infection two years ago. "There was no evidence I had an infection," said Woods, "He just wanted to treat me for what he thought was an infection." Woods took the pills for 19 days. "I started having extreme burning in my limbs, sensitivity to light, my eyes, my hearing, everything just felt rearranged," he said. "I couldn't smell or taste." The father of four was bedridden for months. "It's horrible," Woods said. "You go to bed thinking you are going to die … who's going to provide for my family?" Woods' attorney, John Fiske, said his firm, John Gomez Trial Attorneys, has been getting hundreds of calls a week from people who have taken these drugs. Fiske said the maker of Levaquin, Johnson & Johnson, faces a product liability lawsuit over side effects of the drug that allegedly caused peripheral neuropathy for one woman. The complaint was filed in August in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Fiske expects more to be filed against the makers of these drugs. "These are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world," said Fiske.
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Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/koduqH There are rising concerns regarding a class of antibiotics that some people say are making them very ill. Health Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on some of the patients who have developed severe side-effects.
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In our video, we discussed how the antibiotic class of Fluoroquinolones can cause tendon tears in several areas of the body, especially the Achilles tendon. There are several types of Fluoroquinolones, including: ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (Floxin), and gemifloxacin (Factive). This class of antibiotics have often been used in the treatment of bronchitis, sinus infections, and urinary tract infections in the past. At this time, it has been recommended that the Fluoroquinolones class of antibiotics be used as a second or third line option for resistant bacterial infections due to the serious side effects. In my physical therapy practice, I've seen several cases of acute Achilles tendinopathy and complete Achilles tendon tears, from one week to six months, after taking a course of this type of antibiotic. This can occur in the highly active athletic population that is more prone to Achilles tendon problems and who typically assume Achilles tendon pain is related to their current training. The other high-risk group is more sedentary, less active individuals with poor tendon health and other co-morbidities such as diabetes. We've also seen these antibiotic side effects in tennis elbow and rotator cuff tendon problems. When initiating physical therapy with this population, you must take a very conservative approach in progressing the strengthening and stretching of the individual. In the cases of Achilles tendon tears and tendinopathies, occasionally we will provide heel lifts, ankle boots or orthotics. One of the difficulties in providing a proper diagnosis is noticing the causal relationship between taking the antibiotics and the resulting tendon pain or dysfunction. Often the patient doesn't link the two events and associates the pain with normal muscular skeletal pathology. In some cases, pain in the Achilles can also be related to a lumbar pathology or referred from a retro calcaneal bursitis, plantar fasciitis and / or ankle dysfunction. At my clinic, we guide patients through a McKenzie mechanical evaluation of the foot and ankle complex to rule out whether some of the Achilles pain is related to another structure in the foot and ankle complex. Upon completion of the evaluation, we hope to establish a movement or position that will increase a patient’s mobility and reduce their pain with certain movements and ultimately restore their ability to function. If you are unsure if you've taken this type of antibiotic, consulting with your pharmacy is a good first step. In cases where you suspect you may be having a side effect from this type of antibiotic, it is imperative that you discontinue any activity that produces pain and consult with a physician.
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Sharing my experience with fluoroquinolone toxicity after using Levaquin, and what helped me to feel better and somewhat recover.
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NBC Charlotte 6:09 a.m. EST February 25, 2015 http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/health/2015/02/24/devastating-side-effects-prompt-local-push-to-ban-antibiotic/23977183/ It is a commonly prescribed antibiotic-- doctors offer it for everything from urinary tract infections to sinus infections. But a local mom is pushing to get Levaquin off the shelves after she suffered devastating side effects. And a drug watchdog group is pushing the FDA for tougher warning labels. Shannon Myers is trying to slyly wrap his Valentine's day gift for wife Adrienne. The two are very much in love and very much a team– no matter what. "Every day you push through it, you push through it because you have to," Adrienne says. Adrienne endures grueling physical therapy several times a week; the 36-year-old mother of two struggles to walk. "It's very painful for me, just because my Achilles hurts really bad, so in order for me to not lose strength in my legs, I have to do this. I just have to bear the pain." It started last summer. Adrienne was diagnosed with a sinus infection; doctors prescribed Levaquin, the brand name for a drug called Levofloaxacin. A few days into the prescription she says, "I started having issues with my legs-- my legs hurt, they burn, felt like I walked up hill all day, my feet hurt, I had problems with my eyes, my vision started becoming kind of blurred." It took three months and four doctors to come up with a diagnosis. Dr. Ki Jung, Adrienne's neurologist, says the Levaquin caused tendinopathy and peripheral neuropathy. He says he helped rule other things out and worked on a timeline to figure out what happened. Jung says, "I told Adrienne, let's put a timeline to this and see where we are and then see if we can tease out any correlations; that's really where we were able to get to the notion that this was a Levaquin problem." "So basically the drug attacked her nerves and tendons?" "Correct, in terms of a side effect profile." Adrienne was shocked. "He said unfortunately you have nerve damage from taking Levaquin." Dr. Charles Bennett chairs a drug watchdog agency at the University of South Carolina. He was not at all surprised to hear Adrienne's story. "I'm not surprised. I've been working on this for years. This woman is a story that's replicated in city after city, case after case." He recently petitioned the FDA for new, what's called black box warnings for Levaquin, those are bold warnings meant to grab your attention. The FDA already required black box warnings in 2008, warning of possible tendon rupture and muscle weakness. And in 2013 the FDA required a label change warning of nerve damage. Bennett says the FDA's own stats show 1200 people have died and nearly 100,000 have suffered side effects from Levaquin or Levofloaxcin. "Thankfully it's not life threatening for me. I'm very fortunate that it has not been a life threatening thing for me, so I think about the positive and hopefully my nerves will regenerate themselves and become healthy again," Adrienne says. Her husband Shannon just wishes he could take away her pain. "It makes you wish, just like anybody you love, you could go back and do something about it. Like wish you had more time, researched more, maybe take it off her shoulders a little bit and put it on yours." NBC Charlotte reached out to Levaquin for a statement. They responded Tuesday evening: "LEVAQUIN® (levofloxacin) Tablets is part of an important class of anti-infective prescription medications that have been used for more than 20 years to treat infections, including those that may be serious or life threatening. When used according to the product labeling, LEVAQUIN® has been proven to have a favorable benefit-risk profile." The best advice: ask your doctor and your pharmacist to go over the possible side effects of this drug-- or any other for that matter, and if you have concerns, ask for an alternative.
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Fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and a few others) are a horrifically destructive class of poisons marketed to the public as antibiotics by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson. They are capable of massive harm, disabling unsuspecting patients for life with as little as a few pills. Previously healthy and active individuals become bedridden, wheelchair-bound or requiring crutches or walkers--sometimes for life. Doctors will not tell you this, nor will pharmacists! DO YOUR RESEARCH! The FDA is not protecting us! Already harmed by Cipro or Avelox? Please email Bayer's CEO Phil Blake directly: philip.blake at bayer dot com or call him at his NJ office: 1-862-404-5018. This man needs to hear from his victims!
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Don't become another victim of fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, etc)! Demand something SAFER. Something that doesn't have the propensity to cripple you for life. The doctor in this video claims they don't have other options, but that is simply not true. Most doctors are just lazy & therefore reach for the 'big guns' right off the bat without ever trying any of the safer antibiotics first. This all too often results is people becoming crippled over things as simple as a urinary tract or sinus infection. It's YOUR body, YOUR health, YOUR life--YOU'RE the one who will have to live with the consequences of these poisonous drugs, so don't let your doctor bully you into taking them unless it's a life-or-death situation and you've exhausted all other (safer) options. When it comes to fluoroquinolone antibiotics, the cure is often much worse than the disease!
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888-978-2740 Were you injured by taking Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox or other Antibiotic Medication? Call us anytime 24/7 for a Free Case Evaluation or visit us at http://AntibioticHelp.org No Fee Unless You Win! You may be entitled to a significant cash compensation or settlement! Other lawsuits we are pursuing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2uMRDkfMCqeGdW1CE-TN9ZPSHexX6A4r
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Have you been prescribed a fluoroquinolone antibiotic? RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!! www.ciproispoison.com Already harmed by Cipro or Avelox? Please email Bayer's CEO Phil Blake directly: philip.blake at bayer dot com or call him at his NJ office: 1-862-404-5018. This man needs to hear from his victims!
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Beware of ALL fluoroquinolone antibiotics! The 'cure' is often much, much worse than the disease with this toxic class of drugs. The FDA knows all about the damage these antibiotics are doing to the public, but chooses to look the other way. Protect yourself!
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This video gives a brief desription of the adverse reactions of fluroquinolone antibiotics.
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In the wake of last week's FDA warning about the danger of using fluoroquinolone antibiotics for uncomplicated infections, many physicians are examining their antibiotic choices. In this video three infectious disease specialists explore why the FDA acted, the impact of the warning, and alternatives to these agents. The participants are: Yi Guo, PharmD, clinical pharmacy manager, infectious diseases, Montefiore Medical Center, New York City Adam L. Hersh, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City Victor Nizet, MD, chief, division of host-microbe systems and therapeutics, University of California San Diego Medpage Today: http://medpagetoday.com Online CME - Continuing medical education: http://www.medpagetoday.com/cme/ Latest medical news: http://www.medpagetoday.com/latest/ The MedPage Today app: iOS: https://goo.gl/JKrkHq Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medpagetoday.medpage MedPage Today Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MedPageToday Medpage Today on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MedPageToday
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In November 2014 and April 2015, I was severely impacted by two different sets of antibiotics. These antibiotics were Clarithromycin (Biaxin) and Ciprofloxacin (Ciprodex). I have made this video to share my story and to help others adversely affected by antibiotics. In the video I discuss my life prior to the antibiotics, the actual incidents, and my current state of affairs. I share things that have helped me along over the past 3 years and speak about potential better days ahead. Please help me spread the word about the dangers of antibiotics, particularly macrolide antibiotics such as Clarithromycin (Biaxin) and fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin (Ciprodex). Too many unsuspecting people are being severely injured, permanently disabled or worse, killed, by these extremely potent antibiotics. It's time to send a message to pharmaceutical companies, doctors, pharmacists and regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada, that poisoning the masses will no longer be tolerated in our society. ONE INJURY, DISABILITY OR DEATH AS A RESULT OF THESE ANTIBIOTICS IS ONE TOO MANY. PRIMUM NON NOCERE - FIRST DO NO HARM Hippocratic Oath – Medical Ethical Standards To find out more about my story and how I was affected, please visit: https://floxiehope.com/lukaszs-story-clarithromycin-and-ciprofloxacin-poisoning-and-healing/ To find out more about how antibiotics affect other people, please visit: https://floxiehope.com/fluoroquinolone-toxicity-recovery-stories/ Fluoroquinolone A to Z Resource Centre: https://floxiehope.com/ Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics In The News: https://floxiehope.com/fluoroquinolones-links-resources/ The Floxie Hope Podcast: https://floxiehope.com/podcast/ MTHFR Gene Mutation - Full Information: https://wellnessmama.com/27148/mthfr-mutation/ Dr. Josh Axe - Healing Leaky Gut Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tZHzTWu6Po
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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is failing to disclose additional serious side effects associated with one of the most popular and widely used prescription drugs on the market. ◂ WEWS NewsChannel5 is On Your Side with breaking news & weather updates -- NewsChannel 5 brings you the latest trusted news and information from Cleveland to Akron and throughout all of northeast Ohio. WEWS NewsChannel5 is the leading television station in Northeast Ohio. A proud affiliate of the ABC network, WEWS was the first television station in Ohio. iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wews Android: http://bit.ly/wews-android
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The FDA says certain antibiotics it approved have potentially permanent serious side effects. A lawsuit alleges that a former FDA commissioner suppressed this information. by Michael Tennant - http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/23202-fda-popular-antibiotics-have-serious-side-effects
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Peripheral neuropathy is a debilitating and potentially permanent complication that may be associated with the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, a class of medications that includes Levaquin, Avelox and Cipro. Contact Info: (888) 988-2399 / http://www.levaquinlawsuitcenter.com / http://www.facebook.com/levaquinlawsuit
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.Quinolone Vigilance Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to research, advocacy, and education about Fluoroquinolone Toxicity. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin, Cipro, and Avelox are associated with severe and often permanent adverse reactions. They are meant for life threatening infections, yet they are often improperly prescribed for routine infections such as sinus infections, UTIs and even as preventative measures. Know the risks and ask for a safer alternative. It could just save your life.
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http://www.levaquinlawsuitcenter.com/ The discovery of antibiotics has helped to save millions of lives. A particularly powerful type of antibiotic known as fluoroquinolones are used for treating serious bacterial infections. Levaquin is one of these types of fluoroquinilines. The problem, however, is that Levaquin is also prescribed for illnesses that are not very serious, for instance, ear infections and sinus infections. This has resulted in cases of Levaquin peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy happens when nerves which carry messages to and from the brain become damaged or diseased. This has disabled many people who have used the antibiotic Levaquin. These Levaquin neuropathy symptoms are: • Burning or tingling • Shooting pain • Vision problems • Digestive issues • Sweating • Intolerance to heat • Muscle weakness • Lack of coordination • Changes in blood pressure • Dizziness or lightheadedness The FDA required drug manufacturers to list peripheral neuropathy as one of the side effects of these fluoroquinolones. Unfortunately, the warnings were added 12 years after this connection was discovered. Levaquin peripheral neuropathy has resulted in many people becoming completely disabled and unable to work. A Levaquin lawsuit claims that these drug companies failed to adequately warn consumers of the association with peripheral neuropathy. If you or someone you know has experienced Levaquin nerve damage and been diagnosed with neuropathy, you may be entitle to compensation. To learn more about your rights when it comes to Levaquin peripheral neuropathy, please call the experienced law office of Bernstein Liebhard at 1-888-988-2399. http://www.levaquinlawsuitcenter.com/peripheral-neuropathy/ https://www.facebook.com/levaquinlawsuit
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In this video, I will paint a simple but telling mnemonic so that you won't forget the Fluoroquinolone drugs, side effects, and contraindications. Levaquin your feet and Cipro some ice tea because you are about to memorize once and for all everything you need to know for nursing school about Fluoroquinolones!
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Levaquin Tendonitis is not the same thing as 'regular' tendonitis. Fluoroquinolones like levaquin, levofloxacin, cipro, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, avelox, moxifloxacin, etc, cause all sort of symptoms including tendon pain, muscle pain, muscle weakness, muscle spasms/twitches/cramps, joint pain, symptoms that look/feel like regular tendonitis symptoms. But tendonitis from Levaquin is an entirely different animal than regular tendinitis. Fluoroquinolone toxicity is one result. Nutritional depletion is another. Mitochondrial damage and DNA damage or worse results. If you took levaquin or cipro and have tendonitis symptoms, you also have nutritional depletion (definitely) and quite possibly also have connective tissue mitochondria damage, and worse than that, connective tissue DNA damage. Also, if you have tendon pain (your tendon is affected), you MAY also have damage to connective tissue around any other joint(s) in the body, to the connective tissue in/around organs (including the brain), and possibly to the connective tissue around nerves. Levaquin tendonitis is bad news, and isn't really tendonitis. Find out more at https://www.TendonitisExpert.com/levaquin-tendonitis.html
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National news coverage: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june11/antibiotics_06-16.html
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5/15 10pm - A potent "go-to" antibiotic that doctors prescribe often could be destroying more than your infection, CALL7 Investigators have discovered.
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An expose on fluoride based antibiotics and how they affect your body. This video also covers how to heal and reverse joint bone, neurological and gut damage from the use of these commonly prescribed meds. All the content found in my Channel, videos and website is created for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or to help you decide which treatment options best and safest for you!
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Have you or a loved one been prescribed the antibiotic drugs, Avelox, Cipro or Levaquin? If so, please listen to this urgent message about an Avelox Cipro And Levaquin Lawsuit. These are among the most commonly prescribed antibiotics today. These types of antibiotics are used to treat both simple, and life-threatening bacterial infections. The association between severe nerve damage, including peripheral neuropathy, and these antibiotics was identified as early as the mid-1990's. In 2013, the Food and Drug administration ordered that the nerve damage warnings be strengthened after determining that the prior labeling was inadequate. If you or someone you know has taken Avelox, Cipro or Levaquin and developed any burning, tingling, numbness of the legs and or arms, or were diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, you may be entitled to compensation. However time is limited to file a claim. For a free, no obligation case review, call the experienced law office of Bernstein Liebhard toll free at 1-888-988-2399. To learn more, go to http://www.levaquinlawsuitcenter.com/ https://www.facebook.com/levaquinlawsuit/
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This video is about the blog post I wrote called "This antibiotic will ruin you." It was a post about my personal story of undergoing 20 surgeries in 7 years, and the dangers of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics. I wrote this on my blog called mountains and mustard seeds. That blog entry can be found here : https://mountainsandmustardseedssite.wordpress.com/blog/ The FDA warning can be found here: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm500143.htm and the Snopes article can be found here: http://www.snopes.com/fluoroquinolone-antibiotics-tendon-damage/ If you would like to purchase my book, follow the link. http://www.christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=the-magnificent-story-of-a-lame-author . It's available on ebook now and will be available in physical book form in the next few days.
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We are a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to research, advocacy, and education about Fluoroquinolone Toxicity. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin, Cipro, and Avelox are associated with severe and often permanent adverse reactions. They are meant for life threatening infections, yet they are often improperly prescribed for routine infections such as sinus infections, UTIs and even as preventative measures. Know the risks and ask for a safer alternative. It could just save your life.
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