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Antibiotics that can harm your tendons (CIPRO...)
Here's a list of 6 antibiotics that you should avoid due to the risk of tendon ruptures. https://www.camarillochiro.com
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FDA Warns of Levaquin Tendon Rupture & Injuries
The FDA is warning of tendon ruptures and tendon injuries associated with the antibiotic Levaquin. Learn more by visiting http://www.schmidtandclark.com/levaquin
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Levaquin Linked to Tendon Ruptures and Tendonitis
If you have taken the prescription medication Levaquin and have been diagnosed with tendinitis or suffered a tendon rupture you may be entitle to compensation. Contact one of our experienced attorneys today for a free consultation.
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Cipro and Tendinitis
cipro and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been associated with tendonitis and tendon rupture
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Critical Basics of Levaquin Tendonitis
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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Achilles' Tendon Tears and Fluoroquinolones
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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Paul C. from New Jersey describes how after 10 days of Floxin, both legs became severely damaged; two tendon ruptures occured, 10 years of excruciating pain and suffering.
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FloxinTendonSevereDamage Part 2
This is a continuation of the tragedy that Floxin, similar to Levaquin, did to Paul C. from New Jersey. He had 2 tendon ruptures, severe neuropathy develop, and has been in pain 24/7 for 10 years, and is still alive, and suffering. I used to be an active mountain climber, lover of outdoor sports and nature, and this mis-labeled drug has turned a healthy life into a depressing and painful one full of loss of quality of life. no more skiing, no more walking through the birch forests of Maine. This drug should never be used as a first line defence against common infections, and the Company that makes it, J&J, and the FDA should be ashamed of themselves and held liable. I did not have a rare reaction, thousands, of others are hurting too, and now in countries throughout the world. Why have letters been sent to doctors about this in Europe, and not in the US.
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Levaquin Tendonitis
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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Levaquin Side Effects
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Antibiotic Body Damage Recovery (Levaquin Cipro Side Effects and How I Healed)
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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Cipro Tendinitis (black box warning)
Quinolone antibiotics can damage tendons and cause prolonged disability.
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Cipro Tendonitis or Quinolone Tendtonitis
Cipro Tendonitis or Quinolone Tendtonitis
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Levaquin victims coming forward after news story
Levaquin victims continue to come forward after news story airs. These terrible adverse reactions to fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, etc) are NOT rare and neither your doctor nor the FDA is protecting you. If you value your life & your health, steer clear of ALL fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
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[13] Local Doctors Explain Risks Of Taking Levaquin ( Fluoroquinolone Toxicity )
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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Levaquin's Side Effects for the Eye
Learn more at: http://healingtheeye.com Levaquin and Serious Side Effects Mark Girard, co-editor of the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation, joins us today sharing his experiences with Levaquin and the risks it poses to our overall and eye health. Mark: “I was given Levaquin, the main fluoroquinolone antibiotic, five and a half years ago for a post-surgical infection in my ankle. I immediately had problems, like loss of bowel control. Within a couple of weeks, I had blood clots, spontaneous tendon ruptures and mysterious cartilage lesions that required a transplant of cartilage from a dead child. I had many other horrific things go wrong all at once. Of course, vision problems were one of them.” A Homeopathic Approach to Fluoroquinolone Side Effects One thing you should really consider is the homeopathic approach of treating the complications of these antibiotics. In the homeopathic literature, there are many remedies for individuals who have an adverse reaction to medicine. As a homeopathic doctor, Dr. Kondrot tell us that he often sees people who have had a bad reaction. It’s not particularly to the fluoroquinolones but to anesthesia and other toxins. Homeopathic treatment can act as a catalyst to strengthen the body. When you have a reaction like this, it affects many different parameters of your body. It’s not just one localized area. It’s your eye, joints, muscle pain, etc. It’s hard to find a specialist who will look at you as a person suffering from that reaction. Fluoroquinolones Effects on the Body Dr. Kondrot tells us that the human body has the ability to heal, but if there are toxins or some type of imbalance in your body that those antibiotics caused, you get rid of that. In homeopathy, we believe antibiotics are a no-no because they suppress disease. Antibiotics do not treat the disease. They treat the infections and bacterial problems. Really, it’s a weakness in the body that causes the bacterial infections, so you have to treat the underlying cause. Many times when people take an antibiotic based on homeopathic principles, the infection may improve, but somehow that process is pushed deeper into the body and they get a more serious problem. Floxies and Detoxing Dr. Kondrot tells us that he has found that toxicity in general affects the vitreous. If you have heavy metal poisons or any type of toxins in your body, it can show up in the vitreous as floaters, inflammation and a subtle barometer of some type of disturbance in your body. He recommends to Floxies, victims of fluoroquinolones, is to begin some type of detoxification program. There are methods to remove toxins from your body, whether it’s infrared sauna, IV chelation or Zeolite. There are so many different products out there to detoxify and purify the body of toxins. Listen in online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYq1chcamo0
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How Antibiotic Tendonitis can Ruin a Life and How to Treat It...
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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My Story, Levaquin Poisoning, Detox, & More...
Many have asked about my struggles with Levaquin poisoning, what I've done to heal, what kind of detox I have been doing, and how it has helped. This journey has turned into more of an opportunity to help others on their way to wellness, and wholeness; and for that I am forever grateful! Please feel free to send questions so I can include them in my upcoming videos. Have a blessed day!
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Levofloxacin or Levaquin Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
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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Antibiotic Induced Achilles Tendon Ruptures
A preview of a presentation by Dr. Ronald C. Evans, Antibiotic Induced Achilles Tendon Injuries is an important addition to any clinician's medical library. To find out more, visit http://TheOpenClinic.com
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The Dangers of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
Jonathan Furman presents on the adverse effects of fluoroquinolones and the shortcomings of FDA oversight. Adverse events include, tendon rupture and psychological dysfunction. The frequency of these events has caused the FDA to issue black box warnings and recommend restricting fluoroquinolones usage -- Health Watch USA Conference. Oct. 4, 2018.
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Potential Risk of Achilles Tendon Rupture with Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
By: Karina, Kaysley, Lindsay & Whitney
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Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Antibiotics: A Case Study - New York Attorney Matthew McCauley
Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Antibiotics: A Case Study - New York Attorney Matthew McCauley explains more at: https://www.yourlawyer.com/defective-drug-attorneys/ Watch as attorney Matthew McCauley of Parker Waichman recalls the case of John, an avid golfer who was detrimentally harmed by the side effects of his prescription drugs. For a gentleman in his late 80s, John is extremely active. He's a World War II veteran and a golf fanatic who loves to teach others the game and play with this family. So it was devastating to him when the antibiotics he was taking actually caused his Achilles heel to rupture. These tendon injuries and ruptures are becoming associated with the antibiotics such as Cipro and Levaquin. The injuries can occur with a patient's Achilles heel, shoulder, hand, thumb, or biceps. Obviously this can be extremely painful and for people like John, these injuries can keep you from something you love. Understanding that an injury may come from a prescription drug takes a lot of research and insight into the medical history of both the drug and the patient. As a paramedic, attorney Matthew McCauley can assist our clients with not only the legal knowledge but can look at their injuries from the patient's perspective as well. People who are victims are hurt and just want answers as to what caused their pain. We're here to help them with those answers and moving forward with their life. Watch this video now to learn more. If you have additional questions about defective drugs, I want you to call me at (212) 267-6700. I welcome your call. Visit our website where you can view more videos and media content from our law firm. Parker Waichman LLP 59 Maiden Lane 6th Floor New York, NY 10038 (212) 267-6700 https://www.yourlawyer.com/new-york/
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Antibiotics Cause Rupture of Achilles Heel - New York Attorney Matthew McCauley
http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/title/cipro-levaquin-still-popular-despite-tendon-risks If you're being treated for an illness with an antibiotic, the last thing you would expect is to have a tendon rupture. But such is the case for our clients who have used prescription drugs such as Cirpo and Levquin. Cirpo and Levquin, are in a class of antibiotics called fluroquinolones. These drugs have been linked to an increased risk in tendon damage and ruptures including the Achilles heel, thumbs, shoulder, biceps, and hands. Watch this video now to learn more. To learn more about prescription drugs, explore our educational website at http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/title/cipro-levaquin-still-popular-despite-tendon-risks. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call. Matthew McCauley Parker | Waichman LLP 6 Harbor Park Drive Port Washington, NY 11050 (800) 800-9797 http://yourlawyer.com
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Most Levaquin Side Effects Are Minor, But Tendonitis Is Not
http://www.legaltube.com/BREAKING-NEWS-HOT-LIST/Levaquin/Levaquin-Side-Effects-Include-Diarrhea-and-Tendinitis.aspx Mostly Levaquin side effects are minor, however tendonitis can be quite painful.
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HELP!-Antibiotic Toxicity?-I Want My Health Back
PLEASE EXPAND FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION- This is a documentary about my health, coming out of remission, and living life. There is no cure for my condition, but there is hope. Please read my bio on my YouTube Page-http://www.youtube.com/user/Bonnie90505 Watch-Back On Enbrel-Oct 3, 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byrmA9Sih5g Watch-Certain Antibiotics Spur Widening Reports of Severe Side Effects http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june11/antibiotics_06-16.html I had a "possible" reaction to antibiotic-Leviquin and Avelox From http://www.antibiotics.org The Food and Drug Administration imposed the government's most urgent safety warning on Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and many other flouroquinolone antibiotics. The FDA orders a prominent "black box" warning and the development of new literature for patients emphasizing the risks. The most prominent risk is tendon rupture causing long term disability, possibly permanent. This is an important first step to ensuring these antibiotics are only used when the patient faces a potential fatal outcome, and only after the use of all other antibiotics have been ruled out. This is not due to the probability of risk, but rather severity. To those who have been affected, prognosis is normally not good. There is no cure. Often repeat exposure through food and water cause a continual never ending cycle of symptoms. Many victims face the fact that their lives have been completely destroyed. Many face loss of job and income, some face breakup of the family. Some have even committed suicide because of the pain inflicted by these drugs. Unfortunately, physicians currently give these prescriptions out like candy. To emphasize the ignorance of physicians, Cipro is often prescribed post-op for tendon repair surgery. The physician will often prescribe a drug known to cause tendon rupture as a preventive to infection after tendon repair surgery. There is an obvious neglect on the part of the physicians who simply do not known the potential dangers of the drugs they prescribe. So where is the breakdown of information? Unfortunately many physicians mistakenly rely on pharmaceutical drug reps to point out any potential side effects rather than investigating it themselves. Further implicating the physicians, they accept gifts from drug companies and in return will prescribe unnecessary and dangerous substances. Drug Reps, paid on commission, find themselves making more sales by not disclosing the dangers, or make light of potential side effects. Making the problem worse, the drug manufactures trivialize and distort the potential risks. A pending U.S. Senate bill would require drug companies to report gifts to doctors of more than $25. New York State's legislature plans to hold hearings this year on the relationship between doctors and drug companies. One congressional critic has even compared the drug industry with the tobacco industry, and Senator John McCain has called drugmakers the "bad guys." Antibiotics known as flouroquinolones have been associated with some or all of the following adverse drug reactions: Tendonitis, Tendon Rupture, Tendon, Ligament, Joint and Muscle Damage Vision Damage, Hearing Loss, Taste Perversion Peripheral Neuropathy (Tingling, burning sensation) Insomnia, Nightmares, Anxiety Attacks, Depersonalization, Cognitive Disorders Brain, Heart, Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, Blood and Endocrine Disorders Severe Psychotic Reactions, Suicidal Thoughts or Actions Gastrointestinal Damage The drug called Enbrel, -My last hope for a decent life, but now, I have to live the best I can, the healthiest I can, and I won't let it beat me!! from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000193/ Etanercept Injection(et a ner' set) [Posted 04/14/2011] ISSUE: FDA continues to receive reports of a rare cancer of white blood cells (known as Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma or HSTCL, primarily in adolescents and young adults being treated for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis with medicines known as tumor necrosis factors (TNF) blockers, as well as with azathioprine, and/or mercaptopurine. TNF blockers include infliximab (Remicade), etancercept (Enbrel), adalimumab (Humira), certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) and golimumab (Simponi). Etanercept injection may decrease your ability to fight infection from bacteria, viruses, and fungi and increase the risk that you will get a serious or life-threatening infection including sepsis (infection that affects the entire body) Talk to your doctor about the risks of using etanercept injection. ----------------------------------------­----------------------- music by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
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Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin Side Effects
http://gacovinolake.com/avelox-cipro-levaquin-side-effects/ Three popular drugs -- Avelox, Cipro and Levaquin -- are super-heavyweights in the fight against serious bacterial diseases that plague humans. These powerful medications belong to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. They are highly effective in fighting hospital-acquired infections that can be resilient to lower-grade antibiotics. Avelox, Cipro and Levaquin are extremely potent and have become a popular prescription for common ailments such as ear and sinus infections. These drugs are so popular that in 2010, Bayer’s Avelox and Cipro brought in $1 billion in sales while Johnson & Johnson’s Levaquin brought in 1.3 billion. The benefit to thousands of consumers comes at a very steep price. The powerful medications eliminate infection but leave many consumers with a terrible condition known as peripheral neuropathy. Watch Online: http://youtu.be/nKCBZOOfEEc
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[1] Fluoroquinolone Toxicity: Medication Warning
CBS Iowa Updated: Fri, Apr 03 2015, 10:29 PM EDT Her career is in insurance, but Patti Ireland's passion is photography. For years, Ireland would travel across the country photographing wild birds in their habitat. But a photography trip two years ago, would be her last. A trip to the doctor changed everything. After an asthma problem, her doctor gave her prednisone, a drug that's also known to weaken the immune system. As an extra precaution, she says her doctor then gave her a strong antibiotic called levofloxin, brand name Levaquin. It was a pre-emptive strike on any potential illness, not because she had symptoms. She says, "48 hours after I was given the first pill, I woke up with tremors, which you can hear in my voice and see in my hands. Ringing in my ears that sounds like living in a tent full of cicadas." Ireland wondered if the Levaquin pill was causing it. "I called the doctor and she said, 'Oh, no, it must be the prednisone. Keep taking it.'" She stopped taking the prednisone but took one more Levaquin pill. That was it. "8 days after stopping it," she says "I was in a hotel room in Florida on a photographic trip and I woke up in the middle of the night feeling like there wre hot pokers in my body. I couldn't walk. I had trouble breathing. I was panicking." Now two years later, the tremors are constant. Basic tasks like getting a drink of water are a challenge. There are no more photography hikes into the woods and her physical and cognitive issues forced her to retire early from her career. Dr. Julie Buchkina, MD, did not prescribe the Levaquin, but now treats Ireland's symptoms. She says, "It appears the symptoms she has experienced since then, are permanent." She goes on to say, "Ever since she took the Levaquin, she has struggled with new health conditions that she previously didn't have." There is a black box warning right now on Levaquin, the strictest warning a drug can have. But it warns of tendon issues like tendon ruptures and tendonitis, not the nerve and cognitive damage Patti is living with. The year after Patti took the two pills, in 2013, the FDA recommended warnings on the label and they are now posted to include the potential for nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. The same report also points out the long-term damage to mitochondria cells, problems that could lead to diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinsons and ALS. Dr. Buchina says, "Currently there is no official warning on Levaquin to warn abou the risk of increased damage to mitochondria, but that is something the FDA is looking into." Ireland doesn't blame the doctor who prescribed it. She says it was given to her in good faith. She also cannot sue the drug maker, as it was a generic version of Levaquin. She now just wants changes including regulation of this powerful antibiotic, adding "These drugs need to be regulated. They should only be used as they were designed, which is in life threatening situations where an infection isn't responding to any class of antibiotic." Read More at: http://cbs2iowa.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Medication-Warning-110580.shtml
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Achilles tendon tear - MSK ultrasound
Achilles tendon tear on MSK ultrasound. How to see achilles tear on ultrasound
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DNA damage from Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics after only 3.61 minutes (in vitro)! A global problem? https://www.facebook.com/Fluoroquinolone-Toxicity-Study-NFP-144478016244899/?ref=bookmarks https://fq100.org Out of desperation and complete exhaustion from continuing discrepancies with powerful pharmaceutical lobbyists and their connections, our Foundation has chosen online media to reveal test results of our personal DNA study in hope to spread the warning on severe, often irreversible, side effects due to antibiotic drugs people are prescribed daily. This warning is for genomic and mitochondrial (your cell powerhouse) DNA damage from the Fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotics family. The most popular are Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Levofloxacin (Levaquin) and Moxifloxacin (Avelox). These antibiotics have been on the market for over 30 years and prescribed to millions worldwide as well as found in fertilizer, animal and fish farming, veterinary clinics and given in surgery IV’s. All FQ associated scientific publications since the 1980’s relating to the following topics have been largely ignored by government agencies thus far: DNA, mitochondrial and nerve damage, psychiatric disorders, reproductive malfunction, chromosomal abnormality, collagen destruction, aneurysms, multi organ failure, retinal detachment, cell toxicity, genetic damage, muscle atrophy, metabolic dysfunction, etc. In May 2014, a group of victim activists presented laboratory results indicating FQ DNA damage to government officials and the Senate Health Committee in Washington. We had great hope that those test results would be forwarded to the appropriate government agencies to take further steps to stop the widespread usage of these antibiotics; no such gesture was made. For two decades up until the end of his life, Dr. Jay S. Cohen warned colleagues and the public about psychological and neurological damage from FQ drugs. He sent multiple petitions to Congress and the Senate to no avail. Dr. Charles Bennett spent years studying hundreds of patients with FQ toxicity. His petition about possible mitochondrial damage was denied by the FDA. In 2016, hundreds of FQ related science publications and test results demonstrating FQ DNA damage were sent to an attorney representing one of the Fluoroquinolone manufacturers. No response was ever received. In 2017, a larger group of FQ victims were tested by mass spectrometry* (analytical technique) for nuclear and mitochondrial DNA adducts (DNA bonded to a chemical). The study tested for Ciprofloxacin and Levofloxacin. Out of the numerous test results we had patient permission to access on these two drugs, all showed genomic (nuclear) and mitochondrial DNA FQ adducts. DNA damage was also detectable decades after the original exposure and by single or multiple oral doses, IV or ear drop forms. Furthermore, the lab performed an in vitro (test tube) test and DNA damage appeared in just 3.61 minutes after antibiotic introduction. DNA adducts are considered abnormal, thus preventing healthy cellular and mitochondria replication! We are asking for people to spread the information contained here and in our video, as well as urge the use of these antibiotics in life or death situations only. The Foundation is appealing to medical and science groups to help with further research and independent studies directed towards finding a treatment on a cellular level. We are requesting serious government action to hold the responsible entities accountable for the millions of people suffering decades due to these drugs. As Americans, we believe in democracy and a government that works to protect and serve the citizens as well as heavily monitor pharmaceutical companies. Please watch this important video on side effects, DNA test results and victim photos. If you feel you have experienced serious drug repercussions, please file a complaint with the FDA and find online support with Facebook groups.
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Pneumonia, Coughing Blood, Muscle & Tendon Ruptures, and Dangers of Antibiotics & Strength Training
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Side Effects of Fluoroquinolones
Which antibiotic should you try to avoid taking, if possible…next Side effects of fluoroquinolones far more disabling than other antibiotics, experts say Idelle Davidson writing in the Washington Post reported on the side effects of fluoroquinolones, noting that levofloxacin ranked third “in the number of serious adverse event reports submitted directly to the Food and Drug Administration in 2013,” while ciprofloxacin, another fluoroquinolone, ranked fifth, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Experts say that fluoroquinolones “can be far more disabling than other antibiotics” because of the life-altering nature of their side effects, which include tendon rupture, disabling peripheral neuropathy or permanent nerve damage to the arms and legs, eye disorders, psychiatric and nervous system disorders, seizures, ringing in the ears, and burning and tingling sensations. Comment: I have seen a number of tendon issues associated with these fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
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[3] Popular Antibiotic May Be Causing Permanent Damage ( Fluoroquinolone Toxicity )
WSET-TV Mar 30, 2015 11:03 PM Lynchburg, VA - Popular antibiotics used to treat common infections may be causing permanent damage. Fluoroquinolones have been at the center of more than 2-thousand lawsuits in the past year. They are among the most commonly prescribed antibiotics. Levaquin and Cipro are the big ones, and are used to treat everything from anthrax to a simple sinus or urinary track infection. "The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, which can happen with any antibiotics" said Stephanie Puckett, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Centra. Yet unlike other antibiotics, Fluoroquinolones come with a special 'black box' warning. That's the FDA's strictest warning, alerting patients of the possible nerve and tendon damage the antibiotic can cause. "I would consider the Fluoroquinolones a very strong or potent class of antibiotics because they do cover a large variety of organisms" said Puckett. But patients around the country say these prescription drugs carry more serious side effects than are listed on the label, including psychological effects. They have banded together on the Facebook page "The Fluoroquinolone Wall of Pain", to push the FDA for stronger warnings. Group member Wayne Smith says he only took Levaquin for 3 days and suffered from "depression from hell, crying all day and night for no reason at all… Panic attacks, 24/7 anxiety that would not stop." Similarly Lana Kennedy says she was "in a state of extreme confusion & began experiencing severe panic attacks" after taking Cipro. Patients filed a citizen's petition asking the FDA to expand its warning on Fluoroquinolones. The new warning would include other reported side effects like damage to mitochondria in cells and psychological effects. The FDA says "they are considering the matters raised by the petition and giving it [their} careful attention."
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392 Extensor Mechanism, Quadriceps, and Patellar Tendon Ruptures
0:00 Extensor Mechanism, Quadriceps, and Patellar Tendon Ruptures Mary Lloyd Ireland, M.D. Professor University of Kentucky Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine MaryLloydIreland.com IrelandFoundation.org 0:55 Extensor Mechanism, Quadriceps, and Patellar Tendon Ruptures Menu Introduction Quadriceps Tendon Rupture Patellar Tendon Rupture Tibial Tubercle Fracture Bipartite Stress Fracture Calcification Quad Tendon Rupture 1:16 Anterior knee pain algorithm, reproduced with permission from Kelly MA, Scuderi JR: Management of patellofemoral pain. Orthop Spec Ed 1997;3:37-40. Fig. 1 in Kelly, MA "Algorithm for Anterior Knee Pain," Chapter 39 in Cannon WD, ed., Instructional Course Lectures, Vol. 47 (Rosemont, IL: AAOS, 1998), 3409-341. 2:24 Antibiotics Linked To Tendon Ruptures, Anticholesterol Lowering Meds Fluoroquinolones • Cipro (ciprofloaxacin) • Floxin (ofloxacin) • Avelox (moxifloxacin HCL) • Noroxin (norfloxacin) • Factive (gemifloxacin mesylate) • Levaquin (levofloxacin) • Cipro XR and Proquin XR Statins for lowering cholesterol • Lipitor • Zocor • Crestor PubMed Search (11/17/2009): 58 references to Drug-Induced Tendon Ruptures 3:27 21 YO Male • Playing basketball • C/O Left Knee pain • 3 days later, playing basketball, left knee collapsed and right knee hurt • Renal dialysis patient on peritoneal dialysis, awaiting 2nd kidney transplant 4:06 Exam 4:40 Exam Quad Tendon, Defect, Swelling 5:16 No obvious bony deformity - X-ray 5:28 Tilted inferior position patella Ossification quadriceps tendon 6:15 MRI: Right Knee 6:50 MRI: Left knee 7:11 1 week later: surgery Repair of bilateral quadriceps rupture with medial and lateral retinacular repair 7:49 Exam 8;13 Surgery 13:11 42 YO Male • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers offensive center • Injured left knee playing basketball: • Acute pain • Inability to extend knee 13:42 PE • Consistent with complete patellar tendon rupture: • Radiographs show high position of the patella • Palpable defect in patellar tendon • Patient opted for surgical patella repair 14:02 Exam 14:43 Surgery 15:23 Method 15:52 Sutures 16:00 Completed Repair 16:16 Patellar Tendon Rupture • 46 YO • Injured when he slipped on ice, foot on porch, knee extended, fell. 17:02 Surgery 17:22 24 YO Male Defensive End • Playing pickup basketball • Came down from rebound • Felt a pop, left knee 17:55 Patella High-riding vs. Normal 18:39 Exam 19:04 Surgery 19:30 Video: Surgery 24:00 Sindig-Larsen-Johansson syndrome (i.e., secondary center of ossification of inferior pole of patella) 25:16 16 YO BM Basketball Athlete L proximal tibia Salter IV Fracture Ogden IIIB 26:44 Exam - Reduction 27:40 Post reduction 28:29 Bipartite Patella 15 YO Male • One yr. history of right knee pain • Unable to play basketball 2° to pain • Physical Exam • Ligaments stable • Tender at superior lateral aspect of patella 29:06 RT - Bipartite patella 29:52 AP View 30:39 X-Ray 31:12 Arthroscopy 32:40 Excision patellar fragment Capsular repair 33:00 Removal 33:11 Symptomatic non-union bipartite patella 22:29 Conclusions Make the diagnosis Treat: -acute rupture with repair -anterior knee pain without surgery History and Physical are KEY! 33:49 53 YO Female • Occasional pain in Rt. Knee 34:05 Images of my knee Xrays Calcification is a bad indicator for tendon health 35:06 Exam 35:34 Repair 35:53 The End . . . Thank You! 36:05 More information and donate! marylloydireland.com irelandfoundation.org
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Popular antibiotics fluoroquinolones linked to tendinitis, tendon rupture - IN60
From Maryland - The FDA is warning that the popular class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, which includes Cipro and Avelox, may raise the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. While tendon rupture is seen in about 1 in 100,000 people, use of these medicines appears to triple the risk. Most cases appear to affect the Achilles tendon. From Malawi - In developing nations, infants born to HIV positive mothers are at risk for becoming HIV positive through exposure to breast milk. According to research in the New England Journal of Medicine, use of antiretrovirals for an extended period of time can lower the risk of HIV transmission by 50%. However, with continued breast feeding, the risk of transmission remains present. And finally, back to Maryland - The FDA has approved a diagnostic test that can assist doctors in deciding when to offer Herceptin to patients with breast cancer. The test, called SPOT-Light, requires a small tissue sample from the tumor, and detects HER2 mutations which affect about a quarter of women with breast cancer. The test may eliminate the need for assays that involve the more complex FISH test. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Allison Chow.
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[16] Hillary Clinton taking controversial antibiotic with "Black Box" warning
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is taking the controversial antibiotic, Levaquin, according to medical information released by her team this week. https://m.hrc.onl/secretary/10-documents/05-physician-letter/HRC_physician_letter.pdf Clinton, who was diagnosed with pneumonia, is on a 10 day supply of Levaquin. Levaquin is the brand name for levofloxacin, which is part of a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones, intended to treat major infections like pneumonia, anthrax exposure, plague and urinary tract infections. Call 6 Investigates has been looking into potential safety issues with the drug, including devastating side effects like tendon rupture, nerve damage and psychiatric problems. In July, the Food and Drug Administration officially approved safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones including an updated “boxed warning,” also known as a black box warning, which is the FDA’s most serious type of warning mandated by the agency. The warnings advise patients that the serious side effects generally outweigh the benefits for patients with sinus infections, chronic bronchitis, and urinary tract infections, and fluoroquinolones should be used as a last resort. An FDA safety review found the drugs can cause serious, disabling, and potentially permanent side effects involving the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves and central nervous system. Call 6 Investigates reached out to the Clinton campaign, but they have not yet responded, so it’s unclear if Clinton was aware of the new FDA “black box” warnings when she started taking Levaquin. Dr. Charles Bennett, a vocal critic of Levaquin who has not treated Clinton, said her doctors should examine the presidential candidate for possible side effects including muscle weakness. Clinton recently raised concerns when she appeared to struggled to walk while leaving a 9/11 ceremony. “It could be a serious drug reaction,” said Bennett. “The best thing to do is stop the drug, I would suggest, if it’s a potential serious adverse drug reaction. You can use many other antibiotics for pneumonia. I would defer to her physicians there.” Bennett said he is surprised Hillary Clinton was prescribed Levaquin, given the recent label changes and serious side effect concerns. “Our data estimates the FDA receives several thousand reports per year of this toxicity, and several thousand deaths,” said Bennett. “This is equivalent to a 747 plane going down once a month.”
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Ankle tendonitis - causes, symptoms, and treatment explained
Pain on the inside or the outside of the ankle can often be because of tondonitis. Leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Matthew Solan explains what causes this, and how it can be treated. If you would like to make an appointment with Mr Matthew Solan, you can do so by visiting his Top Doctors profile: https://www.topdoctors.co.uk/doctor/matthew-solan
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Sports and exercise while taking antibiotics
Athletic people often face upper respiratory infections and other medical illnesses. Occasionally they need antibiotics to treat these infections. While it can be safe to exercise or play sports while taking antibiotics, there are some concerns worth discussing with your doctor. http://challenge.drdavidgeier.com/ds/906ca4c8 I want to help you! Please take a few seconds to share the biggest challenge or struggle you’re facing with your injury! Click here! http://www.drdavidgeier.com/sports-exercise-antibiotics Click the link above for more information about antibiotics and other resources to stay healthy and perform your best. Get That Doesn't Have To Hurt FREE! This eBook offers tips that you can take to avoid injuries and perform your best! Plus, learn tips to keep your children safe in sports. http://www.sportsmedicinesimplified.com/that-doesnt-have-to-hurt-ebook Please note: I don't respond to questions and requests for specific medical advice left in the comments to my videos. I receive too many to keep up (several hundred per week), and legally I can't offer specific medical advice to people who aren't my patients (see below). If you want to ask a question about a specific injury you have, leave it in the comments below, and I might answer it in an upcoming Ask Dr. Geier video. If you need more detailed information on your injury, go to my Resources page: https://www.drdavidgeier.com/resources/ The content of this YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/drdavidgeier (“Channel”) is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. The Channel may offer health, fitness, nutritional and other such information, but such information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. This content should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any health, medical, or physical condition. The content does not and is not intended to convey medical advice and does not constitute the practice of medicine. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. You should consult with your healthcare professional before doing anything contained on this Channel. You agree that Dr. Geier is not responsible for any actions or inaction on your part based on the information that is presented on the Channel. Dr. David Geier Enterprises, LLC makes no representations about the accuracy or suitability of the content. USE OF THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. The concern that has received the most attention is the risk of tendon rupture. Fluoroquinolones, including ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and levofloxacin (Levaquin), are often used to treat urinary infections. These antibiotics have been associated with increased risks of tendon ruptures. Antibiotic-associated diarrhea can occur when you take antibiotics. These medications can alter the normal bacteria in the G.I. system. In order to decrease your chance of having diarrhea, your doctor can keep the duration of antibiotic treatment as short as possible that still eliminates the infection. Antibiotics that have been linked to photosensitivity are a concern for anyone who plays outdoor sports or exercises outside. Tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones and sulfa drugs are believed to carry this risk. It is possible that you could develop a serious sunburn on body parts exposed to the sun or have an increased risk of skin cancer if you use these medications. Theoretically you should avoid these antibiotics or use sunscreen and wear fully protective clothing. By no means does this list of concerns represent medical advice. If you have an infection and require antibiotic treatment, you should ask the doctor about possible complications with those drugs, especially as they pertain to exercise and sports. Please remember, while I appreciate your questions, I cannot and will not offer specific medical advice by email, online, on my show, or in the comments at the end of these posts. My responses are meant to provide general medical information and education. Please consult your physician or health care provider for your specific medical concerns.
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Levaquin reaction  FDA failure  Google: "Death by Levaquin" for my website
Video from a victim of Levaquin, visit: ww.fqvictims.org or www.fluoroquinolones.org Help us get on local or national media. Tens of Thousands of us are damaged by Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox and other quinolones.
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Levaquin Lawsuit - (888) 978-2740 - Expert Levaquin Lawyer (2018)
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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[5] Safety Advocate: Powerful Antibiotics Being Overprescribed ( Fluoroquinolone Toxicity)
CBS Chicago March 11, 2015 10:11 PM http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/03/11/safety-advocate-powerful-antibiotics-being-overprescribed/ Millions of people are being given powerful antibiotics to treat common infections. Now, as Erin Kennedy reports, one safety advocate is warning that this may be overkill and wants the FDA to do something about it. “I was a very healthy person at the time. I bicycled about seven to ten miles a day, I could bench-press 300 pounds,” said 54-year-old David Melvin from downstate Chatsworth, Illinois Now, just helping his wife prepare a meal can be almost unbearable. “I have days I can’t lift a half a gallon of milk, and if I do, I have to go lay down and rest for a while,” he said. Melvin suffers from chronic fatigue, neuropathy and digestion problems – all due, he believes, to the antibiotic Levaquin, given to him for a common infection eight years ago. “I don’t know what the future holds, whether I’ve got five years or I’ve got 15 years,” said Melvin. Levaquin is in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. These drugs already carry a black box warning for tendon ruptures, muscle weakness and central nervous system damage. “It is powerful,” said Dr. Charles Bennett of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. He is one of the nation’s leading watchdogs for prescription drugs. He says the big problem with flouroquinolones is inappropriate use. “We are talking about going into the physician’s office, having a little sniffle, walking out with an antibiotic and shortly after having these kinds of problems,” said Dr. Bennett. He has filed two citizen’s petitions with the FDA. One seeks to expand the black box warning to include mitochondrial toxicity, meaning damage can occur within a patient’s cells and possibly show up years later as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or ALS in patients who may be more at risk. “Potentially, a genetic predisposition to be a poor metabolizer of the drug, so it’s not what you take it for, it’s who you are,” explained Dr. Bennett. The second petition wants to highlight the potential for serious psychiatric events. “This is another one, if I am depressed,” said Caroline Eagan. She took Levaquin eight years ago for a sinus infection and hasn’t been the same since. “One day, I can be okay and focus and another day I can’t even talk to anybody because they are not making sense,” she said. Melvin had to retire early from the Illinois State Police and now focuses on his blog dedicated to the Levaquin safety issue. Through emails, people tell him: “the pain is almost unbearable,” and “I woke up one day in hell.” So, what does he want to see happen to these drugs? “I don’t think they need to be taken off the market but I think doctors and patients should be informed,” said Melvin. For more information on fluoroquinolones, click here. To see Dr. Charles Bennett’s citizen petition, visit www.saferpills.org/citizen-petition/. David Melvin’s blog is at www.myquinstory.info/. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. released a statement saying: “At Janssen, our first priority is the well-being of the people who use our medicines. We are aware of the Citizen Petitions and we are evaluating them. LEVAQUIN® (levofloxacin) is part of the important fluoroquinolone 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. All medicines, including LEVAQUIN®, have both benefits and risks. We continually collect and monitor information on the safety and effectiveness of all our medicines, and, in cooperation with the US FDA and other health authorities, we incorporate new data into our product labels so doctors and patients can make informed decisions. Ever since it was first approved by the FDA in 1996, the LEVAQUIN® label has provided information to physicians on the risks and benefits associated with the medication, including warnings and precautions. Since 2004, the LEVAQUIN® label has informed physicians and patients about possible side effects related to peripheral neuropathy.”
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Levaquin side effects
For more information on Levaquin Side Effects, please visit : www.sideeffectsofmedication.com
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You Do Not Want To Stretch The Achilles Tendon
Especially after Achilles Tendon Reattachement Surgery, you do not want to focus on stretching the achilles tendon. Comments and discussion on the Q&A page can be found here: https://www.tendonitisexpert.com/achilles-tendonosis-surgery-and-bone-spur-debridement-happy-and-ready-to-do-it-again.html
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FTS NFP http://fq100.org https://www.facebook.com/Fluoroquinolone-Toxicity-Study-NFP-144478016244899/ The Foundation for Fluoroquinolones Toxicity Study and Research NFP was established as an Illinois Not for Profit Corporation with the intention to provide funding for the study and research of Fluoroquinolones toxicity, as well as to promote responsibility, training of drug toxicity. In a 2001 study by Dr. Jay Cohen, the following reaction rates of ADRs were documented: • Nervous system symptoms occurred in 91 percent of patients (pain, tingling and numbness, dizziness, malaise, weakness, headaches, anxiety and panic, loss of memory, psychosis) • Musculoskeletal symptoms in 73 percent of patients (tendon ruptures, tendonitis, weakness, joint swelling) Ann Pharmacother December 1, 2001 vol. 35 no. 12 1540-1547 • Sensory symptoms in 42 percent of patients (tinnitus, altered visual, olfactory, and auditory function) • Cardiovascular symptoms in 36 percent of patients (tachycardia, shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations) • Skin reactions in 29 percent of patients (rashes, hair loss, sweating, intolerance to heat or cold) • Gastrointestinal symptoms in i8 percent of patients (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain) Given their potential to harm, they should be reserved for treating only the most serious bacterial infections that won't respond to any other treatment; instead, they're often offered for mild conditions like sinus, urinary tract and ear infections. The Foundation for Fluoroquinolones Toxicity Study and Research thus has a twofold mission-to increase awareness about the responsible use of such powerful antibiotics, as well as to provide funding to research the potential causes and treatment of adverse reactions in some patients (while others have no adverse reactions). Your generous gift will help study, educate medical professionals, build awareness and help people harmed by Fluoroquinolones antibiotic. The Foundation has been working for the public good on the issue regarding Fluoroquinolones Toxicity since 2015. Along with thousands of fellow Americans, a lot of people suffers from Fluoroquinolone-Associated Disability (FQAD). Funds for our project have come solely from our own families and savings. At this moment, we would like to thank everyone who made even the smallest donation to our foundation. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics have shown to inhibit DNA replication much like chemotherapy. Fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed as a measure to cure bacterial infections in humans and animals. Specifically, we want to bring to your attention the Fluoroquinolones resistance, bacterial mutations, accumulation possible mitochondria dysfunction and DNA changes.
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Levaquin Lawsuit - Peripheral Neuropathy
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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Achilles tendinitis ultrasound (levofloxacin)
Achilles tendinitis ultrasound. Ultrasound of Achilles tendon (longitudinal view). Hypoechogenicitiy and color Doppler signal within the tendon are shown. 62-year woman was being treated with levofloxacin due to a urinary tract infection.
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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Victims Levaquin Cipro Avelox FDA Pharmaceutical Drugs
National news coverage: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june11/antibiotics_06-16.html
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