Should You Be Asking For Antibiotics?

Should You Be Asking For Antibiotics

I’ve been warning clients about Floxacin antibiotics (like Cipro) for years…

Now, the FDA is warning against using a popular class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. They may cause sudden serious and potentially permanent nerve damage, called peripheral neuropathy.

Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics that are commonly used to treat a variety of illnesses such as respiratory and urinary tract infections. These medicines include ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, norfloxacin, and ofloxacin. Their use is fairly prevalent, and in 2011 alone there were more than twenty-three million patients who were prescribed one of them

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Action Step:
I made it easy by telling my doctor and pharmacist that I’m allergic to Floxacin antibiotics. There are many other types of antibiotics that are just as effective with no risk of permanent  damage to tendons and developing neuropathy among other serious side effects.

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