Common Antibiotic Linked to Serious, Potentially-Deadly Side Effects

Common_antibiotic_linked_to_serious_potentiallydeadly_side_effects-syndImport-113244One of the most commonly-prescribed drugs in America is causing severe and painful reactions to hundreds of thousands of people taking it, according to research done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and medical doctors around the country.

The line of antibiotics is called fluoroquinolones. They are more commonly referred to by their product names or sponsors, which are:

Noroxin® (norfloxacin)—Merck and Co.
Cirpo® Cipro XR® (ciprofloxacin)—Bayer HealthCare
Levaquin® (levofloxacin)—Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Avelox® (moxifloxican)—Bayer HealthCare
Factive® (gemifloxican)—Cornerstone Therapeutics

Albuquerque resident Joanne Corwin used Cipro® four years ago for an uncomplicated urinary tract infection. By the 12th pill, Joanne told KOB 4 her body was rejecting it in the most painful and agonizing way . . .

Fluoroquinolones are like the bazookas in the arsenal of antibiotics. They are very strong and often doctors will prescribe them to treat minor infections. But it’s like using a cannon to kill a fly. (Read more from “Common Antibiotic Linked to Serious, Potentially-Deadly Side Effects” HERE)

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