Popular Antibiotic Causing Paralysis & Death
Imagine heading to your doctor for something simple like a urinary tract infection.
He gives you an antibiotic that’s supposed to make you better… but it ends up almost killing you instead.
Believe it or not, this is happening to people just like you right now.
A dangerous class of antibiotics is leaving people in excruciating pain… paralyzed… and sometimes dead.
And staying away from these pills could literally be a matter of life and death.
It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old… in good shape or not.
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can kill you.
The antibiotics, like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Leviquin (levofloxacin), make up 16 percent of all the antibiotics prescribed worldwide.
They’re doled out like candy for ailments like diarrhea, sinusitis, bronchitis, and UTIs.
And that’s just ridiculous.
Just a single dose of these antibiotics can cause something known as “fluoroquinolone toxicity,” which attacks your musculoskeletal system and can cause paralysis and even death.
According to data collected by the FDA Adverse Reporting System, there were 79,000 Cipro-related reactions between 2005 and 2015. And another 1,700 deaths.
Not to mention another 80,000 cases of adverse reaction and 1,000 deaths linked to Leviquin.
And these incidents are probably largely underreported.
So, what the heck is going on?!
Well, according to the “black box” warning issued by the FDA in 2008, fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause ruptured tendons.
One study even reports that a ruptured Achilles tendon is four times more likely to occur while taking this drug.
But fluoroquinolones also do damage to cartilage, bone, and muscle, as well as the heart and central nervous system.
All of these can occur within a day or starting a round of fluoroquinolone. And the risk is increased for any patients over 60, those who have kidney, heart, or lung transplants, and those taking corticosteroids.
Next time you need an antibiotic, make sure to consult with your doctor that you’re not being given fluoroquinolone like Cipro or Leviquin.
In lots of cases, these drugs may be more likely to end your life than to save it.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health