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    Default FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

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    July 26, 2016

    Limits use for acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics, called fluoroquinolones, to enhance warnings about their association with disabling and potentially permanent side effects and to limit their use in patients with less serious bacterial infections.“Fluoroquinolones have risks and benefits that should be considered very carefully,” said Edward Cox, M.D., director of the Office of Antimicrobial Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “It’s important that both health care providers and patients are aware of both the risks and benefits of fluoroquinolones and make an informed decision about their use.”

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    Default Re: FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

    Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are really "bad news." In essence, they disrupt collagen production and repair, which can result in very serious blood vessel ruptures, etc. FDA issued this warning in 2016, but these antibiotics are the worse of the worse and should not be available but for "very, very extreme situations." And, there are dozens and dozens of them. In addition to those in FDA's list, here are others that are widely used but should be avoided if at all possible --Alumofloxacin, Balofloxacin, Ciprofloxacin, Difloxacin, Ecenofloxacin, Enoxacin, Fleroxacin, Gemifloxacin, Lomefloxacin, Moxifloxacin, Norfloxacin, Temafloxacin (Omniflox), Trovafloxacin, etc. etc. So, bottom line: beware of any antibiotic ending with "...floxacin." But, I wish it were that simple because there are brand names that contain this stuff too, like Penetrex, Maxaquin, etc. If you care to see the entire list of these "untouchables," but for very, very extreme cases, read here:
    https://fqresearch.org/list-of-quinolones-and-fluoroquinolone-drugs/
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