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    Default Certain antibiotics may cause aortic aneurysm, FDA warns

    Jen ChristensenDecember 21, 2018


    (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday that the benefits of fluoroquinolone antibiotics do not outweigh the risks -- which include aortic aneurysm -- for certain patients, according to the latest research. The research is based on reports of patient problems and on studies published between 2015 and 2018.
    Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are often used to treat serious respiratory infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and even plague and exposure to anthrax. They include drugs sold under the names ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin) and ofloxacin (Floxin).

    Keep reading: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/20/healt...1GTfinjiNQeJjo
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    Default Re: Certain antibiotics may cause aortic aneurysm, FDA warns

    Add this to the known issues with tendon rupture and other problems.

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    Default Re: Certain antibiotics may cause aortic aneurysm, FDA warns

    bmc, you may remember a former member, Katee, who was harmed by fluoroquinolones. She published an in-depth article here not long ago that might interest you. https://www.hawkeshealth.net/communi...ighlight=katee
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    Default Re: Certain antibiotics may cause aortic aneurysm, FDA warns

    Fluoroquinolones....bad news for a long time. Should only be used when nothing else will work, and then with extreme caution.
    @Katee: Great opinion piece. Loved your term "medically managed" all our lives.

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