What Is Fluoroquinolone?
Fluoroquinolone is a powerful and widely prescribed antibiotic that has
been known to be helpful in remedying the conditions it is prescribed
to treat, which typically include:
- Bacterial infections
- Bone infections
- Chronic bronchitis
- Enteric fever
- Gonorrhea and other cervical STDs
- Infectious diarrhea
- Respiratory illnesses
- Skin infections
- Urinary tract infections
While generally effective in fighting certain illnesses, it has come to
light in the past several years that the risks of fluoroquinolone-containing
drugs may be greater than their benefits.
Drugs Containing Fluoroquinolone Increase Risk for Aortic Aneurysm
Fluoroquinolones have also been known to cause deterioration of collagen
in the body particularly in the blood vessels. Researchers have found
that, as a result, people who take Cipro and other medications containing
fluoroquinolone, such as Levaquin and Avelox, experience a relatively
high rate of aortic aneurysm and dissection, which can be deadly. (Aortic
aneurysms and dissections occur when there is a bulging portion of the
main artery of the heart.)
In addition to harming the main artery of the heart, fluoroquinolones have
been associated with nerve damage, muscle weakness, and disablement of
joints and tendons.
Fluoroquinolone-containing drugs have also been known to cause complications
and interact negatively with substances such as:
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