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Reports Reveal New Risks Associated with Fluoroquinolones

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
  • Cystitis
  • Enteric fever
  • Gonorrhea and other cervical STDs
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Pyelonephritis
  • 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:

  • Antacids
  • Blood-thinners
  • Multivitamins
  • Antihistamines

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