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Old 07-06-2018, 06:08 AM
 
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It is not the same as a simple urinary infection for which there may be other equally effective alternatives to Cipro.
Too bad for us Docs will prescribe it for that too, and they do...a lot!

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03267-5

Stick with antibiotics that end in "illen"...NOT "xacin"...find out when you're prescribed an antibiotic what it is....levaquin is a fluoroquinolone.

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Old 07-06-2018, 06:32 AM
 
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Too bad for us Docs will prescribe it for that too, and they do...a lot!

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03267-5

Stick with antibiotics that end in "illen"...NOT "xacin"...find out when you're prescribed an antibiotic what it is....levaquin is a fluoroquinolone.
That's all well and good if the infection is sensitive to a penicillin class of antibiotics. Often it is not, and what if you are allergic to penicillin? Even the article you cite points out that, "Fluoroquinolones are valuable antibiotics, and safe for most people."
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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That's all well and good if the infection is sensitive to a penicillin class of antibiotics. Often it is not, and what if you are allergic to penicillin? Even the article you cite points out that, "Fluoroquinolones are valuable antibiotics, and safe for most people."
Docs will prescribe a fluoroquinolone now, before anything else (despite the very serious 3 times black box warning)....and despite the fact that this type of antibiotic should be used only as a LAST alternative.

They are valuable...as a LAST RESORT...what part of that can't you understand?....

My advice would be to stay away from them....check the prescription your Doc gives you before you have it filled....
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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Docs will prescribe a fluoroquinolone now, before anything else (despite the very serious 3 times black box warning)....and despite the fact that this type of antibiotic should be used only as a LAST alternative.

They are valuable...as a LAST RESORT...what part of that can't you understand?....

My advice would be to stay away from them....check the prescription your Doc gives you before you have it filled....
I am so thankful the doctors who pumped 2 months of IV's into my body for a nasty staph infection had some good sense NOT to use a fluoroquinolone...so thankful. They failed me in finding the infection firstly but I could have ended up with more damage from the fluoro class of abx drugs. I've heard plenty about the damage this class of drugs do.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:53 AM
 
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I'm glad for you jaminhealth....hope you continue to have jamin good health.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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This drug (Cipro) is in the news and is not safe and it has been known it has not been safe for some time.

There are all kinds of implications (Achilles tears, other tears, Lyme complications, etc.)

It's a dangerous drug.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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This drug (Cipro) is in the news and is not safe and it has been known it has not been safe for some time.

There are all kinds of implications (Achilles tears, other tears, Lyme complications, etc.)

It's a dangerous drug.
^Complete nonsense. Millions of people have taken Cipro, Levaquin, etc with little or no side effects. Iím one of them. These drugs save lives. Can they potentially have side effects that affect small numbers of people? Sure. Practically all drugs do.

By all means, donít take them if you believe theyíre dangerous.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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^Complete nonsense. Millions of people have taken Cipro, Levaquin, etc with little or no side effects. Iím one of them. These drugs save lives. Can they potentially have side effects that affect small numbers of people? Sure. Practically all drugs do.

By all means, donít take them if you believe theyíre dangerous.
From all I've read and talked to others the numbers are not small. We have no idea of the millions take this class of drugs the major side effects. Glad it worked for you and no side effects as you say. Yes, all drugs come with side effects and then there are those with major known horrid side effects. I'm just so happy that I was NOT given them..in my recent infection of the knee.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:48 PM
 
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^Complete nonsense. Millions of people have taken Cipro, Levaquin, etc with little or no side effects. Iím one of them. These drugs save lives. Can they potentially have side effects that affect small numbers of people? Sure. Practically all drugs do.

By all means, donít take them if you believe theyíre dangerous.
Agree. I've had Levaquin multiple times with zero side effects.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:15 AM
 
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Looking for answers. Went to the ER in terrible pain middle of the night. Diverticulitis diagnosis. Sent me home with Percocet (ugh), anti nausea med and this drug, Moxifloxacin HCL 400 mg. I declined Cipro and Flagyl. Had it once for C-diff diagnosis (wrong) and said never again. I am 75 .

Saw PCP yesterday. Said to continue soft diet, take the drug and come back in 3 months. Today I have had bloody diarrhea. Is it from the drug (supposedly side effect) or something with the diagnosis? Going back to the liquids for awhile. Mabe I started soft too soon. Pain is gone but so much rumbling, rumbling !!!

I think this drug is in the same category as Cipro and Flagyl, so they duped me !!! Strange thing is I am a sauerkraut addict. So why is this happening to me? Appreciate anyone's help.
Cipro and Moxifloxacin are in the same category of drugs - the fluoroquinolone family. Very potentially problematic. Hope you're doing better.
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