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Thread: Anyone been poisoned by Levaquin

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    My mom picked up the same cough/flu that I picked up from my dad but she didn't get over it. So I finally talked her into going to her regular doctor (who knows her medical history)and she perscribed this Levaquin antibiotic. It has pretty much destroyed my mothers mind overnight. She can't comprehend what she's reading anymore, and has no short term memory, can not sleep. I went to take her out today and she was clutching my arm to keep walking upright and by the time I had driven to our destination she began to throw up. Of course I ran her to the doctors and we saw a different guy. I'm making sure she doesn't get hold of any more of it and doesn't try and take the new stuff he gave her today until we see her regular "doctor" in the morning.

    Seems doctors are handing this Levaquin out like pez candy from my research online. It's very bad stuff, if your doctor tries to give it to you refuse!

    Has anyone here or your relatives ever been poisoned by this stuff? Did you/your relatives regain mental faculties to full capacity? How long did it take? I'm glad she only took one dose of the poop!

    I'd hate to be that doctor in the morning... I'll do my best not to make the 11 oclock news!

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    Holy CRAP!

    Sounds like all of the "floxies" are pretty dangerous.

    Here's an interesting link

    I hope I DO see you on the 11 oclock news- somebody needs to SUE these .... folks.

    So people here know, some of the more popular Fluoroquinolones include the following:

    Ciprofloxacin - (Cipro), Levofloxacin - (Levaquin), Ofloxacin (Floxin), Moxifloxacin (Avelox), and Gatifloxacin (Tequin).

    Muscle wasting, CNS problems, joint and tendon problems... holy MOLEY.

    I hope somebody hits these "people" with a class action lawsuit! People should go to the link I provided and sign the petition.

    Congress, the FDA, these drug companies, and the idiot doctors who throw out antibiotics in general ALL need to get the message.

    Josh, I hope your mother will get better soon. This sounds like some nasty stuff.
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    I've got a list of questions ready and I'm thinking of brining my old interview recorder (from when I used to interview bands and such) to tape what the doctor has to say to my questions. Maybe she won't talk straight if she knows the tape is rolling...?

    What I can't understand is the sickness my mom has is likely viral (cold/flu) and not bacterial which is what Levaquin fights (does nothing for viral). I've located a number of lawyer sites with forms already setup for Levaquin complaints some are so overloaded they no longer accept levaquin complaints! If you type "Levaquin reaction" into google, you'll never be done reading. Stay away and remember this name if you ever get it prescribed.

    I probably couldn't have poisoned her more myself if I had made a salad out of Datura leaves-the side effects are the same!

    That site you marked is great, thanks! I will give the doctor the address but I bet she won't look at it.

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    I'm really sorry to hear about your Mom. That's awful!

    The only one of those drugs I've had is Cipro and I had no adverse reactions. But I was also quite ill with a bacterial infection.

    I hope you do make the news and get the word spread about these drugs. Maybe you should call Dateline.

    BTW...I sent out a brief email to a few friends and family to give them a heads up about this. It was just to say "be cautious about these drugs." In this case, I'd rather be safe than sorry. At least these people will know to be very careful and talk to their doctor if they ever are prescribed any of those medicines. Josh...maybe you will have saved a life with your post!



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    are those side effect common? how can they have FDA approval?

    are they permanent?

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    why are they approved? thats easy. Docs used to hand out antibiotics like candy, even though they knew they did nothing for the cold or flu but they made the patient feel better because they were doing something about being sick. now we have a ton of very drug resistant bugs out there. we NEED drugs like Cipro because nothing else is working on some bugs. its either deal with drugs that might have nasty side effects or let some of the bacteria kill ppl.

    swords this isnt directed twords you. if your mom had a cold or the flu the doc SHOULD NOT have given here a drug to fight bacteria. good luck with whatever route you decide to take and i hope your mom gets better
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    I'm hoping they are not permanent.

    The speed/frequency with which the FDA approves drugs is directly based on the donations for research given to them by the drugs manufacturer (on a drug by drug basis). This donation is said to "increase the speed of approval" which normally takes 5+ years of research with conventional drug approval whereas these new drugs that are being approved every day are approved in mere months while the public bears the brunt of the "research" flaws. Basically it amounts to drug companies bribing the FDA to allow their new/untested products on the market but of course, the FDA denies that this is equatable with bribery.

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    no doubt thats true swords but its equally true that we are having a hard time staying ahead of the drug resistant bugs. now is not the time for debate though, focus your energy on your mom, thats where it needs to be right now.
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