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Why You Should Avoid These Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics at All Costs

IMG_4408.JPGFluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics that are flouridated. They are big sellers for the top pharmaceutical companies, raking in billions of dollars each year under the following names: Cipro, Avelox, Factive, Noroxin, Floxin and Levaquin. These drugs are typically prescribed as treatments for the most common and mild of infections, and patients are rarely informed of any risk of ill effects from taking them.

However, while all antibiotics have a risk of some side effects, these particular FDA-approved ones carry the highest risk of serious dangers. The central part of this drug is flouride – a known neurotoxin. Drugs with flouride are able to reach your most sensitive tissues – including your brain. This potential brain-barrier breach that results in neurotoxicity is perhaps the most disturbing adverse effect of fluoroquinolones.

Flouride also causes damage to the immune system by depleting your energy reserves and inhibiting the formation of antibodies in your blood. Additionally, it disrupts collagen synthesis in your cells, depletes your magnesium levels, impairing your cellular enzyme function, and messes with your central nervous system GABA receptors.

As far back as even the 1980’s, adverse reactions to fluoroquinolone have been documented in Europe. Below are some of the commonly reported reactions:

Nervous system symptoms – pain, numbness, dizziness, tingling, weakness, headaches, anxiety, panic, memory loss, psychosis.

Musculoskeletal symptoms – tendon ruptures and tendonitis, joint swelling, weakness.

Sensory symptoms – altered sight, smell and hearing functions, tinnitus.

Cardiovascular symptoms – chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath. tachycardia.

Skin reactions – hair loss, rash, sweating, intolerance to heat or cold.

Gastrointestinal symptoms – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain.

Reactions typically come on quickly and severely, often disabling otherwise healthy, active and young patients.

Finally, in 2008, the FDA added a warning about severe tendon damage to this product. It would be another 5 years before they would give additional warnings about permanent nerve damage.

This goes to show that just because a substance is FDA approved does not mean it’s perfectly safe. It is our own responsibility to do our own research and make your own informed decisions. The next time you are prescribed flouroquinolone antibiotics by your doctor, you may want to be absolutely certain that your situation warrants the risks presented by these drugs. Use flouroquinolones only as a last resort.

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  • ron44

    I have to take antibiotics almost twice a year now for recurrent bronchitis and it is no fun. if i don’t the possibility of and Er visit with hospitalization is more then a possibility..this is a two edge sword for me.

    • David in MA

      I used to get bronchitis twice a year since a little kid, never had it while at sea, back home it returned….. I received the Pneumonia shot and either do not get it or when I do it does not last long as long as I can stay away from irritants….

  • beonimagin

    Cipro almost killed me by destroying my immune system. My immune system was shot from being on Cipro for about two months because of a Jack stone in my Bladder (a Jack stone is the one with thorns). It was piercing through the wall of my bladder and leaking urine into my system. They couldn’t do surgery until the infection was done away with and the leaking of urine was aiding the infection. After the surgery, I was put on Cipro again to guard me against contacting an infection. I got an infection and put on Cipro again. I got a cold, that turned into bronchitis and went to see my primary care doctor. I told her about the Cipro that I was on and been off for about two weeks. She told me that if I catch pneumonia that I could die because I had nothing left of my immune system. She then told me that she wasn’t allowed to tell me because it is not FDA prescribed and the American Medical Association was against it and they would go after her license. She said all she could do is advise me. She said did you ever hear about Colloidal Silver. I told her no. She told me it is a natural antibiotic, not a chemical antibiotic. It doesn’t work destroying your immune system like chemical antibiotics do. It doesn’t kill good bacteria in your body, only the bacteria that doesn’t suppose to be in your body. She told me that she advise me to get some. Well I left without asking her where could I get it. Two days later I received mail about Colloidal Silver and it explained all what I needed to know, so I went and bought the generator to make Colloidal Silver. Two days later I got the generator and made a batch and drank an ounce of it. I drank another ounce in the evening. the next day I also drank an ounce in the morning and also in the evening. The next day after that I woke up with the bronchitis and cold both gone.Two days was all it took. Since then I seen other things it could do and today I wouldn’t be without it and if anything comes up (which doesn’t much anymore) it is the first thing I go for and so far it is the only thing I need. You can buy it in a health food store but it will cost about $30.00 for a 4 ounce bottle. Or you can make it yourself for about 35 cents a quart. No wonder Big Pharms don’t like it and are after the FDA to ban it. No wonder why the American Medical Association doesn’t like it because you will rarely see a doctor after using it. I am glad I have a primary care doctor that puts her patients first.

    • paulrph1

      I am glad you are OK. Colloidal Silver is not discriminatory and will kill all kinds of bacteria. It may be natural but so is cyanide. Cockroaches are also natural as well as skunks. It sounds like you had more problems than the Cipro. Cipro did not cause you stone which was the ultimate cause of your problem. There is one antibiotic that they do not prescribe for anything other than pneumonia. I am glad that you are OK. These is a reason the Dr. seldom prescribe it and it is? It is not $$$$.

      • beonimagin

        I did not say that Cipro caused the Bladder stone. The Bladder stone was caused by not emptying my Bladder of urine. I trust Colloidal Silver more than any chemical made antibiotic a Doctor can prescribe now that I know what it can do. I have a friend that has Agent Orange and Colloidal Silver is the only thing that restores his energy and restores his movement. He can now raise his hands over his head. Matter of fact he can life his arms straight up. I also seen what Colloidal Silver can do to Toenail Fungus. It turned the fungus black within seconds (killing the fungus) and when the toenail grew back it was just the way it was before contacting the toenail fungus. I also seen what Colloidal Silver can do to Poison Ivy. Sprayed some on Poison Ivy that was on a friend leg. Within seconds the itching stopped and a yellowish orange liquid came pouring out of the Poison Ivy that I had to give the friend some paper towels to soak up the liquid from flowing down her leg. The next day where the poison Ivy was, was scabbed over. I myself had a bad case of Acid Reflex. When it gave me chocking problem with it burning sensation, I drank 1 ounce and within minutes the chocking and the burning went away. Today I don’t have Acid Reflex problems anymore. Did you know that Omeprazole (Prilosec) causes bone rot from the inside out. Did you know that Ranitidine (Zantac) cause impotence in men. Chemical drugs don’t belong in a human living cell body. Chemical drugs can even cause Death. Television commercials will tell you that along with the smiles and happiness of the commercial for people to use it. Drugs makers cannot patent natural ingredients so they make their drugs with chemicals. A Patent Drugs makes them billions of dollars. When was the last time a Drug Maker made a drug for curing a health problem? They don’t make drugs for curing any health problem anymore. They are in the business of making drugs for relieving symptoms so people will stay using those drugs for the Drug Companies to keep making their Billions upon Billions of dollars. Today people using chemical drugs stay on them until they die. I rather use a Natural Antibiotic like Colloidal Silver that cures health problems. Stay with putting chemicals in your body for relieving symptoms, I’ll stay with the curing of Colloidal Silver.

        • paulrph1

          Do your research as Colloidal Silver is not a natural product. All Chemical drugs have a patent for so many years then after that the patent wears off and that is why one sees the generics. Patents are for a limited time. Clorox (diluted of course) will work on the poison ivy also and it too is a harsh chemical. All that that are natural as you claim are not harmful. Cyanide is a natural and a poison and can be found in apple cores/’seeds. Sweet pit the pits of certain Apricots contain this poison also but not enough to kill you.
          Ceclor is the antibiotic that is reserved for pneumonia and is seldom prescribed and it fact it is prescribed so seldom that it has virtually been forgotten.
          Do not tell me that all drugs are not produced for a cure because that is a lie but in many of the most common situations a total cure is not possible.

          Good luck with you Colloidal Silver being the panacea that you think it is. It may be good for certain things and so was potassium permangenate. Another chemical that falls into the same curative category as Colloidal Silver. But one seldom ever see potassium permangenate used.
          All drugs including Colloidal Silver will have harsh effects if used in significant quantities and used long enough. If you had drunk a pint of Colloidal Silver you would be dead. Be careful for yourself and others before you start to play doctor. I know you say I am not a real doctor but I stayed in a Holiday Inn last night.

          • beonimagin

            I done the research and still doing research and everything I come up with shows me that I am on the right track. Sure Colloidal Silver has two side effect. The first is if you take too much when you first start using it, it will kill so much pathogens that it will block a person bowel movement. The second is if you stay on a use factor of using too much for a period of time it will turn your skin gray then blue as the noted Blue man done so he could become famous and be on television. The blue man made his own Colloidal Silver using the 3 nine volt battery system. Of what makes 16 ounces of Colloidal Silver in about 10 minutes for a 10 ppm. He added salt to his making of what made it Silver Nitrate and he made it to be 50 ppm. Then he drank a quart everyday for two years for his skin to turn blue. Those are the only two side effect listed. Colloidal Silver is known to cure cancer. It is a step up, step down process. Start with a ounce the first day and two ounces the second day, and three ounces the third day and so on till it get to 16 ounces. Stay for 10 days at 16 ounces and then after the 10 days step it back down to an ounce and do that for 10 days and then step it back up again. After doing that three times the cancer should be wipe out. Some oncologist are using Colloidal Silver as their Chemotherapy treatment and are having results that are much better than the chemical cocktail. Not one person has died using Colloidal Silver but many people has died getting chemical cocktails put inside of them. Oh yes Colloidal Silver is NOT a chemical. It is on the same level as Zinc, copper, iron, magnesium that are in vitamins. Colloidal Silver is NOT a heavy metal like mercury and lead is.
            Also ask yourself, why is clothes use for hunting to keep the scent of a human out of it has silver particles woven in the fabric? Ask your self why does Curad Bandage now have bandages with Colloidal Silver in them to kill infections? Ask your self why does Samsung now make a Washing Machine that puts Colloidal Silver in it rinse cycle for the purpose to kill bacteria of what is great for towels and bedding? I don’t know where you got your information but I got mine from the Silver Edge and I do own the Colloidal Silver Manual. Also ask yourself, why is Colloidal Silver the only antibiotic that is not resistance to MRSA? Also ask yourself why is the micro particle Colloidal Silver is the only antibiotic that attacks Mycoplasma Infections like Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and others Mycoplasma Infections? What you know about Colloidal Silver is what the Big Pharmacies wants you to know so they can stay bilking the people for their expensive chemicals that has even killed people. Stay making billions of dollars in profit is their game. And they have a better game going, get on one of their chemical drugs and you will then need another chemical drug to rid the side effect of the first drug and then you will need another drug to rid the side effect of what that drug caused to rid the side effect of the first drug. Before you realize it, you be on a whole lot of chemical drugs for relieving side effects of each chemical drug. Isn’t that a great way to live, chemical drug dependence and then you die of a side effect.

          • paulrph1

            So much for your post because, zinc, magnesium, and the likes are not vitamins but minerals. They are all listed in the periodic chart and are therefore chemicals. No vitamin (all organic compounds) are listed in the periodic chart of chemicals. There have been no new antibiotics introduced since 1985 and the bacteria have built up a resistance to many so they have to resort back to older products. Echinicea is now seeing a reflux of usage because of such. Some practitioners are also prescribing gold for arthritis, rarely, also a chemical.
            Since you seem to hate big Pharma so much it is warping your objective thinking. Just like the people that smoke marijuana who think marijuana is a cure-all. You are out of line saying that the drugs that are prescribed all cause drug dependence. Those that do are identified and are so labeled. And very few of the people that are prescribed prescription drug die from the medications or they would be pulled but there is always that minute possibility. And there is always the possibility I could get killed crossing the road. And most that do die, die from the problem the drug is try to prevent. Colloidal Silver may help some people but the indications are few. Sometimes you have to pay the piper. I know you are not a doctor but played one on TV.

          • beonimagin

            From the way you attacking me because I research a lot on Health and I could write on other things of health also, I must be attacking the will of your profit you make for the garbage you defend. Also what gives you the right to even try to Control my Thinking to what Controls your Thinking. Where is this law giving you the rights to put any Control to my Thinking and Believing. You don’t want to Realize things different than what you are Brainwashed with as supposing to be good when they do cause problems in people including death. Colloidal Silver has been around before I was born and I am 70 years old and there has never been a case of death caused by it. There hasn’t even been a case of someone getting sick using Colloidal Silver. The only side effect is it will kill so much pathogens inside a person that using too much at first can block the bowel movement up. Need to start with a teaspoon and no more than a tablespoon the first few days. The second is it can turn the skin gray at first and then to blue in taking too much like the blue man done, a quart a day for two years. And of course mixing salt with it turns it into Silver Nitrate of what the blue man done. He turned the pure form of Colloidal Silver into harsh Silver Nitrate. And he also made it with 3 nine volts batteries generator that makes the Colloidal Silver have large particles of what cannot pass out of the body in urine, bowels, and sweat too easily. Defend your Drug Making Profits all you want but quit the Mind Fornicating you Think is so Important to my Thinking and Believing. Also I am a member of the Life Extension Foundation.

          • paulrph1

            So you think because you have read a few articles and had a little experience it make you all knowledgeable even more than those that do the work and work in the medical field all of the time including those that do the research. Folklore, folk medicine ends up losing our in the end. As I have said before and seems to bear repeating Colloidal Silver does have its uses but they are limited. All drugs have a limit on what they can be applied to. Also your age does not tell me anything other than that you have closed your mind. Knowledge increases and changes all of the time. You are not attacking my profit, period. I just hate to see people get hurt by people that think they are informed when they are not. And from you posts you seem to be very narrow minded. Colloidal Silver the wonder drug. They categorize drug according to their usage what category does it belong in. It is not my intent to change your mind but realize the limits of things you post and there is more than one side to everything. Brainwashed–hardly.

          • beonimagin

            The category the FDA put Colloidal Silver as is a Nutrient. Not an antibiotic, not a drug. Also as I wrote, I am a member of the Life Extension Foundation and of what you wrote it shows that you don’t know about the Life Extension Foundation. So all what you wrote is all in what you think important to give me. I will go and stay with all the Medical Doctors and Research Scientist around the world information that the Life Extension Foundation gathers and gives to it members along with the Research Scientist and Medical Doctors that work for the Life Extension Foundation and also are members like I am. No I am not a Doctor or a Research Scientist, but I am well informed by them. And since Life Extension Foundation has members living in the plus 100 year range, I believe I’m doing the best I could be doing for myself. You stay in what you Think is best for you and just leave me out of what you Think Important for me that is Important for you. Just because I Don’t Think What You Think (Important) I Should Think, doesn’t mean I am a child like you must Think I should be. Well I am not a child for you to Control with your Cap Mind. Since you know Nothing about the Life Extension Foundation as you have proved in what you wrote, then all you wrote is garbage to me. A Question to ask you since you Think you Know all about the medical profession. When President Ronald Reagan in 1985 got stomach cancer, since he did not get Chemotherapy nor Radiation to rid him of the cancer, what treatment did he get to cure him of that cancer and where did he go to get that treatment?

          • paulrph1

            A person who is educated as you claim to be does not close the door to learning from any avenue but keeps the door open and he knows knowledge is never limited and never finished. Yes I have read about Pres. Reagan’s cancer and the further proves my point that there are more than one avenue and sources for the truth and we should never limit ourselves. I do not believe all of traditional medicine and think much less for folk lore and even the Medicine Man but some of what they have taught does has some basis. Just like your Colloidal Silver has some bases and I am sure it worked for you and I am happy for you and that it did what the Dr. said and wanted it to do. But is is not the cure all and has its limits. Even the drugs that you seem so opposed to have their limits but they do help many and have saved my life, also. Even a Doctor knows and understands the limits of their knowledge that is why they refer their patients to others. And their referrals may not always be to other Physicians.

          • beonimagin

            I am glad you do see some things my way. I wish the FDA and the American Medical Association would keep the door open and knows that knowledge is never limited and never finished. Those in the FDA and the American Medical Association believed in many drugs that became traditional medicine and now are advertised on television having lawsuits against the use of those drugs for what they caused on people. Like the deaths of those that took those drugs and boys growing female breast. To me everything for health reason should be research and studied, not just what money can push through.

          • paulrph1

            There is much research and analysis of a drug before it can be marketed. This is necessary for the health of the public. Unfortunately, as least I feel this way, and that is some of the criteria for the patents on getting a drug patent have been somewhat compromised in order to get the drug on the market quicker. That is why we are seeing drugs that are more subject to health issues that before. Also with generics, yes they do save us money but I am not sure they are in total in the best interest of the public. Research is extremely expensive and the release of the generics takes some of the money that would be used for research from those companies. And the companies that produce the generics do little to promote research. I always say there is a cost to everything. Sometimes the costs help and sometimes the costs hurt us. I also do not like the trend of the drug advertising because the public now dictates to the doctor what he is to give and they know nothing about what they talk other than some stupid ad. I wonder if the drug companies are trying to educate the public but I doubt that is the case. It seems they just want to generate more cash flow which bring me back to the generics. Many of the drug companies that we prominent years ago are now struggling. But that is capitalism at it finest and I am all for capitalism. Nothing in life is meant to be easy, never has been and never will. Not if we want progress. But some want to eliminate progress, Communist, Socialists. Yes there is some progress with these countries but it is the wrong kind. Yes it should be for the benefit of the public and not to pads someone rich pockets. Monsanto included. This should also fall over into the food industry as well. No monopolies on corn, soybeans or other foods. No GMOs.

          • beonimagin

            Well I’m noticing that you and I are seeing things much the same but to me where ever money is to be the ruler on people lives, I don’t trust. And those who put their trust in Communist and Socialists Brainwashing, I have no use for. It be nice for the Truth of everything to be the ruler, but it will never happen the way this world is now.

          • paulrph1

            I knew all along we were pretty much on the same page all along but knew there would have to be some bashing to get to the bottom of it. Sorry for that.

          • beonimagin

            No harm done and do take care!

          • Spiritof America

            Hold your beliefs. They work. I use it in my work. I have seen lost cause healings with silver . I was one to survive in spite of the poisons they injected me with. Thanks to silver. Never argue with those that do not know. It “culls” the herd.

          • beonimagin

            I learned that a lot of people don’t know about Colloidal Silver and what it can do and when I learned about it, I was shocked to see what it has above all the chemical antibiotics Pharmacies Companies make and make huge profits from. But the thing with Colloidal Silver getting bad raps is because of the Big Pharmacies losing profits to Colloidal Silver so they start comments against Colloidal Silver over the Internet and if they can do damage on television and in the news, for sure they will do it. Lets take the Blue Man who on purpose wanted to become blue so he could become famous of what he did for a short time being on different television programs. If you took notice of the advertisements of the programs he was on television, they were all advertisements of drugs Pharmaceutical companies. Steve Barwick who wrote the Colloidal Silver Manual tried getting on those same programs to tell about Colloidal Silver was rejected by every one of them because the Pharmaceutical companies would have pulled their advertisements from those programs of what pays for those programs. What Big Pharmacies want with their money they get because Profit is their main interest, not people lives, not the Truth but Profit. I have met people like you who knows and understand about the benefit of Colloidal Silver and all are like you and I, saying the good Truth about it. I will admit people who do not know do believe in the propaganda of Big Pharmacies. And if that is what they want, then leave them be. I myself like staying fit and well.

          • Spiritof America

            I know Steve Barwick. I have the manual. He is a great man who has taught me well. I love helping turn hopeless cases around with out the side effects of death by big pharma.

          • beonimagin

            Steve Barwick is a great man and I also own the manual. What I get a kick from is those who don’t know what Colloidal Silver is about will fight tooth and nail against Colloidal Silver as if it a demon in this world. The real demons in this world is those who don’t want their profits lost from Truth on how dangerous their Chemical made drugs are. How many people have died because of their Chemical Drugs? While Natural Colloidal Silver have never killed one person. How many side effects has those chemical drugs caused that caused more chemical drugs to be used for each side effect that someone gets from using chemical drugs. After awhile a person could be taking 20 or so chemical drugs a day all for the problem of relieving symptoms instead of curing problems. Colloidal Silver cures the problems so there is no need to relieve symptoms.

          • Spiritof America

            It is natural occurs in nature . Life flourishes in silver streams. Silver is a natural element . If you drank too much water you would be dead. Knowledge of limits is universal . I have seen amazing healings with good quality silver and wisdom.

          • paulrph1

            There many products that are natural that are harmful too you. Cyanide is natural, skunks are natural, cockroaches are natural, curare is natural, penicillin (some can take it OK and some are allergic) is natural. aconite is natural, and this is just the beginning.

          • Spiritof America

            Talking to concrete wall…………….good luck. Closed minds are a locked box.

          • paulrph1

            We used to call them know-it-all. When a person achieves this state they close their mind to all learning. Are you there yet? I learn something new every day. Did you bother to read all of my posts? There is truth in many things not just as one always wishes. I did say that silver has it uses did I not? But there many other things that have their uses also. Eliminate them to your own peril.

          • Spiritof America

            I have been called many times an expert. I refuse the title. An expert is at the top , no where else to go. I claim student status, always learning.

          • paulrph1

            One who really knows, knows that a degree is just a starting point and just an education the shows someone where and how to look up information.

    • Spiritof America

      Like you I was made VERY ill with Cipro. I was the one to figure out the junk is toxic. Also will effect your brain. Colloidal silver has been a god send. I made medical history for violent reactions to their drugs . Never again, I do not trust people who “practice” MEDICINE. Guess who they “practice on ?” Dead people don’t sue and families usually do not know what killed their family member. They think the meds did not work and disease caused death. Watch your back with scripts…….they are dangerous. Amp up your immune system it is your “defender”.

  • paulrph1

    There is not drug that is totally without adverse reactions. That is why there is prescription required, too protect the public from themselves. Even aspirin is not without adverse reactions. The doctor should weigh the benefits against the problematic actions of the drug before prescribing them. Otherwise he would get sued up the ying-yang. Cipro saved my life last December due to a UTI where I was running a 106 degree fever.