We’re back! We’ve reorganized, we’re more user friendly, and better than ever. We’re in the process of rebuilding over a decade of research in a more user-friendly format so that more people can be educated about these drugs, so we thank you for your patience with our reconstruction. Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Research is a community of those who are dedicated to research and education regarding the dangers of the Fluoroquinolone and Quinolone class of drugs.
We are passionate about the support of those who have been damaged or injured by these and other drugs. We have been tirelessly collecting research and helping sufferers of Fluoroquinolone Damage for many years and we’re rebuilding our site to make it better than ever. We offer this information freely in hopes that this information will prevent anyone from being damaged, and support those who already have been.
We see the Fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics, drugs such as Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox, as some of the most dangerous drugs on the market, as evidenced by many many studies including ones that monitor FDA adverse event reporting such as the ISMP. ISMP watches over the medication reports to the FDA and compiles the info into understandable and usable information in order to help guide same medication practices. Their ISMP QuarterWatch 2011 publication Edition for Quarters 3-4 saw Levaquin as the drug with the 3rd most reported serious side effects in the entire United States.
These and other studies have made FQResearch.org supporters of extreme caution with these drugs, and we would embody the statement by Dr. Beatrice Golomb, et al where they caution “Fluoroquinolone use should be restricted to situations in which there is no safe and effective alternative to treat an infection caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria or to provide oral therapy when parenteral therapy is not feasible and no other effective oral agent is available” 1.
Another study, that we discuss on the Bladder Infection Treatment page prompted the author to state,
Fluoroquinolones (FQ) are broad spectrum antimicrobial agents
used widely, irrationally and indiscriminately practiced by clinicians
and general practitioners for many bacterial infections.
Another study states, “Fluoroquinolones are the most potent oral antibiotics in clinical use today. As long as the musculoskeletal toxicity cannot be predicted by invitro or invivo models… a more prudent use of fluoro-quinolones is warranted.” 3 If you are unfamiliar with these antibiotics, we encourage you to read the Introduction to Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics to understand them better.
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