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FDA Updating Warnings for Flouroquinolones

The FDA is strengthening the current warnings in the prescribing information that the fluoroquinolone antibiotics may cause significant decreases in blood sugar and certain mental health side effects.

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Another Brush With Death: Returning From The Brink

To those who are new to my plight or are unfamiliar with my personal situation, my life is delineated with a clear demarcation line. The life before taking Levaquin, a fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotic, and my life after. My healthy life before and my not so healthy life after. It is my story, my quin story, my life after Levaquin; Extremely healthy in one season, and a struggle with health the next.

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Metabolomics: Hope For Chronic Floxing?

I believe that metabolomics is going to open a door for giving us insight into chronic fluoroquinolone toxicity and provide insight into treatment options for those chronically suffering.

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FDA Fails to Go The Distance, Yet Again

I am ecstatic about the new label changes. But given the FDA’s past track record, I will not happy until every medical professional, who has the ability to prescribe a FQ, is familiar with the label changes and safety precautions.

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Six New Quinolones In Development

It is this author’s opinion, that anything based on the quinoline pharmacophore synthetic or not, whose history can be traced all the way back to the cinchona tree, has a unique propensity for toxic damage in the human body.

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FDA Shell Game? I Hope Not

I think it was no coincidence that the FDA denied the mitochondrial citizen petition during the same time frame that they approved label changes. Right now the FDA is not acknowledging even the risk of mitochondrial toxicity.

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Another Heart Attack…

On March 1, 2016 a week before my 55th birthday I suffered a second heart attack, thanks to the fluoroquinolones.