Widely prescribed antibiotic Levaquin possibly dangerous
Levaquin, an antibiotic widely used to treat pneumonia, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and other conditions, and one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics on the market, is said to cause painful and long-term side effects, ABC15 Investigators reported on November 24.
Jenny Frank, a patient from San Diego who was prescribed the drug, said after three weeks of taking Levaquin, she started regularly typing “gibberish” on her computer and was entirely unable to construct sentences.
Dr. Charles Bennett, a member of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy and the Southern Network on Adverse Reactions, has been filing petitions with the Food and Drug Administration to halt the production of Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones, because after three years of studying the effects of these drugs on humans, he found that they could alter and damage the body’s cells.
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