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Dangerous Side Effects Caused By Use of Popular Antibiotics

Overuse of powerful antibiotics like fluoroquinolones has resulted in problems only recently discovered by the medical community. These super antibiotics have been widely prescribed for certain ordinary problems like sinusitis or earaches-illnesses that could easily be treated with lesser antibiotics. The problem occurs on several levels, including dangerous side effects. Super antibiotics have caused adverse reactions, resulting in over 2,000 lawsuits by patients harmed by those prescribed treatments. Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox are three of the best known and frequently prescribed antibiotics known to cause side effects and potential danger. Harmful side effects can be life threatening, and include devastating conditions like acute kidney failure, blinding retinal detachment and joint pain. Some problems occur after patients had taken just one pill. Being unable to walk uphill, problems with vision, hearing, skin irritation, heart palpitations and muscle spasms are just a few side effects patients have experienced. Making things worse is that recovery could take a year or longer, if ever possible.

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