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2005 – Cipro found associated with serious CNS side effects

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Quinilones are synthetic antibacterial drugs used for the treatment of urinary tract infections.  Quinilones are effective in the fight against bacteria because they prevent bacterial DNA from unwinding and multiplying.  This unwinding and duplicating process is how bacteria spread and infect different parts of the body.  Quinolones in the clinical setting belong to the subset… Continue Reading

FDA: “Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs: Drug Safety Communication- Risk for possibly permanent nerve damage”

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin), an antibiotic that has recently been linked to retinal detachment and other nerve disorders, came under fire last week as the US Food and Drug Administration rules that new warnings and usage guidelines be included on its packaging “to better describe the serious side effect of peripheral neuropathy”[1] or, nerve damage. MedlinePlus, an… Continue Reading

Cipro tied to retinal detachment

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In an article published last year in The Journal of The American Medical Academy, by Mahyar Etminan et al. set out to “examine the association between use of oral fluoroquinolones and the risk of developing a retinal detachment.”  Oral fluoroquinolones (Cipro, others) are antibiotics used in a wide range of medical procedures, and have recently… Continue Reading

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) linked to increased risk of retinal detachment

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Published earlier this year in The Journal of the American Medical Association, a piece by Dr. Dennis P. Han et al. concludes that “patients taking oral fluoroquinolones were at a higher risk of developing a retinal detachment compared with nonusers, although the absolute risk for this condition was small.”  Oral fluoroquinolones, such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro),… Continue Reading