FDA Warns: This Class Of Antibiotics Causes Severe Nerve Damage & Lifelong Disability

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning the public that a popular call of antibiotics may cause sudden serious and potentially permanent nerve damage. Known as fluoroquinolones, these antibiotics are commonly used to treat a variety of illnesses. They are commonly prescribed for respiratory infections and urinary tract infections. In 2011, more than 23 million patients were prescribed one of these medications.

Fluoroquinolones include:

  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  • Gemifloxacin (Factive)
  • Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
  • Moxifloxacin (Avelox)
  • Norfloxacin (Noroxin)
  • Ofloxacin (Floxin)

The FDA