CIPRO: The Most Popular Kid in Its Class, But Still Dangerous

February 28, 2014  |  Dangerous Drugs & Devices, FLQ, Pharmaceuticals

Remember in high school, how your mother warned you about the “bad news kids” on the block? Problem was, whatever your mother said to warn you — you couldn’t hear it. Those bad news kids were always the most popular. They were everywhere too. Every party you wanted to go to, every event… the popular ones were the dangerous ones and they were always around.

The antibiotic drug known as Cipro is pretty similar.

Cipro is one of the most prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics on the market. In 2011 alone, over 16 million Americans were prescribed Cipro to treat bacterial infections. Have a bacterial urinary tract infection, bronchitis or pneumonia? It’s quite likely you have been prescribed Cipro because, again and again, doctors turned to Cipro to treat bacterial infections both big and small.

However, despite its popularity — and similar to those popular kids in high school — this drug is not actually a kid at all. It’s an old-standby, really, and has been around in the United States since 1987. And just like the popular ones, neither its ever-presence nor its “maturity” can make it mom-approved. Instead, moms around the country are starting to learn that Cipro is a bad seed, an antibiotic to try to stay away from unless you are in serious danger and the benefits outweigh the possible risks.

Why? Two words: Peripheral Neuropathy.

News has been spreading that peripheral neuropathy may occur quickly after someone starts taking Cipro. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy vary greatly from patient to patient, however they generally include numbness or tingling sensations, shooting pains, muscle weakness or loss of coordination, severe pain or a change in one’s sense of texture, position, balance or temperature. While these symptoms may go away after the patient stops taking Cipro, it could take many months, or years, for the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy to go away completely — in fact, in some cases, the symptoms turn out to be permanent.

So what are we doing about it?

We are proud to announce that instead of ignoring mom’s stellar advice, we’re following it and doing something she would be proud of. To help fight back against the popular yet dangerous drug Cipro, we are welcoming patients or their loved ones who have believe they may have been injured by Cipro to contact us here or at 866-520-2755 for a free and confidential case evaluation.

You may be eligible to take part in the Cipro lawsuit with us.

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