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Research Suggests Potential Ways to Mitigate the Damage Done By Fluoroquinolones
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin and Avelox can do extreme damage to the body, resulting in severe complications such as the nerve disorder peripheral neuropathy. There may, however, be ways you can lessen that damage.
A Sad Situation
In far too many instances, fluoroquinolones are prescribed for relatively minor infections, rather than the major, potentially life-threatening issues they are designed to treat. As a result, people who take them are at risk for catastrophic complications. One of the worst is peripheral neuropathy, a severe nerve disorder that can rob a person of feeling in his or her extremities and can even lead to paralysis in some instances.
Far too many otherwise healthy people have suffered dramatically after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. While some people will have no reaction whatsoever, others will face years of excruciating pain and debilitation.
Mitigating the Damage
If you have suffered health problems after taking a fluoroquinolone, research suggests that taking magnesium and vitamin E could reduce some of the damage that has been done. However, you should not do so until having a detailed consultation with your doctor. If you are taking a fluoroquinolone for a serious infection, for example, magnesium may decrease the drug’s ability to fight it.
While filing a fluoroquinolone lawsuit will not have any effect on your physical condition, it could help you obtain the compensation you need in order to recoup lost income and pay for medical bills and any ongoing care you may need. It will also send a message to the drug manufacturers who failed to provide proper warnings of the risks associated with these powerful drugs.