Some people who take antibiotics under the fluoroquinolone class of drugs are being “floxed”.  Meanwhile, the FDA just recently issued a safety announcement about these types of medications.

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Drugs mentioned in this episode: Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin), Avelox (moxifloxacin), Baxdela (delafloxacin), Factive (gemifloxacin), Ofloxacin (ofloxacin).

FDA’s July 2018 safety announcement for entire drug class of fluoroquinolones. Full title of the announcement >>> FDA reinforces safety information about serious low blood sugar levels and mental health side effects with fluoroquinolone antibiotics; requires label changes

When antibiotics turn toxic by Jo Marchant

Use of Fluoroquinolones Only as Last Resort for Some Infections from the American Academy of Family Physicians

Cipro, Levaquin & Avelox article by Emily Miller at

What’s an antibiotic? per Wikipedia

The Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Toxicity Syndrome Network (FATSN) is a nonprofit founded by individuals whose lives have been forever interrupted and changed by severe adverse reactions to Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics: Avelox – Cipro – Levaquin – Floxin. As an international community of individuals, families, and friends, FATSN continues to grow, and strives to spread awareness of Fluoroquinolone toxicity symptoms, and the syndrome it leaves in its wake.

Got side effects? Report them to the FDA today. Call 1-800-332-1088 or report online at