The worst kind of addiction isn’t a street junkie looking for a fix…
And it’s not an American in pain struggling with opioid drugs.
It strikes your doc… and EVERYONE else in mainstream allopathic medicine.
They’re ADDICTED to prescribing meds you should NEVER get!
Even when they KNOW they’re bad for you…
And the studies PROVE they’re more likely to hurt than help…
They just CAN’T STOP prescribing these meds!
New research shows just how HOOKED they are…
Because doctors keep DISHING out a dangerous antibiotic, despite literally a decade or so of warnings against it.
So today, let’s end this cycle.
I’ve got a plan to get everyone off of these drugs… and onto something a whole lot better, safer, and more effective.
AVOID this antibiotic
You know something’s bad when even Medscape gets in on the act.
An uber-mainstream publication for medical professionals URGING you to stop prescribing a drug too often is like a bartender telling you that you’ve had too much to drink.
You should’ve NEVER reached this point.
But mainstream docs clearly don’t know when to cut themselves off – as they continue to pump out prescriptions for fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Even after some of the most horrific warnings you can imagine!
A dozen years ago, the feds warned that patients on these drugs… ESPECIALLY seniors… were suffering from sudden tendon ruptures, often in the Achilles.
It’s when the tendon down there in your foot literally snaps, like a rubber band stretched one too many times.
No, that’s not as painful as it sounds. It’s WORSE.
It’s pain you can’t imagine – and it can lead to permanent disability, to boot.
You’d think docs would pause right there…
Nope. They kept at it!
And sure enough, the risks kept piling up.
Now, it’s not just your tendon that can pop. It’s your darned aorta, too!
A 2015 study found that seniors on fluoroquinolone drugs face nearly triple the risk of aortic aneurysm.
That’s STILL not all. These meds have ALSO been linked to:
- neurological problems
- peripheral neuropathy
- mental health problems
- …and a whole lot more.
So now Medscape -- about as drug-friendly as it gets -- is telling doctors that this class is the “antibiotic you should (almost) always avoid.”
I’d like to THINK docs will get the message now…
But given that they’ve IGNORED about a dozen years of warnings, I won’t hold my breath.
So, watch for this entire class of drugs -- which includes levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin, gemifloxacin, delafloxacin, as well as dozens of generic versions.
If you have an infection… and your doc is rushing to put you on a drug that ends in -oxacin… put up a stop sign.
Ask WHY and WHAT OTHER options you have.
In most cases, older antibacterial meds are a whole lot safer… including plain ol’ penicillin.
Think you need a fluoroquinolone because you’re allergic to penicillin?
Medscape says to ask the doc to check again – because many people who’ve been told they have this allergy actually DON’T.
And don’t forget to ask about NON-DRUG options, too…
Especially for conditions most likely caused by a virus (such as sinus infections), which can often be treated with time, rest, and natural therapies.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen