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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cipro and Other Common Antibiotics can Cause Permanent Neuropathy and Hypos

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Certain Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics Can Also Cause Neuropathy So Avoid Them

The fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics, which includes  ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and ofloxacin (Floxin) have been found to cause a form of neuropathy which can be irreversible. These drugs can also cause hypoglycemia in people with diabetes. They are commonly prescribed for urinary tract infections, but there are other drugs that are a better choice for poeple with diabetes. If you are battling with neuropathy, ask your doctor to prescribe one of the other, safer, drugs.

Diabetes Self-Management:Nerve Damage and Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics.

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