Just when you think something is as bad as it can get…
It gets worse.
A new report on adverse events associated with one of the most common classes of antibiotics is SO terrifying…
Experts are recommending that certain patients stay away from these drugs COMPLETELY.
The most SHOCKING part of this is that these drugs aren’t new.
They’ve been on the market for over 20 years!
And it’s only now that we’re finding out about SERIOUS concerns regarding their use… based on reports filed over the course of 14 years.
In a SINGLE year, docs could be prescribing these drugs to over 30 million Americans.
And we’re being warned that this latest “surprise” finding may not be the last.
Have you taken THIS in the last 60 days?
A team of scientists have dug into the FDA Adverse Events Reporting Systems (FAERS)… and found a SHOCKING drug risk that’s ROCKED the mainstream.
Among older folks who took a certain type of prescription drug at any point between 2004 and 2018, a new study found a heightened risk of “valvular regurgitation.”
In laymen’s terms, that’s a heart valve that “leaks” blood, allowing it to back up rather than continuing to flow in the right direction.
It’s a SERIOUS condition – one that may require surgery to REPAIR or even REPLACE the leaky valve.
And if left unaddressed, it could send you into an early grave.
The risky drug class in question consists of broad-spectrum antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.
They’re most often used to treat respiratory infections and UTIs, both all-too-common ailments among seniors.
And FQs are already NOTORIOUS for their potential toxicity.
Back in 2013, the FDA strengthened its warning as to the drugs’ potential side effect of long-lasting and potentially disabling nerve damage.
Just last year, we warned you right here in eAlert about the risks associated with taking FQs, including memory loss… delirium… and even plummeting blood sugar!
And just a few months ago, the FDA revealed the potential danger of the aorta TEARING or even RUPTURING in patients taking FQs.
Now, we’re finding out something else…
That patients who take FQs could run as much as 2.4 times a greater risk of developing mitral and aortic regurgitation, compared to another type of antibiotic.
It’s so ALARMING… the lead author of the new study URGES docs to SLAM THE BRAKES on prescribing them to any patient with aortic regurgitation (a.k.a. aortic insufficiency).
Here’s the DEADLY problem with that…
Many of these patients show NO SYMPTOMS until it’s too late, and the disease has already progressed pretty far.
And that means there are UNTOLD numbers of UNDIAGNOSED patients out there who might be put at risk by a doc unfamiliar with their condition!
Now, if you’ve taken a fluoroquinolone antibiotic in the past, you’re not necessarily in the crosshairs for this particular valve event. The risk seems to drop off after 60 days.
But this latest information is another nail in the coffin for these TOXIC drugs.
It’s enough reason to NEVER take a fluoroquinolone again.
Because the risks don’t stop there… I GUARANTEE it.
Makes you wonder how drugs like this ever get approved in the first place.
Clearly, this is what happens when you rush new drugs out… before THOROUGHLY evaluating their safety!
The study’s researchers say there are safer antibiotics that don’t carry this life-threatening risk…
But “safer” doesn’t mean “safe.”
Because every time we use ANY antibiotic, we contribute to the evolution of drug-resistant “superbugs.”
That’s why for each of these two commonly FQ-treated conditions, you should try Mother Nature’s own antibiotics first:
- Licorice suppresses pylori, a superbug that often causes chronic bronchitis; and sorrel devours a broad spectrum of infection-causing bacteria while supporting respiratory function.
- The herb uva-ursi can keep recurrent UTIs from coming back; and the supplement D-mannose creates a hostile environment so bacteria can’t thrive in your urinary tract. Other herbs like cilantro, arrowroot, and punarnava have also proven to kill off the UTI-causing bacterium coli, which often resists antibiotics.
Too many seniors wait too long to try these natural alternatives as a “last ditch” effort.
Antibiotics should be your “last resort”… and non-toxic remedies should be your first line of defense.