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Watch-Back On Enbrel-Oct 3, 2009
Watch-Certain Antibiotics Spur Widening Reports of Severe Side Effects
I had a "possible" reaction to antibiotic-Leviquin and Avelox
The Food and Drug Administration imposed the government's most urgent safety warning on Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and many other flouroquinolone antibiotics. The FDA orders a prominent "black box" warning and the development of new literature for patients emphasizing the risks. The most prominent risk is tendon rupture causing long term disability, possibly permanent.
This is an important first step to ensuring these antibiotics are only used when the patient faces a potential fatal outcome, and only after the use of all other antibiotics have been ruled out. This is not due to the probability of risk, but rather severity.
To those who have been affected, prognosis is normally not good. There is no cure. Often repeat exposure through food and water cause a continual never ending cycle of symptoms. Many victims face the fact that their lives have been completely destroyed. Many face loss of job and income, some face breakup of the family. Some have even committed suicide because of the pain inflicted by these drugs.
Unfortunately, physicians currently give these prescriptions out like candy. To emphasize the ignorance of physicians, Cipro is often prescribed post-op for tendon repair surgery. The physician will often prescribe a drug known to cause tendon rupture as a preventive to infection after tendon repair surgery. There is an obvious neglect on the part of the physicians who simply do not known the potential dangers of the drugs they prescribe. So where is the breakdown of information? Unfortunately many physicians mistakenly rely on pharmaceutical drug reps to point out any potential side effects rather than investigating it themselves. Further implicating the physicians, they accept gifts from drug companies and in return will prescribe unnecessary and dangerous substances. Drug Reps, paid on commission, find themselves making more sales by not disclosing the dangers, or make light of potential side effects. Making the problem worse, the drug manufactures trivialize and distort the potential risks.
A pending U.S. Senate bill would require drug companies to report gifts to doctors of more than $25. New York State's legislature plans to hold hearings this year on the relationship between doctors and drug companies. One congressional critic has even compared the drug industry with the tobacco industry, and Senator John McCain has called drugmakers the "bad guys."
Antibiotics known as flouroquinolones have been associated with some or all of the following adverse drug reactions:
Tendonitis, Tendon Rupture, Tendon, Ligament, Joint and Muscle Damage
Vision Damage, Hearing Loss, Taste Perversion
Peripheral Neuropathy (Tingling, burning sensation)
Insomnia, Nightmares, Anxiety Attacks, Depersonalization, Cognitive Disorders
Brain, Heart, Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, Blood and Endocrine Disorders
Severe Psychotic Reactions, Suicidal Thoughts or Actions
The drug called Enbrel, -My last hope for a decent life, but now, I have to live the best I can, the healthiest I can, and I won't let it beat me!!
Etanercept Injection(et a ner' set)
[Posted 04/14/2011] ISSUE: FDA continues to receive reports of a rare cancer of white blood cells (known as Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma or HSTCL, primarily in adolescents and young adults being treated for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis with medicines known as tumor necrosis factors (TNF) blockers, as well as with azathioprine, and/or mercaptopurine. TNF blockers include infliximab (Remicade), etancercept (Enbrel), adalimumab (Humira), certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) and golimumab (Simponi).
Etanercept injection may decrease your ability to fight infection from bacteria, viruses, and fungi and increase the risk that you will get a serious or life-threatening infection including sepsis (infection that affects the entire body)
Talk to your doctor about the risks of using etanercept injection.
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