I have filed a petition against quinolones use and prescription in doctors’ hands anywhere except in the case of life or death situations, or in ER or hospital surgical rooms. In order to be more effective, I must ask you all who have been hurt or know someone who is hurt to follow my instructions and either file your own petition (if it lets you given that mine is already there) or add to mine if that is your only option.
I copy-paste my petition here and also the instructions on how to file (or add to my petition) by all members hurt by or who knows someone hurt by any of these drugs (you will see some of the drugs listed in the petition but you can see all drugs involved here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinolone). The top part of the page is my instruction with links on how to get to the petition and how to write it.
Please file your own petition if you can or if it won’t anymore let you since there is one (mine), then add to it I was told by the FDA. Adding to it is just as good as filing a new one. The more petitions or the more names on the petition will increase the chances of our safety from this drug. Please follow instructions and read my petition:
Citizens Petition form at FDA:
Download or open the instructions on how to petition: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2013-S-0610-0002
Click on docket link that will take you here:
and click on blue button “Comment Now!” to file a complaint. If you see a comment has already been posted (mine), add to that comment if you have something new to say or write your own separate one—in talking to the FDA it seemed to me that if there is one open, you can only add to that…
My updated petition:
This is a correction and stands as replacement of the petition filed on 10/2014 docket number: 1jy-8f1v-wjy4
Agency: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Document Type: Nonrulemaking
Title: Citizen Petition Submission; Technical Amendment
Document ID: FDA-2013-S-0610-0001
1) recommending to withdraw the FDA permit from Fluoroquinolones drug class or
2) requesting to remove Fluoroquinolones drug class Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, and the rest from prescription possibility without a cause to believe the infection is a life threatening emergency. This drug should only be available to hospitals in ER and operating room and not doctors with easy access.
Thousands of people have received permanent or temporary damage as a result of the many adverse reactions that doctors either do not know or they ignore. I am a scientist and have done my research. I asked all the MDs I know and not one had any idea of the dangers of Quinolones and not one would recognize the adverse affects (Achilles Tendon and other tendon tear, neuropathy, and even I had no idea that Ciprofloxacin caused my Achilles Tendon partial tear and the now surfacing (over 6 months after taking Cipro) neuropathy, intracranial pressure, systemic mitochondrial magnesium depletion, UV B light caused damage to mitochondrial DNA, etc .
I have created a blog article (https://cluelessdoctors.com/2014/10/06/those-amazing-antibiotics-how-one-class-hurts-you/) as a result of my article research and the out-pour from people and associations that specialize in trying to get Quinolones off the market have come to thank me and explain what happened to them. By now I have received memos, emails, text messages, Facebook group comments, etc., from at least 3,000 people in the past 2 weeks on telling me their horror stories and how they do not know what to do. At the moment over 5 blog articles decorate my blog with many horror stories. Other blogs: http://www.hormonesmatter.com/side-effects-unintended-consequences-pharmaceuticals/ or http://floxiehope.com/ruths-story-cipro-toxicity/ and many more will tell you the story of people begging for a solution of this drug class be removed from use!
Their doctors are not informed, pharmacies tell them nothing. I have found several scientific articles that explain the dangers of quinolones, none of which is in the knowledge of the medical community.
Here are some links for you to guide you, some on your own website:
And I have many more of course but you also have access to all.
Do doctors really have to prescribe such dangerous drugs for a sinus infection or a UTI? How many complaints must the FDA receive before they pull a drug from the shelves? I looked only at Cipro and its generic in the FDA complaints database and found 1800 adverse reaction complaints by consumers for the quarter ending June 2014. My search did not include all quinolones only the Cipro brand and generic.
There is no reason to have a drug whose benefit for the use of mild cases, such as a UTI, is not outweighed by the dangers of its adverse side effects!
Please act! On behalf of all quinolone-hurt patients and myself who was also hurt by quinolones, I ask you to consider to remove this drug from doctors’ access and just leave it in the hands of operating rooms and ERs.
Angela A. Stanton, Ph.D.
Docket number: 1jy-8f1z-su92
Your comments and concerns are welcome!
I have been out of work for 8 weeks. It all started after I took Ciprofloxacin for a urinary infection. The day I took it I started feeling dizzy and nauseous. I have been to 4 specialists and have been prescribed 14 different medication since. No one can diagnose what has been going on. I can’t drive, I can’t walk around the house, I am completely dependent on other people to help me with daily tasks.
I’ve considered starting fundraisers with my art to help pay for hospital bills, am unsure where to start. Living has been close to impossible with little to no income coming in, and only being able to pay bills with the little artwork I have been able to sell.
This has been a long ordeal that could have been easily avoided if my doctor would have thought before prescribing me the medication, that I believe started all of this.
Sorry to hear Mazie. Sounds like you may have a case to file a lawsuit. Have you at least filed a complaint on the FDA’s adverse reaction site?
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