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Dangerous Side Effects of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

25 Nov: Dangerous Side Effects of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Antibiotics are prescribed on a daily basis, and when used under the right circumstances, they can help people recover from illness and even save lives, but it has been argued that they are over-prescribed. They can also have unwanted and very serious side effects that many people do not consider or realize when it comes to this type of drug. What to Watch Out For According to Jane Brody writing for The New York Times, the class of antibiotics that has some of the most severe side effects is also one of the most popular – fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones include drugs such as the well-known Avelox, Levaquin, and Cipro. Of these, Johnson & Johnson’s Levaquin was the top-selling antibiotic in 2010,…

26 Oct: Save money on popular meds as they go generic in 2010

We’re nearing the end of the year, and many people are already in open enrollment for next year’s health coverage, which means it is a great time to plan ahead for your 2010 drug expenditures. No, you can’t know every medication you are going to need, but if you are on a popular, patented maintenance drug such as Lipitor or Cozaar, you’ll be pleased to hear that their patents are expiring in 2010, opening the field for more-affordable U.S. generic versions. In the meantime, as you do your research, you will see that many are already available as generics, manufactured outside of the U.S. There is usually a considerable cost savings. Here are all the details of some of the…