Educate yourself so you can feel empowered to request a safer alternative antibiotic!
This class of antibiotics, most common are Cipro and Levaquin, is currently being prescribed for all types of infections (sadly for non bacterial infections too) including simple UTI’s, prostatitis, sinus infections, and traveler’s diarrhea.
The under recognized side effects of these antibiotics can cause long-term disabilities. There is currently no medically supported treatment to help those suffering from the disabling side effects (see news stories).
Medical professionals are not currently aware of the heightened warnings on this class of antibiotics so they cannot warn their patients.
Consumer Reports article February 2017