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Registered: ‎10-02-2017

I live in Florida was was told none available for miles for seniors.  Plenty for regular but not seniors.  I asked for the regular and was refused.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

The fluoroquinolones carry serious side effects up to and including death.  They are toxic, and some are banned in Canada and in India.  They are commonly prescribed for pneumonia in the US. Not every drug prescribed by a doctor is safe for everyone.  


And then, there's this, from the package insert for Ciprofloxacin:


"Other serious and sometimes fatal adverse reactions, some due to hypersensitivity, and some due to uncertain etiology, have been reported in patients receiving therapy with quinolones, including ciprofloxacin. These events may be severe and generally occur following the administration of multiple doses. Clinical manifestations may include one or more of the following:

• Fever, rash, or severe dermatologic reactions (for example, toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome);

• Vasculitis; arthralgia; myalgia; serum sickness;

• Allergic pneumonitis;

• Interstitial nephritis; acute renal insufficiency or failure;

• Hepatitis; jaundice; acute hepatic necrosis or failure;
• Anemia, including hemolytic and aplastic; thrombocytopenia, including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; leukopenia; agranulocytosis; pancytopenia; and/or other hematologic abnormalities.