The Italian drug agency It announced the restriction of use and, in some cases, the withdrawal of the quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics. We talk about some of the dangerous consequences of fluoroquinolone in a report by Andrea Agresti, which can be seen above.
The people we know were very serious episodes. Some have tried to take their lives under the hallucinations. Those who began to suffer panic attacks, cognitive and respiratory problems. These are the testimonies of those who took this drug after pneumonia or cystitis. "I can not make the purchase or walk so long," says a witness. "I'm damaged." She is repeated by another boy who has taken fluoroquinolone: "I can not do physical activity or drive."
Now, Aifa has again evaluated the benefits, risks and indications of quinolone and fluoroquinolone. In our service, Andrea Agresti also managed to document the extreme ease with which fluoroquinolones are prescribed by doctors and sold in pharmacies. "There is always no adjustment in medical prescriptions, " Silvio Garattini, founder of the Negri research institute, said.
The Italian drug agency was also expressed, indicating in what cases these medications should not be prescribed, such as "for the treatment of minor or self-limited infections (pharyngitis, tonsillitis and acute bronchitis)" or "mild to moderate infections", including, for example, non-acute cystitis. Not only that, it is specified that in terms of information, the doctor must communicate with the patient "Stop treatment in the first signs of a serious adverse reaction."
Andrea Agresti also went to the Minister of Health, Giulia Grillo showing you videos that document the ease with which the drug is prescribed. It is true that this drug prescribes it as water. Specific information is needed, "said the minister.
Now the product information for medications that contain fluoroquinolone will be updated with new information.