Were you ever prescribed Cipro or fluoroquinolones ?

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From a recent long term survey in pub med

Our objective was to evaluate the association between fluoroquinolone use and aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm in a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Evidence from a small number of studies suggests that exposure to fluoroquinolones is consistently associated with a small but significantly increased risk of aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm.

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    never heard of them what are they prescribed for?
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      They are an antibiotic prescribed for wide range of infections. Manufacturer has issued instructions that it's use be restricted to serious infections but the message has evidently not registered with much of healthcare.

      Search for the thread Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome

       

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    Wow, I think I’ve been prescribed Cipro multiple times to prevent post-op infection. I’ve put in an inquiry with my surgeon and will report back on what my records reveal. 
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      Each time I was prescribed them I had tendonitis and it (along with Statins and Amiodarone) have probably caused my undiagnosed type of neuropathy and lower back problem. 
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    thanks Derek - interesting. I had to have some strong anti biotics recently for cellulitus....bit late now but will check in future
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      As I said Search for the thread Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome that the moderator put up as it has links to different papers and reports. For some reason I can't get it to open at the moment.

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    I was recently diagnosed with a descending aortic 4.cm when having a CT scan for lung nodules. I have high blood pressure and take lisinpril 10-12 1/2 I also have neuropy. I have used Cipro numerous times in my like for everything from a toothache to a UTI to bronchitis.
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      Of the BP meds Losartan is said to be the most effective for keeping the aneurysm in check. Since I stopped taking it for BP my aneurysm has gone from 3.6 cm to 4.4cm or is it a coincidence?
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      I have never heard this about Losartan. Do you know the preferred dosage or have any links about this.
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      If you google a question on it you should find a link to a paper on it. When I mentioned it to the consultant at the hypertension centre he was dubious and said that any drug that lowered your BP should do that.

      I had some questions for the vascular surgeon and wrote to him but he ignored that particular one.  

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      I did a quick google and several links came up.

      Try this one Is losartan the true panacea for aneurysm disease

       

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      Thank you Derek. When was yours diagnosed and how have you coped with it?
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      My AAA  was found in 2004 when I had  an ultrasound scan to check for gall stones. Now as I'm in the UK AAA is abdominal aortic aneurysm not ascending aortic aneurysm as in America as has caused confusion with posters  on this Forum.

      It was 3.1 cm at that time and has slowly grown to 4.3 cm this year. Unconnected  with that I had my aortic valve replaced in 2012. 

      “Ascending aortic aneurysms are the second most common aortic aneurysm to abdominal aortic

      aneurysms” The moderator has recently been asked to create a separate section for each. Which are you ?? 

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