Cipro is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that has the ability to cause widespread devastation to every organ in the body by changing the DNA of your cells. The way this process occurs is due to the fluoride content of the antibiotic allowing penetration deep into cells and the central nervous system. Chelation of important minerals like magnesium and iron from cells occur, thus ensuing toxic aldehyde formation, peroxynitrites, free radical damage, and ultimately cell death. This mitochondrial dysfunction leads to oxidative stress within the organelle, leading to accumulation of mitochondria DNA mutations, increased production of superoxide (free radicals) and a vicious cycle of oxidative stress. The DNA mutations further deteriorate mitochondrial function.
The FDA placed a strong black box warning in 2016 warning the public about the dangers but that has not stopped millions of prescriptions being administered since. These warnings include permanent neuropathy, tendon rupture, and muscle fatigue. They fail to mention the onslaught of countless symptoms experienced by millions across the world over the last 30 years. In a published study, mice treated with Ciprofoxacin had lower grip strengths, reduced balance, and depressive behavior compared with the controls.
Dr. Ghalili has provided lectures around the world regarding the dangers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics with appropriate treatment options. Continue to learn more about cipro side effects that may be experienced, even using the prescribed dosage.