Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Treatment & Recovery

By Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Expert, Dr. Mark Ghalili

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Treatment & Recovery

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity treatment is often needed for individuals who were poisoned by Fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics used to treat a variety of conditions including UTIs, sinus, respiratory, and skin infections. They are a strong class of antibiotics that are very powerful.

Unfortunately, too much of a good drug could prove to be deadly. A black box warning has strictly adhered to fluoroquinolone antibiotics including tendon rupture, neuropathy, brain fog, memory loss, hallucinations, muscle wasting, achilles tendonosis, and weight loss to name a few.

The most important mineral to implement and to help minimize fluoroquinolone toxicity while consuming the antibiotics is magnesium. Fluoroquinolones are magnesium chelators that remove magnesium from muscle and tendon cells. In turn, the tendons weaken and are prone to rupture, so implementing a strong dose of magnesium can help mitigate the effects. 

Treatment of Fluoroquinolone-Associated Symptoms: Pain, Tendon Ruptures, Anxiety, Fatigue & Disability

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity symptoms include muscle wasting, neuropathy, brain fog, memory loss, inability to walk, severe tendon pain, ringing in the ears, vertigo, muscle wasting, anxiety, palpitations, widespread body pain, and fatigue are the most common symptoms. In order to prevent tendon ruptures, magnesium is extremely important to replenish the magnesium that has been removed from the cells by fluoroquinolones. The pain is caused by mitochondrial damage affecting proper cell synthesis through DNA transcription and translation. 

Tendon ruptures occur due to blockage of proline hydroxylase, an important enzyme that converts to Type 1 and Type 3 collagen, thus collagen becomes an important rebuilding factor for those experiencing fluoroquinolone-associated symptoms. Anxiety is caused by the displacement of the GABA receptor as the fluoride component in the antibiotic allows for blood-brain barrier crossing leading to a state of fight or flight activated by the sympathetic nervous system. The fatigue is caused by impairments in the Krebs cycle leading to reduced ATP production, therefore reduced energy output. 

The History of Fluoroquinolone Treatment

Fluoroquinolone treatment has been around for over 30 years and became popular during the Gulf War in which the Veterans were treated with 40 days of Cipro for anthrax prophylaxis. There is a strong link between Gulf War Syndrome and Fluoroquinolone Toxicity. Soon, the drug Cipro was combined with Dexamethasone steroid for children’s ear drops.

Cipro also made its way to eye drops. Levaquin was approved for use in 1996 and Avelox was approved in 1999. Over 99% of fluoroquinolone prescriptions are written without a positive bacterial culture and could have been completely avoided with the use of safer less dangerous antibiotics.

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Treatment Dr. Mark Ghalili

Treating Fluoroquinolone Toxicity: Meet Your Doctor

Dr. Mark Ghalili specializes in helping patients with Fluoroquinolone Toxicity get customized treatments and recovery plans. He himself was paralyzed after being prescribed a drug called Cipro, and his only hope was turning to alternative & regenerative medicine to completely reverse his condition.

He now operates Regenerative Medicine LA in Los Angeles, where has helped several patients get treatment for fluoroquinolone toxicity and similar conditions.

Learn more about Dr. Mark Ghalili’s journey here.

The Success Rate of Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Treatment

Every patient is unique and different when it comes to fluoroquinolone toxicity. All patients have their own unique subset of symptoms which could range from musculoskeletal, neurological, and psychological symptoms. All treatment is based on scientific studies and data proven to repair damaged mitochondria. Every patient has a unique genetic makeup as well and tolerates treatment differently.

Factors such as steroids, ibuprofen, imaging contrast, antidepressants, antifungals, and length of fluoroquinolone duration all play a vital role in determining how effective treatment may possibly be. Regenerative Medicine LA  has well over an 80% success rate on a noticeable improvement of symptoms in only 30 days. At the peak mark of 90 days, 85% of patients have anecdotally stated their symptoms are much improved. 

How Long Does It Take for Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Treatment?

Typically, patients stay for a minimum of two weeks and receive a minimum of 5 intensive program treatments. Dr. Ghalili will customize a protocol based on your history, physical, and symptoms. Be prepared to spend approximately 3 hours in our office for each treatment day. From the beginning of the program, we recommend 90 days to notice maximum improvement of symptoms.

If you’re experiencing symptoms from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity, give us a call to discuss your treatment options futher.