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What is Fluoroquinolone Toxicity?

By Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Expert, Dr. Mark Ghalili


Fluoroquinolone Toxicity is defined as experiencing severe adverse effects due to fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It is scientifically described as mitochondrial damage which can not be diagnosed through any lab test. Fluoroquinolones carry a black box warning which has been proven to cause muscle weakness, tendon pain, anxiety, neuropathy, muscle wasting, and psychosis just to name a few.

The science behind Fluoroquinolone Toxicity

Fluoroquinolone toxicity is caused by the antibiotic bound to fluoride penetrates into the mitochondria leading to toxic aldehyde formation, peroxynitrite formation, oxidative stress, and free radical damage. Fluoroquinolones chelate magnesium out of muscle cells leading to weakness and subsequent atrophy. 

What problems can Fluoroquinolone toxicity cause?

Fluoroquinolone toxicity can cause paralyzed muscles, weakness, atrophy, brain fog, memory loss, palpitations, achilles pain, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, feelings of detachment, burning neuropathy, organ failure, and ringing in the ears. 

What are fluoroquinolones? 

Fluoroquinolones are a type of antibiotic that works on DNA Gyrase, meaning they impair the ability of DNA to replicate in not only bacterial cells but your healthy cells as well. They chelate magnesium out of cells leading to weakness and also impairing the production of proline hydroxylase which reduces type 1 and type 3 collagen leading to tendon damage. 

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Do doctors still prescribe fluoroquinolones?

Doctors unfortunately still prescribe fluoroquinolones over 20 million times annually, typically disregarding the black box warning side effects. Fluoroquinolones are often prescribed as a first-line drug for ailments such as UTIs, traveler’s diarrhea, common skin infections, and bronchitis when in reality less than 1% of all fluoroquinolone prescriptions are consumed for a confirmed positive bacterial infection. 

Can fluoroquinolone toxicity be cured?

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity damage can be minimized by healing modalities consisting of regenerative medicine. There are methods to reduce oxidative stress, free radical damage, and mitochondrial toxicity. A series of customized fluoroquinolone toxicity treatments based on a patient’s history and physical are imperative in reversing this toxicity. Everyone is unique and different, combining fluoroquinolones with steroids, ibuprofen, antidepressants, antifungals, or an MRI with contrast significantly changes the outcome and the rates of success.

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Expert Dr. Mark Ghalili’s Experience:

Dr. Mark Ghalili was personally floxed by fluoroquinolones requiring the assistance of a wheelchair for several months. He endured burning neuropathy, muscle wasting, suicidal thoughts, brain fog, memory loss, and complete paralysis of his legs. Dr. Ghalili used his medical knowledge to research alternative medicine in order to provide himself with the ability to walk again. Dr. Ghalili’s journey was showcased on CBS where the story took home the local LA Emmy Awards for best health story.

Regenerative Medicine LA has assisted over 1,000 patients with antibiotic toxicity and successfully reversed hundreds requiring a wheelchair. Our testimonial videos showcase individuals from all over the world who are now recovered from fluoroquinolone toxicity. Many of them suffering from disability, neuropathy, weakness, and suicidal thoughts all with significant improvements. Many of our patients are now enjoying the small things in life we take for granted such as going on a walk, sleeping without anxiety, holding our children, and traveling again.

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Lecture With Expert Dr. Mark Ghalili