In the wake of Hillary Clinton releasing medical information this week several doctors have warned that the antibiotic she is supposedly taking to counter pneumonia can have severe side effects including psychiatric problems, and even death.
According to the information released by her campaign, Clinton is taking Levaquin, a powerful antibiotic, to treat the lung illness.
RTV 6, an ABC affiliate out of Indianapolis reported the following:
Levaquin is the brand name for levofloxacin, which is part of a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones, intended to treat major infections like pneumonia, anthrax exposure, plague and urinary tract infections.
Call 6 Investigates has been looking into potential safety issues with the drug, including devastating side effects like tendon rupture, nerve damage and psychiatric problems.
RTV notes that this Summer, the FDA issued what is known as a “black box” warning for Levaquin, the highest alert level possible, owing to the potential for serious side effects.
“The warnings advise patients that the serious side effects generally outweigh the benefits for patients with sinus infections, chronic bronchitis, and urinary tract infections, and fluoroquinolones should be used as a last resort,” the report notes.
The station reached out to three doctors concerning the matter, who all expressed concern over the drug.
Referring to Hillary’s medical episodes, Dr. Charles Bennett noted that “It could be a serious drug reaction,” adding that “The best thing to do is stop the drug, I would suggest, if it’s a potential serious adverse drug reaction. You can use many other antibiotics for pneumonia. I would defer to her physicians there.”
Bennett pulled no punches in suggesting that Clinton is at risk of death if she continues taking the drug.
“Our data estimates the FDA receives several thousand reports per year of this toxicity, and several thousand deaths,” he says. “This is equivalent to a 747 plane going down once a month.”
Another doctor, Judy Stone said that the prescription of the drug to Hillary is “not good antibiotic stewardship.”
— Judy Stone (@DrJudyStone) September 15, 2016
“The choice of antibiotics troubles me.” Stone wrote, explaining that “A mild, community-acquired pneumonia could be treated with an amoxicillin-type drug and a macrolide (azithromycin or clarithromycin) or doxycycline. These drugs are much safer than Levaquin.”
“Why was Levaquin prescribed? I can obviously only guess,” Stone added, saying that the drug is “commonly overprescribed because of irresponsible marketing” and “harried physicians who use it as a shortcut, thinking it will ‘cover everything.'”
Dr. Ronald Hoffman also chimed in, tweeting to his followers about the nasty side effects of Levaquin.
— Dr. Ronald Hoffman (@DrRonaldHoffman) September 14, 2016
Hoffman quoted from a People’s Pharmacy report which states that “One kind of antibiotic called fluoroquinolones (FQ, quinolones or quins for short) has left many patients permanently impaired. Although most people can take such medications safety, others are left devastated.”
“Fluoroquinolone toxicity has been like an atomic bomb exploding in their bodies damaging their muscles and scrambling their DNA to the point many are too sick to work, too weak to walk.” the article notes.
The above side effects certainly seem to jive with the weakness, stumbling and difficulty standing and walking that has been witnessed recently with Hillary.
It remains to be seen how badly ‘floxed’ Clinton really is.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com