Victims of a 'killer' antibiotic: Mother, 44, suffers stroke and is left partially deaf while Rambo actor, 61, develops debilitating arthritis

The FDA has said that the drugs should only be prescribed for some conditions when there are no other treatment options. However, DailyMail.com has learned that this is far from the reality.

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EXCLUSIVE Victims of a 'killer' antibiotic: Mother, 44, suffers stroke and is left partially deaf while Rambo actor, 61, develops debilitating arthritis Mindy Tautfest, 44, had a stroke she was prescribed Cipro for an infection John Sunderland Manousso, 85, couldn't walk properly after taking the antibiotic READ MORE: Widow of Bobby Caldwell reveals pills for COLD left him paralyzed By Caitlin Tilley, Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com Published: 09:19 EDT, 2 April 2024 | Updated: 09:21 EDT, 2 April 2024 e-mail View comments An actor left with arthritis, a man so weak his wife has to help him get dressed and a mother-of-two left partially deaf and wearing hearing aids aged 36. These are just some of the victims of a disabling reaction to antibiotics designed to improve their health.

Instead, the drugs left them with irreversible side-effects that continue to wreck their lives. Antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones, used to treat a number of bacterial infections including pneumonia and gastroenteritis, have long been associated with serious risks of tissue ruptures, affecting muscles and blood vessels. Such is the potential for harm that the FDA has said that the drugs should only be prescribed for some conditions when there are no other treatment options.



However, DailyMail.com has learned that this is far from the reality - with around 15 million Americans still prescribed them each year, according to the CDC. Doctors have told this website that fluoroquinolones such as cipro.