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CaliLymer
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Has anyone been able to get Factive 320 pills lately?

Has it been discontinued???

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Last I read it is tied up in a legal battle over who has the right to manufacture it. The only place to get it would be from another country.
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Thank You!

That's what heard to.

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Thank You!

That's what heard to.

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Dangerous stuff .. isn't it a fluoroquinolone?

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When I took it, briefly, many years ago, it was like a miracle for my neuro stuff! But then I had double vision and the ligaments in my thumbs went kaput!

Tendon ruptures (serious!) have happened to me 3 times with fluoroquinolones, even at a tiny dose, or briefly. No more for me!!

I had an invasive bladder test done less than 2 years ago, and just beforehand they gave me a dose of abx w/out telling me what it was (can't believe I didn't ask; I was so surprised by it). It was Cipro, I found out later!! I was furious.

Some people do ok w/ them though.

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Lymetoo
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Those have been on my NO list for about 12-14 years. I fear the day that I will be "forced" to take them.

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If anyone ever tries to "force" you to take one (not sure how they can), you can assure them that you will sue them for the damage done to you!!
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My concern is an infection that nothing else will work for. MRSA would be one such infection. Pretty easy to acquire it if you end up in the hospital.

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Oh. In that case (God forbid), maybe vancomycin works---not sure.
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