Antibiotics Cause Kidney Injury & Turn Statin Deadly – Are You on Your Own with Statin Drug and Other Medications Combination in this time of Year Again?

 It’s that time of year again, when millions of people get prescription for antibiotics for viral infection (cold, flu, bronchitis) for which they are useless, harmful, and dangerous. Some of these drugs become very dangerous and even deadly when combined with other prescription drugs like statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) and blood pressure drugs. Unfortunately, the folks most vulnerable to these prescription disasters are older folks, for whom tens of millions of these prescriptions are written annually-too often in this dangerous combination.

Know the Facts-Antibiotics & Statin

·        If you’re prescribed any of the statin drugs-atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), or lovastatin (Mevacor)-do not take antibiotics erythromycin (E-mycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab) or clarithromycin (Biaxin).If you do, you’re at a greater risk of muscle damage or destruction (which will land you in the hospital) or even death.

·        And if you’re prescribed a fluoroquinolone antibiotic (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelos), with or without statin, you’re at a higher risk for serious kidney injury, which will also land you in the hospital. You may be on a statin for your cholesterol. This multiplies the effects of the statin drug by 4-10 fold! In these cases you must double-check your prescriptions and question your doctor to save your own life.

Adapted From:

Dr. Bruce West, founder of Health Alert/Immune System, Inc, January 2014/Volume 31, Issue 1, pg 6