I was prescribed Floxin at 18 weeks pregnancy and I've researched this issue extensively. ONE pill will circulate in a fetus amniotic fluid and body for quite a while as quinolones are 85%-95% excreted renally and a fetus swallows its urine over and over until the waste goes out to the placenta. So ONE pill was all it took for my baby to have her defects, the most prominent one being SEIZURES ,which Adults can get after only ONE pill. But there is no clear-cut literature out there that specifically states it causes seizures in babies exposed to quinolones. I also have received adverse defects from FDA, and it shows numerous Stillbirths and birth defects, but as the FDA blacks out the names of the doctors and/or consumer, there is no way for me to touch base with any other parents who ,if they been getting the run around like me from LOCAL MD`s, then they may also be searching for information. Yeah, quinolones do have a place, but no pregnant women should take them unless absolutely needed. So my only way to find these other parents and maybe be able to assist them, is to post on groups, etc...
I've been a member of this group fo almost since it was created, but have only received a 1 response when I did post. Anyways if anybody has any info and/or suggestions on how to request the information that the FDA has, it would be welcome.
Last Updated 8/12/04