Monday, May 04, 2009


Suspect Antibiotics Recalled
With all the fuss over whether the swine flu is or isn't an impending pandemic, this piece of critical information hasn't been all over the news yet – but it's something you need to know about right now...especially if you're being treated for a urinary tract infection.India's largest drug manufacturer, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., issued an immediate U.S.- wide recall of nitrofurantoin, a prescription antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections.According to Ranbaxy, these capsules are "unlikely to produce any serious adverse health effects," though they may possibly increase the incidence of nausea and vomiting. If that's what the company is saying now...before the story really hits the news...I'd hate to see what the side effects really turn out to be.Bottom line: Check the label on your antibiotics – if it says 'nitrofurantoin,' contact your doctor and your pharmacy right away. And check out the HSI Cures Library for natural ways to get rid of your urinary tract infection without potentially dangerous antibiotics. --Michele

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