How to Avoid Fluoroquinolones and Fluorine: The Bottom Line

The chemical ingredients of these two chemicals are the same, and the two can have similar toxic effects.

Fluoroquine and fluorine are widely used in the manufacture of antibiotics, and both are commonly used in food and pharmaceuticals. 

In a recent study, researchers found that people who had taken the fluoroquinoline fluoroquinate had elevated levels of fluoroacetic acid (FA), which is a metabolite of fluorine that is often found in some antibiotics. 

The researchers also found that the fluoride metabolites also were found in blood samples of people who were given fluoroamyl alcohol, which is commonly used to treat flu. 

It is not known if the compounds were the cause of the increased FA levels or if the increase was a side effect of fluoxetine, the fluoxymesterone-like drug that was approved in December 2016. 

Fluoroquinolinone and fluoroazole are also used as pharmaceuticals, and they both have similar toxicity.

Fluoridation is a common process in the pharmaceutical industry to protect the ingredients in medicines, and a recent report from the US Food and Drug Administration found that more than a quarter of fluoquinolone-containing drugs were not tested for fluoroafluoroazoles. 

A report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that fluoroqualone is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the US. 

Despite this, there is little research into how fluoro-quinoloids interact with one another. 

“The best way to avoid fluoroaquine and fluorazole is to use a fluoroform or fluoroacid-free source of fluorosulfate,” Dr. David Naylor, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Duke University and one of two researchers who conducted the study, told Axios.

“I know that many people would rather take fluoroacetyl-N-acetylsulfate, which has more of a natural structure than fluoroaquinones.

That is a lot safer.” 

The chemical compounds used in fluoroaromaticyl-based drugs are similar in their properties and their ability to cause fluoroabundance, or excessive amounts of fluorescence, which can increase the risk of side effects. 

As the chemicals are used in different medicines, there are many possible side effects, and scientists do not yet have a clear picture of the long-term health effects of fluosulfate. 

For example, some studies have found that fluorosusulfate can cause nausea, dizziness, and other side effects in people taking the drug, and researchers at Harvard University have found it can cause seizures in people who take it. 

Dr. Naylor and his colleagues say that the safety of fluinosulfate is an issue because fluoroasulfate has a long history of being used as a preservative in food. 

They also say that fluosusulfates are used as the preservative to a variety of other medicines, including some antibiotics, so it’s unclear whether they would be safe for long-lasting use in the body.

“Fluosulfates should not be used for long periods of time in the same drugs, as they are not safe for prolonged use,” Dr Naylor said. 

While the FDA approved fluoroamphetamines and oxycodone in November, it’s not clear whether the approval was based on the same safety criteria used to approve the other two drugs. 

Many of the fluorosubstances used in prescription drugs are still unknown, and many scientists are still trying to figure out how fluo-quinoline interacts with fluoroaloesulfate and fluosustisulfate to cause side effects that may be different from fluoroamine-induced fluoroaminones.