Fluorine in Medicine
Fluorine Poison Is Rampant in Pharmaceuticals
by Heidi Stevenson 27 December 2010
Fluorine is a poison. It has no place in the metabolism of humans, animals, or plants. It destroys bones and teeth, and wreaks havoc on all body systems. Fluorine is one of the most pervasive elements in pharmaceutical drugs.
Modern drug-based medicine depends on fluorine. Early symptoms of poisoning are generally not recognized, as they are commonly experienced. These can include excess salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. One must wonder how many people believe they have flu when they're actually suffering from fluorine poisoning.
These symptoms are insidious because they can indicate the beginnings of severe metabolic disorders that lead to endocrinological diseases, such as hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia, hyperkalemia, and hypoglycemia. These conditions can have knock-on effects throughout the body in chronic disorders. Subclinical imbalances in any of these necessary substances—calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sugar—can result in long term and permanent harm.
Fluorine poisoning can also result in neurological damage, including headaches, tremors, spasms, tetanic contractions, hyperactive reflexes, seizures, and muscle weakness. Ultimately, it causes teratogenic disorders—birth defects of the worst sort.
It is, in fact, fluorine that makes dioxins so horrific. (For information about dioxin poisoning in the United States, along with a photo gallery of deformities that its incarnation as Agent Orange in Vietnam unleashed and its effects on children in England, go here.
Cardiovascular involvement can result in widening of QRS (abnormality in heartbeat that can result in sudden death), arrhythmias, shock, and cardiac arrest.
Many common, and many infamous, drugs contain fluorine: Prozac, the first SSRI. Flonase, decongestant. Lipitor and Baycol, cholesterol reducers. Diflucan, antifungal drug. Cipro, antibiotic. Prevacid and Propulsid, antacids. This list goes on...and on and on.
Ingesting a drug with fluorine is a risky act. You might think that special warnings would be placed on drugs compounded with fluorine, but none is.
To help you protect yourself, here's a list of most of the fluorine-based drugs, broken down by their typical use. The list is by generic name. Let the pointer hover over a name with a dotted underline to see a display of names under which the drug is sold. If the drug has been removed from the market, the year is added in parentheses.
Drugs That Contain Fluorine Anesthetics
- Cisapride (2000)
- Gemifloxacin mesylate
- Grepafloxacin HCI
- Moxifloxacin HCl
- Temafloxacin (1992)
- Trovafloxacin mesylate
- Levocabastine (1999)
- Cerivastatin sodium (2003)
- Fluvastatin sodium
- Dexfenfluramine (1997)
- Fenfluramine HCl (1997)
- Fenfluramine/Phentermine (1997)
- Fluphenazine HCI
- Trifluoperazine HCI
- Betamethosone diproprionate
- Flumethasone Pivalate
- Fluocinolone Acetonide
- Fluticasone propionate
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