fluoroquinolones

FDA ADVISES RESTRICTING FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTIC USE FOR CERTAIN INFECTIONS; WARNS ABOUT DISABLING SIDE EFFECTS

 

East County News Service

May 13, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising that the serious side effects associated with fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs generally outweigh the benefits for patients with sinusitis, bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections who have other treatment options. For patients with these conditions, fluoroquinolone should be reserved for those who do not have alternative treatment options.


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