Risks associated with the use of fluoroquinolones.
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2018 Oct 02;79(10):552-555
Authors: DeLaney MC
Fluoroquinolones are a widely used class of antibiotic that are effective in treating a wide variety of pathogens. Despite their popularity there is increasing concern regarding the potential complications associated with these agents. Patients who take a fluoroquinolone have an increased risk of developing tendinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and aortic aneurysm or dissection. Providers should consider the risk of these potential complications before using these medications.
PMID: 30290736 [PubMed - in process]