Fluoroquinolones

Use associated with disabling and potentially permanent side effects of the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system that can occur together in the same patient.
www.fda.gov

The Fluoroquinolones like Ciprobay and Avelox have been known to cause musculoskeletal side-effects like tendon swelling and pain.

Now, the USA's FDA has come out with a guidance statement restricting its use:

"FDA has determined that fluoroquinolones should be reserved for use in patients who have no other treatment options for acute bacterial sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections because the risk of these serious side effects generally outweighs the benefits in these patients."

Expect our HSA to follow suit soon.


Musculoskeletal Complications of Fluoroquinolones: Guidelines and Precautions for Usage in the Athletic Population

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are associated with a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal complications that involve not only tendon but also cartilage, bone, and muscle. Insights into the pathoetiology...
researchgate.net

 

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