Risks associated with the use of fluoroquinolones

Academic Article

Abstract

  • 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.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 19946557
  • Author List

  • DeLaney MC
  • Start Page

  • 552
  • End Page

  • 555
  • Volume

  • 79
  • Issue

  • 10