the fda recently reinforced safety information about serious low blood sugar levels and mental health side effects with fluoroquinolone (quinolone) antibiotics (like ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, levofloxacin) and required label changes.
i’m not sure what to make of the new FDA label changes. i’ll have to review the data. what do you think about the safety of quinolones? usually we think about qtc prolongation, the risk of clostridium difficile, and tendon damage, but it seems like we need to think hard before giving quinolones.
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philip albert lederer m.d.