SILVER SPRING, Md. — The FDA has recently advised medical professionals that the side effects associated with fluoroquinolones antibiotics, including Cipro and Levaquin, often outweigh the benefits when treating sinusitis, bronchitis, or uncomplicated urinary tract infections, as reported by Managed Care Magazine.
The warning states that Cipro and Levaquin should only be used to treat the previously stated symptoms if no alternative treatment options are available to a patient.
Multiple complaints about the drug class led the FDA to undergo a safety review of the uses and side effects of the drug class.
The review showed that when used systematically, fluoroquinolones, such as Cipro and Levaquin, can lead to disabling and permanent severe side effects. Multiple side effects can develop simultaneously, often effecting tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and the central nervous system.
The discovery of these side effects has led the FDA to require that all Fluoroquinolones carry drug labels and medication guides updated with all necessary safety information. Patients who suffer complications while taking Fluoroquinolones are suggested to immediately contact their doctor.
Common signs of side effect development include “pins and needs” tingling or pricking, confusion, and hallucinations. Once reported, Fluoroquinolone treatment should be halted immediately with the patient switched to a non-fluoroquinolone medication.
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