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Antibiotic Not Linked to Eye Disorder
Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics commonly used to treat respiratory infections. There have been warnings that these medications may affect vision. According to new research, however, there may be little cause for concern.
Antibiotics May Trigger Blood Sugar Swings
Fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed to treat urinary tract infections and other illnesses. Recently, these antibiotics have been shown to cause potentially harmful side effects.
FDA Requires Label Changes for Fluoroquinolone Drugs Taken by Mouth or by Injection
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required the drug labels and Medication Guides for all fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs be updated to better describe the serious side effect of peripheral neuropathy.
Combo Drugs Not Effective for Blood Stream Infection
Patients with severe sepsis, a serious type of blood stream infection, were not found to benefit from a dual antibiotic treatment. Organ failure was not found to improve compared to those taking only one drug.