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Rev Esp Quimioter 2023 December 22

Safety of fluoroquinolones

JOSÉ BARBERÁN, ALICIA DE LA CUERDA, MARÍA ISABEL TEJEDA GONZÁLEZ, ANA LÓPEZ APARICIO, CARLOS MONFORT VINUESA, ALEJANDRO RAMOS SÁNCHEZ, LOURDES CRISTINA BARBERÁN

Published: 22 December 2023

http://www.doi.org/10.37201/req/143.2023

Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. Although they were initially well tolerated in randomized clinical trials, subsequent epidemiological studies have reported an increased risk of threatening, severe, long-lasting, disabling and irreversible adverse effects (AEs), related to neurotoxicity and collagen degradation, such as tendonitis, Achilles tendon rupture, aortic aneurysm, and retinal detachment. This article reviews the main potentially threatening AEs, the alarms issued by regulatory agencies and therapeutic alternatives.

Rev Esp Quimioter 2023; December 22 [Full-text PDF] [Texto completo PDF]


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