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Thursday, July 28, 2016

FDA updates warning label for systemic fluoroquinolones (eg. cipro...)



FDA updates warning label for systemic fluoroquinolones

 Avelox; Cipro, both standard and extended release; Factive; Levaquin; and ofloxacin are the fluoroquinolones currently approved by the FDA for systemic use. Their active ingredients are moxifloxacin, ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, and ofloxacin, respectively.
 As a result, health care providers should reserve systemic fluoroquinolones for patients who have no other treatment options for any of the following conditions: acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS), acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (ABECB), and uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs). The FDA also said that, for some serious bacterial infections, the benefits of fluoroquinolones outweigh the risks, and it is appropriate for them to remain available as a therapeutic option.

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