Indications of quinolone antibiotics restricted following EU-wide safety review

New restrictions and precautions for use have been implemented for quinolone antibiotics following very rare reports of disabling, long-lasting or potentially irreversible adverse reactions affecting the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

by Lisa Lytle
Tendon damage (especially to the Achilles tendon but also other tendons) can occur within 48 hours of starting quinolone treatment. | GUSTOIMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Tendon damage (especially to the Achilles tendon but also other tendons) can occur within 48 hours of starting quinolone treatment. | GUSTOIMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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