FDA Advises Against Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

FDA Advises Against Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Use for Uncomplicated Infections

Serious side effects associated with fluoroquinolones generally outweigh the antibiotics’ benefits for patients with uncomplicated infections like sinusitis and bronchitis, the FDA announced.

The alert comes a year after the FDA convened an advisory committee to review the risk-benefit balance for fluoroquinolones.

The committee determined that the risk wasn’t worth the potential benefit for patients with sinusitis, bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections, for which other treatment options exist.  

Fluoroquinolones, which includes ciprofloxacin (Cipro), are bactericidal agents that exhibit concentration-dependent killing against a broad spectrum of pathogens.

They also demonstrate excellent tissue penetration, with their concentrations in tissue often exceeding those in plasma.   

List of Currently Available FDA-Approved
Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs for Systemic Use


The FDA previously issued safety alerts regarding systemic use of these agents in July 2008 and August 2013.  

For more about these antibiotics, see:

6 thoughts on “FDA Advises Against Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

  1. david becker

    The fda is not trustworthy anymore. They lack the moral sensitivity, the sinceritas and caritas to do what is right for Americans. They have become involutional and inbred and self referential. They wont consider Americans opinions or concerns. They have become a fascists burden. The good people of the U.S should call for them to be demcratically overhauled- failing that their fascism will continue to choke the freedom out of all Americans in the name of “science” – or at least their version of science and it is more like science fiction from a 1950s B rated science fiction movie. Our framers warned us about medical freedom 200 years ago- here we are impotently watching the spectacle of the fascism of the FDA, CDC, DHHS as if we were Gregor Samsa from Kafkas Metamorphsis.
    Im tired of the fascism- i joined meaction today and the american kratom association. Im willing to march thru our institutions to restore humanity and reason to our society and people here and everywhere better start standing up for their freedoms before the totalitarianism of our institutions is complete.

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