Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics are linked to Mental Health Side Effects


FLQ linked to Mental Health Side Effects
July 12, 2018 Categories: Dangerous Drugs, FDA updates

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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics are linked to Mental Health Side Effects

FDA posted a label changes request for FLQ on July 10th of 2018.

FLQs such as Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox and others can cause the following side effects:

  • disturbances in attention
  • disorientation
  • agitation
  • nervousness
  • memory impairment
  • serious disturbances in mental abilities called delirium.

“FDA is strengthening the current warnings in the prescribing information that fluoroquinolone antibiotics may cause significant decreases in blood sugar and certain mental health side effects…
The new label changes will add that low blood sugar levels, also called hypoglycemia, can lead to coma and the new label will also make the mental health side effects more prominent and more consistent across the systemic fluoroquinolone drug class. “

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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