Fluoroquinolones are drugs approved for the treatment or prevention of certain bacterial infections. Like other antibacterial drugs, fluoroquinolones do not treat viral infections such as colds or flu.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program using the contact information at the bottom of this page.
FDA approves safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA requires label changes to warn of risk for possibly permanent nerve damage from antibacterial fluoroquinolone drugs taken by mouth or by injection
FDA Drug Safety Podcast: FDA requires label changes to warn of risk for possibly permanent nerve damage from antibacterial fluoroquinolone drugs taken by mouth or by injection FDA Public Health Alert: Healthcare Professionals Warned Not To Use Certain Intravenous Metronidazole, Ondansetron, and Ciprofloxacin Due To Potential Contamination[ARCHIVED]
Warning on Tendon Injuries with Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
FDA Patient Safety News (10/2008)
FDA Requests Boxed Warnings on Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobial Drugs[ARCHIVED]
FDA news release(7/8/2008)
Information for Healthcare Professionals: Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobial Drugs [ciprofloxacin (marketed as Cipro and generic ciprofloxacin), ciprofloxacin extended-release (marketed as Cipro XR and Proquin XR), gemifloxacin (marketed as Factive), levofloxacin (marketed as Levaquin), moxifloxacin (marketed as Avelox), norfloxacin (marketed as Noroxin), and ofloxacin (marketed as Floxin)][ARCHIVED]
Stronger Warnings Requested for Fluoroquinolones[ARCHIVED]
FDA Consumer Update article