What are Fluoroquinolones?

Fluoroquinolones are a type of antibiotic used in the United States to treat infections. The most commonly used are Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox. These drugs have been linked to injuries such as peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage, aortic dissections, aneurysms and embolisms.

In May 2016 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice advising of the serious side effects associated with fluoroquinole antibacterial drugs.  The FDA warned that the drugs should be reserved for those patients who do not have alternative treatment options.