FDA Warns of Deadly Heart Vessel Tears Tied to Cipro and Similar Antibiotics

(From UPI)

Patients should avoid a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones due to an increased risk of heart vessel tears associated with their use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned. . . .

The risk for these ruptures rises with the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics delivered by injection or as a pill, and the drugs “should not be used in patients at increased risk unless there are no other treatment options available,” the FDA added.

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