A preventable, life-altering case of fluoroquinolone-associated tendonitis
JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Fluoroquinolones, such as ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin, are broad-spectrum antibacterial agents that have historically been widely used for urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and intra-abdominal infections but are associated with several serious adverse reactions, including tendinopathy and tendon rupture, peripheral neuropathy, and aortic aneurysm. These drugs should not be used for uncomplicated infections unless no other antimicrobial treatment is feasible. This article describes a patient who experienced life-altering disability from a fluoroquinolone, reviews the adverse reactions of this drug class, and discusses recommended treatment for acute uncomplicated cystitis and asymptomatic bacteriuria.
Wildermuth, Anne and Holmes, Megan, "A preventable, life-altering case of fluoroquinolone-associated tendonitis" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 2011.
Physician Assistant Studies