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FDA Warns About Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a strengthened warning across the entire class of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. The strengthened warning has now been expanded to include an increased risk for aortic aneurysm (AA) and rupture (AR). Surveillance data has suggested that fluoroquinolone exposure carries a two-fold increased risk of AA/AR, compared to non-exposure.

The FDA has more information.