Ciprofloxacin warning after cardiologist’s tragic suicide

A coroner has found prescribing doctors are ‘not fully aware’ of the potential link between the antibiotic and suicidal behaviour.

The suicide of a UK cardiologist shortly after he was prescribed ciprofloxacin highlights that many doctors remain unaware of the link between the antibiotic and suicidal behaviour, a coroner has found.

In a report to the country’s medical regulator, aimed at preventing future deaths, the coroner said Dr Robert Stevenson, a 63-year-old recently retired doctor, had no history of depression or other mental health issues before his death.