Don't use fluoroquinolones, says US regulator

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics should not be used for uncomplicated infections because the risk of tendon problems and neuropathy with the drugs outweighs their benefits, according to advice from the US drug regulator.

In a new, upgraded warning statement, the Food and Drug Administration says where possible, antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin should not be used for patients with acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis and uncomplicated UTIs.

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