Fresh warnings over fluoroquinolones: study

Researchers say it's time to broaden alerts on fluoroquinolones to all adults over 35

A new study confirms and strengthens the association between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and increased risk of aortic aneurysm, prompting calls to broaden warnings to include all adults, not just high-risk adults.


In December 2018, the US FDA updated its May 2017 safety alert stating that fluoroquinolone antibiotics should not be used in patients at increased risk of aortic disease.

The new study, published in JAMA Surgery, suggests that fluoroquinolones "should be used with