Fluoroquinolones and fibromyalgia: link may be the infection

It seems it is not the only antibiotic to show an association

The possible association between treatment with a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and fibromyalgia may have more to do with the infection for which it is prescribed than with the antibiotic itself, a study suggests.

The case-control study showed patients with fibromyalgia were more likely than those without to have taken fluoroquinolones in the period a year to two months before the fibromyalgia diagnosis.

But the risk of fibromylagia was raised by an almost identical amount if patients had been exposed to amoxicillin or azithromycin over the same time period - two antibiotics with a different

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