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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000438864.44907.ae
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Continued Reports Of Peripheral Neuropathy With Fluoroquinolones

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

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Abstract

* Warnings in the labeling of all fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been strengthened to more effectively alert providers to the risk of peripheral neuropathy with systemic use of these drugs.

* Topical preparations for the eye and ear don't share this risk.

* Peripheral neuropathy can result quickly after initiating therapy with a fluoroquinolone and can be permanent.

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