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New Warning for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Aschenbrenner, Diane S., MS, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: April 2019 - Volume 119 - Issue 4 - p 20
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554544.80148.ee
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  • The Food and Drug Administration has added a warning to the labeling of all fluoroquinolone antibiotics stating that these drugs can increase the risk of rupture or dissection of aortic aneurysms.
  • NPs should avoid prescribing fluoroquinolones to patients at risk for aortic aneurysms unless no other therapy is available.

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch: daschenbrenner@ndm.edu.

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