Fluoroquinolone Use Linked to Higher Risk of Peripheral Neuropathy
Fluoroquinolones are widely used antibiotics for various infectious etiologies. Generally, these antibiotics are well tolerated but they carry the risk of peripheral neuropathy as a rare but serious adverse effect. The risk and its severity between individual agents is uncertain. The onset of peripheral neuropathy can occur rapidly, often within a few days of starting a Fluoroquinolone, and in some patients the disorder may be permanent (1).
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