Listen for Patients on Antibiotics Complaining of Confusion

It's often a surprise that antibiotics can cause central nervous system (CNS) side effects.

About 3% of patients on "quinolones" (ciprofloxacin, etc) have CNS effects such as insomnia, confusion, or hallucinations.

Penicillins and cephalosporins are linked to seizures...and clarithromycin might lead to psychosis in some patients.

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