Add Aorta Blood Vessel Ruptures to the List of Quinolone Concerns

Ruptures or tears in the aorta blood vessel are the latest risk with quinolone antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, etc).

Health Canada will conduct another safety review of quinolones to determine whether warnings in product labelling need to be added.

One theory suggests that quinolones may disrupt connective tissues in the aorta...possibly leading to vessel wall damage and aortic rupture.

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