Fluoroquinolones are a type of antibiotic that is an important part of a physicians prescribing arsenal.
However, they do carry with them some serious side effects and according to a new study published in the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed for conditions when antibiotics are not needed at all, or when they are not the recommended first-line therapy.
Joining me to talk about fluoroquinolones and the study’s findings is infectious disease physician and friend of the show, Steven LaRosa, MD.
Other interviews with Dr LaRosa:
- Sepsis: An interview with Steven LaRosa, MD
- What is Capnocytophaga?
- Antibiotics: How to optimize the use and dosing of Vancomycin
- Epstein-Barr Virus: The red-headed step child of the Herpes Virus family
- Antibiotic stewardship: A look at penicillin allergies
- Tickborne diseases: Laboratory diagnosis and treatment
- Clostridium difficile awareness: A discussion with Steven LaRosa, MD
- Infectious disease ‘pearls’: Treatment and diagnostics
- Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) with Dr Rodney Rohde
- A conversation with MRSA Survivors Network founder, Jeanine Thomas
- Bacteriophage therapy: A remarkable story
- Antibiotic resistance, the ‘post-antibiotic era’ and improving antibiotic stewardship
- Infectious diseases: Some select ‘pearls’ with Sandra Gompf, MD
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden