Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which include Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin), and Avelox (moxifloxacin) are broad spectrum antibiotics prescribed to treat conditions such as anthrax, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, as a preventative measure, and everything in between.
Tragically, these antibiotics are known to cause serious, debilitating, and permanent adverse reactions, also known as Fluoroquinolone Toxicity (FQT) or Fluoroquinolone-Associated Disability (FQAD), for which there is no blanket treatment or cure.
The Quinolone Vigilance Foundation provides information so that patients and doctors can make an informed decision regarding appropriate use.
- Glossary- List of words and phrases commonly used to help visitors of our website understand abbreviations, symptoms, and other language.
- Quinolones 101- A comprehensive list of adverse reactions, brand names and generic names of quinolone antibiotics, and the forms in which quinolone antibiotics are prescribed.
- Research- Current and proposed research supported and funded by the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation.