Please feel free to print and download the materials on this page to use for advocacy or as information you can bring to your doctor.

Advocacy Materials

QVF Brochure – Download (pdf)

Awareness Cards – Download (pdf)

QVF Dear Doctor Letter – QVF Dear Doctor Letter (pdf)


Doctor Preparation Materials

Front cover –  Download (pdf)

Doctor Preparation Form (New August 5th, 2016) – Download (pdf)

Medication List – Download (pdf) Download (Word)


FDA Warnings

FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

FDA Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers

FDA requires label changes to warn of risk for possibly permanent nerve damage from antibacterial fluoroquinolone drugs taken by mouth or by injection (pdf)

FDA Report Linking Fluoroquinolones to Neurodegenerative Disorders (pdf)


Manufacturer Warnings & Communications

Bayer: New Limitations of Use and Safety Information for Fluoroquinolones (web)

Bayer: New Limitations of Use and Safety Information for Fluoroquinolones (pdf)


Studies and Case Reports

Azithromycin and Levofloxacin Use and Increased Risk of Cardiac Arrhytmia and Death

Malignant hyperthermia susceptibility revealed by myalgia and rhabdomyolysis during fluoroquinolone treatment

Fluoroquinolone cause changes in extracellular matrix signaling proteins, metalloproteinases and caspase-3 in cultured human tendon cells

Death following bilateral complete Achilles tendon rupture in a patient on fluoroquinolone therapy: A case report

Achilles Tendinopathy After Treatment with Opthalmic Moxifloxacin

Risk of kidney disease doubled with use in fluoroquinolone patients

Fluoroquinolone Induced Serious Persistent Multisymptom Adverse Effects Case Study



Dear Doctor Letter by Dr. Todd Plumb – Download (pdf)

Dear Colleague Letter by Dr. Miriam deJonge – Download (pdf)

Dear Colleague letter is used with expressed written permission from Dr Miriam de Jonge for use by the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation and for patients who wish to share the letter with their doctors.

Popular Antibiotics May Carry Serious Side Effects

New FDA Warnings on Cipro may tie into Gulf War Illness