Adverse Reactions to Quinolones

Community members have reported the following adverse reactions to fluoroquinolones. This should not be considered an exhaustive list of possible reactions, nor is it meant to be a diagnostic tool for fluoroquinolone toxicity. Consult your physician if you think you are suffering from an adverse reaction to a fluoroquinolone.

  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon rupture
  • Ligament rupture
  • Meniscus tear in knee
  • Joint pain/popping
  • Muscle atrophy/weakness/pain
  • Degeneration of spinal disks
  • Peripheral neuropathy/nerve pain/nerve damage
  • Fatigue
  • Dental pain
  • Facial pain/numbness
  • Muscle twitching/involuntary spasms
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Brain fog
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Speech/aphasia
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Seizures
  • Visual/auditory hallucinations
  • Non-allergy itching
  • Poor wound healing
  • Swallowing deficit
  • Persistent gastric problems
  • Mouth sores
  • Food/chemical sensitivities
  • Dry/itchy eyes
  • Lack of tear production
  • Visual changes
  • Retina tears
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Palpitations/arrhythmia
  • High/low blood pressure
  • Dysautonomia

Currently Prescribed Quinolones

We make every effort to keep this list up to date, but you should always carefully check every new antibiotic prescription you receive to ensure it is not a fluoroquinolone.

Oral Fluoroquinolones

  • Avelox (moxifloxacin)
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin)
  • Factive (gemifloxacin)
  • Levaquin (levafloxacin)
  • Noroxin (norfloxacin)

Fluoroquinolone Eye Drops

  • Besivance (besifloxacin)
  • Cetraxal, Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin)
  • Iquix, Quixin (levofloxacin)
  • Ocuflox (ofloxacin)
  • Vigamox (moxifloxacin)
  • Zymar (gatifloxacin)
  • Moxeza (moxifloxacin)

Fluoroquinolone Ear Drops

  • Cetraxal, Ciprodex (ciprofloxacin)
  • Floxin (ofloxacin)
  • Xtoro (finafloxacin)

Inhaled Fluoroquinolones

  • Quinsair (levofloxacin)

Fluoroquinolones Pending FDA Approval

  • Baxdela (delafloxacin)

Veterinary Fluoroquinolones

— Yes, they flox our pets too!
  • Advocin, Advocid (danofloxacin)
  • Dicural, Vetequinon (difloxacin)
  • Floxasol, Saraflox, Sarafin (sarafloxacin)
  • Ibaflin (ibafloxacin)
  • Marbocy, Zeniquin (marbofloxacin)
  • Orbax, Victas (orbifloxacin)

Comprehensive List of Past and Present Quinolones