What Can I Bring To My Doctor?
The Quinolone Vigilance Foundation is often asked what patients can bring to their doctor to help their doctor understand Fluoroquinolone Toxicity. We strive to educate patients and doctors alike and what you bring with you to your doctor depends largely on their time and willingness to read it.
We recommend asking your doctor if they are willing to learn more about Fluoroquinolone Toxicity so they could better understand how to help you.
The following are suggestions only.
Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Forms and Dear Doctor Letters
- Doctor Preparation Form
- QVF Medication List
- Dear Colleague Letter by Miriam J. de Jonge M.D.
- Dear Doctor by Todd R. Plumb M.D.
- QVF Dear Doctor Letter
FDA & Other Warnings
- Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs: Drug Safety Communication- FDA Advises Restricting Use for Certain Uncomplicated Infections
- FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics
- Bayer-New Limitations of Use and Safety Information for Fluoroquinolones (pdf) (web)
- Popular Antibiotics May Carry Serious Side Effects (article)
- It Pays to Read the Warnings When you Open Up a Prescription (article)
- FDA Panel Seeks Tougher Antibiotic Labels (article)
- New FDA Warnings on Cipro May Tie Into Gulf War Illness
- Azithromycin and Levofloxacin Use and Increased Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmia and Death
- Oral fluoroquinolone use and risk of peripheral neuropathy: A pharmacoepidemiologic study
- Bactericidal Antibiotics Induce Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Oxidative Damage in Mammalian Cells
- Ciprofloxacin Induced Chondrotoxicity and Tendinopathy (Full PDF)