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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics derived from nalidixic acid.

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  • n. Any of a class of antibiotics derived from nalidixic acid.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

fluoro- + quinol(ine) + -one.


  • Further, the US Food and Drug Administration has called for a ban on the use of the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics in poultry.

    Sunil Chacko: Time for Antibiotics-Free Animal Industry Practices

  • When the new drug also had no impact, Askenasy was switched to a third drug: ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone that has been on the market since the late 1980s.


  • Now the Food and Drug Administration has ordered makers of fluoroquinolone drugs — like Cipro, Levaquin, and Floxin — to add a “black box” warning that they can cause tendon ruptures.

    FDA issues warning on Cipro, similar antibiotics « Isegoria

  • In more severe cases, antibiotics such as erythromycin or a fluoroquinolone can be used, and can shorten the duration of symptoms if they are given early in the illness.


  • Since he published a paper on fluoroquinolone side effects in 2001, says Dr. Jay Cohen, a medical researcher and associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, "I have received several hundred emails, most of which relate terrible, often catastrophic reactions that are slow to pass, leaving some people disabled for months or years."

    The ignored risks of America's most popular antibiotics

  • In his book Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs (Bantam Books, 1999), Fried describes a 1993 FDA advisory committee meeting he attended, in which government and drug-company officials haggled over possible new warnings to be put on fluoroquinolone labels and inserts.

    The ignored risks of America's most popular antibiotics

  • Several drug classes that have lost their punch against the worsening strain include families that contain: penicillin, erythromycin, clindamycin, tetracycline and fluoroquinolone drugs such as Cipro, said Binh Diep, researcher at the University of California at San Francisco and first author of the study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

    Resistance of Superbug Grows

  • Specifically, through targeted sampling from October 2006 through May 2007, the FDA repeatedly found that farm-raised seafood from China contained antimicrobial agents not approved for use here: nitrofuran, malachite green, gentian violet and fluoroquinolone.

    FDA warning on Chinese fish highlights problems with inspections

  • For example, now they think they can give him Cipro, which is a fluoroquinolone type of drug.

    CNN Transcript Jul 3, 2007

  • Alabama tested 20 samples of Chinese fish imports and 14 were contaminated with the drug fluoroquinolone.

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2007


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