Avoid Quinolones For Uncomplicated UTIs
New boxed warnings for quinolones will raise questions about how to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Quinolones (ciprofloxacin, etc) are no longer indicated for most cases of uncomplicated UTIs, acute bronchitis, or acute sinusitis.
This is due to the risks of tendon, joint, and muscle problems...arrhythmias...neuropathy...or CNS effects (confusion, etc). Some of these may occur after ONE dose...and in rare cases are disabling and persistent.