Adverse Effects of Fluoroquinolones - Adverse Reactions and Toxicities - Cardiac

Cardiac

Fluoroquinolones can cause QT prolongation and, thus, predispose a person to Torsades de Pointes which is sometimes fatal. Some members of the quinolone family are more likely to causes an increased QT than others. Grepafloxacin was removed from the market due to frequent QT prolongation. Of the currently available agents, moxifloxacin causes the greatest QT prolongation, while ciprofloxacin is associated with a lowest risk of QT prolongation.

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