Category Archives: Safety

Certain antibiotics increase risk for aorta rupture or tearing, concerning for people with connective tissue disorders

On December 20, 2018, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued an announcement that fluoroquinolone antibiotics “can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body, called the aorta.” This report was spurred by several recent publications demonstrating concern, particularly one large study of more than… Read More »