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What is quinolone antibiotics? Is that in the cipro (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs? 

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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone, so are Avelox and Levaquin.
This family of antibiotics stops bacteria from replicating and so stops infection.

In brief: Yes

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone, so are Avelox and Levaquin.
This family of antibiotics stops bacteria from replicating and so stops infection.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and other drugs (levaquin, floxin, others) make up the quinolone class of drugs.
Although generally safe and effective, problems associated with them include tendon rupture and overuse leading to bacterial resistance. The public needs to have more appreciation of the risks and benefits of antibiotics; resist asking for them when they may not be needed and question doctors about true need.

In brief: Yes

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and other drugs (levaquin, floxin, others) make up the quinolone class of drugs.
Although generally safe and effective, problems associated with them include tendon rupture and overuse leading to bacterial resistance. The public needs to have more appreciation of the risks and benefits of antibiotics; resist asking for them when they may not be needed and question doctors about true need.
Dr. Joseph Hermann
Dr. Joseph Hermann
Thank
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