Quinolone-induced QT interval prolongation: a not-so-unexpected class effect.

@article{Kahn2000QuinoloneinducedQI,
  title={Quinolone-induced QT interval prolongation: a not-so-unexpected class effect.},
  author={James B. Kahn},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={847-8}
}
  • James B. Kahn
  • Published 2000 in The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Sir, I read with great interest Dr Peter Ball’s recent leading article on quinolone-induced QT interval prolongation. The author’s ‘re-examination of the facts’ is an admirable effort to discuss recently highlighted fluoroquinolone safety issues. While agreeing that well-studied, and generally safe, antibiotics should be used for the treatment of infections, regardless of minor QT prolongation effects, I do not agree that this cardiac effect is established as a fluoroquinolone drug class effect… CONTINUE READING

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Quinolone-induced QT interval prolongation: a not-so-unexpected class effect

  • P. Ball
  • Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • 2000
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