In December 2018, the FDA added new warnings to fluoroquinolone antibiotics after receiving reports of rare but serious ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body, called the aorta. These tears, called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm, can lead to dangerous bleeding or death. These serious side effects were seen in patients who had been treated with systemic fluoroquinolones given by mouth or through an injection.
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