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Reported June 6, 2013

Antibiotics Doubles Risk of Kidney Disease

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal the risk of acute kidney disease is doubled for people taking oral fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

Researchers from the US and Canada undertook a study to determine the risk of acute kidney injury with the use of oral fluoroquinolones for 40 year old adult men enrolled in the US LifeLink Health Plan Claims Database between 2001 and 2011. There were 1,292 cases of acute kidney disease and 12,651 controls in the study. They found that current use of oral fluoroquinolones increased the risk of acute kidney injury; the risk was highest with ciprofloxacin, followed by moxifloxacin.

The authors suggest that physicians need to be aware of the risks of kidney injury when prescribing these drugs.

For more information go to: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2013/06/03/cmaj.121730.full.pdf+html

SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association Journal, June 2013

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