Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can have adverse effects on people that are dependant on Benzodiazapines

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Studies have found that Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can have adverse effects on people that are dependant on Benzodiazapines. Fluoroquinolones have been found to competitively displace benzodiazepines from benzodiazepine receptors which can precipitate acute withdrawal. A study confirmed that fluoroquinolone CNS toxicity can be serious, occuring more frequently in benzodiazepine dependent subjects and concluded that fluoroquinolone antibiotics should be contraindicated in patients who are dependent on or in benzodiazepine withdrawal. A person with an already compromised GABA system (for example, one going through benzodiazepine withdrawal) is likely to be at an even greater risk of severe adverse reactions.

It should be noted that not everyone who is withdrawing from a benzodiazepine would have problems with this class of antibiotic. …

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