Use These Antibiotics for Close Contacts of Invasive Meningococcal Disease, CDC Says
(MedPage Today) -- Rifampin, ceftriaxone, or azithromycin are recommended as first-line alternatives to ciprofloxacin prophylaxis for close contacts of people with meningococcal disease in areas where the disease is highly resistant to ciprofloxacin... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 10, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Selection of Antibiotics as Prophylaxis for Close Contacts of Patients with Meningococcal Disease in Areas with Ciprofloxacin Resistance - United States, 2024
This report describes CDC guidance for health departments for using a preferred selection of antibiotics when an area has reached a certain threshold of ciprofloxacin-resistant, meningococcal cases. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 8, 2024 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

The White House ’ s Latest Move to Rein in Drug Prices
Each year, the U.S. government spends over $100 billion investing in the research and development of new technologies, with pharmaceutical companies being among the chief beneficiaries of this research. These public-private partnerships have led to some of the most important pharmaceutical developments of our time, including the COVID-19 vaccine.  But with that partnership, however, there comes a catch. According to the Bayh–Dole Act, if a business organization takes funding from the federal government in order to develop a new product, the U.S. government has the right to “march in” and control w...
Source: TIME: Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gordon Tags: Uncategorized Joe Biden Source Type: news

Feeding dogs raw meat increases the risk of antibiotic-resistant E. coli
Feeding dogs raw (uncooked) meat increases their risk of excreting E. coli that cannot be killed by a widely used antibiotic - ciprofloxacin - researchers at the University of Bristol have found from a study of 600 healthy pet dogs. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 20, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Warning over suicide risk for patients taking common antibiotics following death of newly-retired doctor
Ciprofloxacin is one of five antibiotics UK health officials have raised the alarm over, sparked by a coroner's report into the death of respected cardiologist Robert Stevenson. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination Is the Best Bet Against Drug-Resistant Superbugs — Experts
Experts encourage parents to vaccinate their children against typhoid to ensure that the child has access to clean drinking water. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS By Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Jul 6 2023 (IPS) The first thing you notice about eight-month-old Manahil Zeeshan is how tiny she looks on the adult-size hospital bed at the government-run Sindh Institute of Child Health and Neonatology (SICHN) in Korangi, a neighbourhood in Karachi. Her right foot is taped with a cannula, and she whimpers incessantly. “I have been in and out of the hospital for the last seven days,” said Uzma Mohammad, Zeeshan’s mom, with worry lines...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Africa Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequality Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Pakistan Source Type: news

Information on rare ciprofloxacin suicide link to be reviewed by MHRA
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will consider whether further action is needed after a coroner warned doctors were unaware of a rare risk of suicide linked to the commonly used antibiotic ciprofloxacin. A prevention of future deaths report said that a respected and experienced consultant cardiologist, who had recently retired, died by... Read moreThe post Information on rare ciprofloxacin suicide link to be reviewed by MHRA appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 26, 2023 Category: Nursing Authors: Wiliam Hunter Tags: Clinical Mental health Source Type: news

Coroner asks drug regulator to review advice about ciprofloxacin after doctor's suicide - Dyer C.
A coroner has given a warning about a rare side effect of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, after a recently retired consultant cardiologist with no history of mental health problems died by suicide 11 days after he began taking the drug.1 Robert Stevenson,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Ciprofloxacin Oral, Injection products
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Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 12, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome?
Discussion Serotonin syndrome (SS) is a clinical diagnosis and problem which can be seen in patients of all ages. Classically SS presents with changing mental status, autonomic dysfunction and neuromuscular excitability. It is caused by increased serotonin levels because of therapeutically increasing the dose of a medication already being taken, adding an additional serotoninergic medication or one that potentiates serotonin, overlapping transition when changing medications, or intentional or unintentional overdose. It has become more common especially as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been used more ...
Source: - May 8, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Right dose, right now: bedside, real-time, data-driven, and personalised antibiotic dosing in critically ill patients with sepsis or septic shock-a two-centre randomised clinical trial
This study evaluates the feasibility, safety and efficacy of its clinical implementation. Methods: In this two-centre randomised clinical trial, critically ill patients with sepsis or septic shock were randomised to AutoKinetics dosing or standard dosing for four antibiotics: vancomycin, ciprofloxacin, meropenem, and ceftriaxone. Adult patients with a confirmed or suspected infection and either lactate> 2 mmol/L or vasopressor requirement were eligible for inclusion. The primary outcome was pharmacokinetic target attainment in the first 24 h after randomisation. Clinical endpoints included mortality, ICU length of stay an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Literature review on the distribution characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens in neonatal sepsis
Purpose: Neonatal sepsis (NS) has no specific clinical manifestations and blood culture analysis requires a long period of time. Knowledge of prevalent bacterial isolates and their antibiotic susceptibility is crucial when choosing an empirical therapy to decrease morbidity and mortality. This literature review summarizes the distribution characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens associated with bloodstream infections in Chinese neonates, and thus serves as a reference for pediatricians. Methods: The full-text journal database, CNKI, was searched using the key words " neonatal " , " sepsis " , and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cipro vs. Levaquin
Title: Cipro vs. LevaquinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Newer class of fluoroquinolone antibiotics may present reduced risk of tendon ruptures
(American Academy of Family Physicians) It's widely understood that people taking a common class of antibiotics, like ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin, run the risk of tendonitis and tendon ruptures. However, a new analysis sheds light on newer, third-generation fluoroquinolones and suggests they may have a lower risk of Achilles tendon rupture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic Prescribing Choices and Their Comparative C. Difficile Infection Risks: A Longitudinal Case-Cohort Study, Clinical Infectious Diseases 72(5): 836-844
Conclusions C. difficile infection risk increases with antibiotic duration, and there are wide disparities in risks associated with antibiotic courses used for similar indications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news