Unexpected severe hepatotoxicity of ciprofloxacine: two case reports


ALAN C. , Kocoglu H., ERSAY A. R. , Ertung Y. , KURT H. A.

DRUG AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY, vol.34, no.2, pp.189-191, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/01480545.2010.495392
  • Title of Journal : DRUG AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-191

Abstract

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that has a relatively low rate of occurence of adverse side effects. However, increasing evidences suggest that ciprofloxacin may cause unexpected severe liver damage. Especially, the risk of hepatotoxicity is significantly higher in elderly men receiving drug for a long time. In this article, 2 cases of unexpected severe hepatoxicity of ciprofloxacin are presented.