Quinolones/Corticosteroids Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

How this interaction occurs is not known.

What might happen:

Taking these medicines together may increase your risk of tendon problems, especially if you are 60 years of age or older; if you already have problems with your joints (such as rheumatoid arthritis); if you have had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant; have kidney problems; or if participate in strenuous physical activity.

What you should do about this interaction:

Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. If you have joint, muscle, or tendon pain or swelling, contact your doctor right away. Rest and refrain from exercise until you see your doctor.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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