The Tramadol of Antimicrobials: Fluoroquinolones

While Three Reasons Not to Prescribe Tramadol is one of the most-read posts on EM PharmD, Tony Mixon, PharmD, BCPS talks about a similar love-hate drug in The Tramadol of Antimicrobials: Fluoroquinolones. Many institutions have implemented antimicrobial restriction programs where specific agents, based on toxicity, cost, or broad-spectrum of activity, require special permission for use. Often a page is required to initiate the request. During my infectious diseases PGY-2 I carried this antimicrobial approval pager, [...]