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Old 02-10-2019, 09:39 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2019
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ymot HB User
How to find biopsy without fluoroquinolones

I need to have a prostate biopsy, basic TRUS PNB, but I don't want any fluoroquinolones (e.g., Ciprofloxacin) administered for antibacterial prophylaxis. In recent years, those drugs have acquired enough FDA boxed warnings that they should be used only when there are no alternatives. And they are anyhow increasingly less effective. Other options for AB prophylaxis are coming into use, like the cephalosporins.

The urology practice within my health group uses Ciprofloxacin. And worse yet, they prescribe a four-day course when current literature says a single pre-operative administration should suffice.

How should I approach finding a practice that doesn't use fluoroquinolones?

Do you think practices would respond to a phone or email query? I don't want to start making appointments with different urologists just to pose this question.

Thanks so much! - Tom

Last edited by ymot; 02-15-2019 at 01:12 PM. Reason: Edited to change "10-day course" to "four-day"

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