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levofloxacin in 5 % dextrose intravenous

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering levofloxacin in 5 % dextrose intravenous to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

Only When Necessary: REPORTS OF ARTHROPATHY WITH QUINOLONES IN ANIMAL STUDIES; CONSIDER RISK/BENEFIT

Nursing:

Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST LOW AMOUNTS EXCRETED,W/NO KNOWN ADVERSE EFFECT IN INFANT

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (SOM)RENAL DOSING;INCREASED RISK OF TENDON RUPTURE ESP.W/STEROIDS

Giving levofloxacin in 5 % dextrose intravenous to a child under 12:

Absolute Contraindication: INCREASED RISK OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER; JOINT LESIONS IN ANIMAL STUDIES.

Relative Contraindication: MUSCULOSKELETAL RISKS & TENDINOPATHY. APPROV. FOR INHALED ANTHRAX, PLAGUE.

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