gatifloxacin tablet precautions What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering gatifloxacin tablet 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: EXERCISE CAUTION PER MFR. ARTHROPATHY/OSTEOCHONDROTOXICITY IN ANIMAL STUDIES. Giving gatifloxacin-tablet to a child under 12: Contraindication: No safety and efficacy age < 18 years. Tendinitis risk. Arthropathy seen in animal studies.