What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Cipro to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

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

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; LIMITED DATA SUGGEST MINIMAL AMOUNT EXCRETED

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Endocrine-Risk for hypoglycemia, monitor closely patient with diabetes. Musculoskeletal-Risk for tendinitis and tendon rupture increases with concomitant corticosteroid use. Cardiovascular-Elderly may be more susceptible to QT-prolongation. Monitor and correct electrolytes (e.g., K, Mg). Neuro/Psych-Risk for peripheral neuropathy which may affect walking and increase fall risk. CNS stimulation may occur (e.g., confusion, anxiety, insomnia). Renal-Adjust dose for CrCL< 50 mL/min.

Giving Cipro to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Potential risk of musculoskeletal adverse reactions. Arthropathy and cartilage erosion observed in juvenile animal studies. No safety and efficacy age < 1 year. Rare use for plague, anthrax, or other circumstances of multidrug resistant bacteria.
  • Severe Precaution: Increased risk of musculoskeletal adverse reaction, tendinitis, tendon rupture during or post treatment, and potential arthropathy. Immediate release oral dose form approved for age>1 year.

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