What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Levofloxacin Solution 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: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST LOW AMOUNTS EXCRETED,W/NO KNOWN ADVERSE EFFECT IN INFANT

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).

Giving Levofloxacin Solution to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Increased risk of musculoskeletal disorder, tendinopathy. Risk-benefit appropriate only for inhalational anthrax and plague.
  • Severe Precaution: Increased risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Tablet dose form not suitable for weight < 30 kg.

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