What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Moxifloxacin HCL to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Only When Necessary: INSUFF HUMAN DATA; ANIMAL DATA SUG DEV TOX AT DOSES <2.5 X MRHD
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Musculoskeletal-Increased risk for tendinitis, tendon rupture particularly with corticosteroid use. Endocrine-Risk for hypoglycemia, monitor closely patient with diabetes. Cardiovascular-Elderly may be more susceptible to the QT-prolongation. Make sure electrolytes are corrected (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 Moxifloxacin HCL to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Known risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture, QT prolongation. Joint lesions observed in juvenile animal studies. Safety and efficacy not established in complicated intra-abdominal infection trial.
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