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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING


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 in diabetes. Cardiovascular-Elderly may be more susceptible to the QT-prolongation. Electrolytes should be corrected (e.g. K, Mg). Increased rate of aortic aneurysm and dissection within two months of use, Neuro/Psych-Risk for peripheral neuropathy which may affect walking and increase fall risk. CNS stimulation may occur (confusion, anxiety, insomnia).

Giving Avelox 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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