If you are:
Only When Necessary: REPORTS OF ARTHROPATHY WITH QUINOLONES IN ANIMAL STUDIES;CONSIDER RISK/BENEFIT
Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; REPORTS OF ARTHROPATHY IN ANIMAL STUDIES
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Musculoskeletal-Associated with an increased risk for tendinitis and tendon rupture particularly in the elderly and with corticosteroid use. Cardiovascular-Elderly may be more susceptible to the QT-prolongation from quinolones.
Giving Floxin tablet to a child under 12:
Severe Precaution: Safety and efficacy not established age < 18 years. Known risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. Joint lesions observed in juvenile animal studies.