Active substances: Ciprofloxacin
Case reports of adverse events. Various reported pediatric and adolescent fluoroquinolone-associated adverse events, such as anaphylactic reaction, dystonic reaction, sleep disturbance, arthralgias, and hallucinations, have also been reported to occur in fluoroquinolone-treated adults table 4.
Benign intracranial hypertension, reported by Winrow et al. However, intracranial hypertension has been reported in infants and children using naldixic acid, a quinolone antibiotic.
Table 4 Case reports of adverse events associated with quinolone use among adolescents and children.
Table 4 Open in new tab Download slide Case reports of adverse events associated with quinolone use among adolescents and children.
Published recommendations. Other professional medical organizations, such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Family Physicians, have not published gonorrhea treatment recommendations.
Costs of gonorrhea treatment regimens. Discussion Adolescents have the highest reported rates of gonorrhea; the reported 1999 rates were 738.
Ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, is an effective single-dose treatment for uncomplicated gonorrhea genital infections. Because gonorrhea rates are high in this population and STD control resources are limited, it is appropriate to consider whether the theoretical risks outweigh the therapeutic and economic benefits of ciprofloxacin use for treatment of gonorrhea infections in adolescents.
The 10 identified studies that have evaluated children and adolescents exposed to multiple-day doses of fluoroquinolones through objective radiological or histological methods demonstrated no evidence of irreversible cartilage damage.
Other studies that have assessed for fluoroquinolone-induced cartilage damage by more passive means did not report any evidence of clinically apparent irreversible damage among 4999 children and adolescents.
What are the possible side effects of ciprofloxacin? Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat or a severe skin reaction fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.
This could lead to dangerous bleeding or death. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. What other drugs will affect ciprofloxacin?
Some medicines can make ciprofloxacin much less effective when taken at the same time.
If you take any of the following medicines, take your ciprofloxacin dose 2 hours before or 6 hours after you take the other medicine. This list is not complete.