Why are quinolones not recommended in children under the age of 12

Why are quinolones not recommend ed in children under the age of 12. Discuss the indications of the use of Ivermectin in the pediatric population. What important information should be given to the patient/parent/guardian?

Why are quinolones not recommended in children under the age of 12

Length of CTQs: You should answer each week’s question(s) with at least 300 words for the week’s submission. Point value will be deducted when submissions are too brief or lack citations to back up what you have written.

Format of CTQs: You should have one title page for each week’s answer. There should also be a reference page each week. All submissions should be according to APA format with a page number and running head. You need to include at least one citation for each question. You may consult sources other than the text as necessary. Even when you are stating your opinion, you need to validate with a citation.

Readings:
Chapter 26: Antibacterials
Chapter 28: Antimalarials, Anthelmintics, and Peptides

Critical Thinking Questions for Submissions:
Firstly, Why are quinolones not recommend ed in children under the age of 12.

Secondly, Discuss the indications of the use of Ivermectin in the pediatric population.

Thirdly, What important information should be given to the patient/parent/guardian?

Fourthly, When are macrolides most commonly use d as the drug of choice?

More details;

Why fluoroquinolones are contraindicate d in children?
All fluoroquinolones have potent activity against most gram-negative bacteria; ciprofloxacin is the most active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. … Because they may affect the development of cartilage, all fluoroquinolones are contraindicate d in children, adolescents, and pregnant or breast-feeding women.

What age can you use fluoroquinolones?

Currently, fluoroquinolones are only FDA approve d for individuals less than 18 years of age for complicate d UTI including pyelonephritis and for postexposure prophylaxis and treatment of inhalation anthrax.

 

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