What are possible adverse effects of fluoroquinolones for the treatment of cat scratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Importantly, because of the potential risk of arthropathy, caution should be used if considering the use of fluoroquinolones in patients younger than 18 years. Ciprofloxacin is not approved for administration in children. Additional adverse effects include gastrointestinal symptoms, dizziness, rash, seizures, headache, confusion, and tremors.


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