Is there much risk in using fluoroquinolones in children?
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Arthralgias and myalgias have been observed clinically in children and adolescents exposed to fluoroquinolones, but they're transient, disappear when the drug is discontinued, and appear to be no more prevalent than with other antibiotics (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, 1 structured review and 2 prospective cohort studies). No apparent long-term risk of developmental skeletal growth delay is associated with fluoroquinolone exposure (SOR: B, 1 prospective controlled study).
Journal of Family Practice, 57(8) 2008: 539-540.