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Can Oflomac be taken by 10 year old?

Hi doctor, my daughter who is 10 years old has been prescribed Oflomac 200mg. On googling I found that people under 18 years of age should not take it.. please tell me can I go ahead with the doctor s prescription or do not use the Medicine?Thank you.
Thu, 29 Aug 2019
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Hello,

Oflomac is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, which use in children has been associated with tendon and joint problems. The risk is small, but in general, if there is a better antibiotic that can be used, it should be used instead. So I would discuss this with your doctor to make sure the antibiotic is absolutely necessary, and whether there might be another option.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.

Regards,
Dr. Aaron Branch, General & Family Physician
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Can Oflomac be taken by 10 year old?

Hello, Oflomac is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, which use in children has been associated with tendon and joint problems. The risk is small, but in general, if there is a better antibiotic that can be used, it should be used instead. So I would discuss this with your doctor to make sure the antibiotic is absolutely necessary, and whether there might be another option. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care. Regards, Dr. Aaron Branch, General & Family Physician