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Can a 11 year old take norfloxacin?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, providing 11yo
Has infection resistant to or is allergic to other first-line antibiotics.
11-y-o may already be undergoing pubertal changes which makes child physiologically adult. Magic 18-y-o restriction proviso comes from the fda for all drugs, unless there have been approved trials in chidren < 18 years. Most drug companies avoid expense & institutional drug reveiw boards risks of such trials.

In brief: Yes, providing 11yo
Has infection resistant to or is allergic to other first-line antibiotics.
11-y-o may already be undergoing pubertal changes which makes child physiologically adult. Magic 18-y-o restriction proviso comes from the fda for all drugs, unless there have been approved trials in chidren < 18 years. Most drug companies avoid expense & institutional drug reveiw boards risks of such trials.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: See below
Fluoroquinolones including Norfloxacin are generally not recommended to children under 18.
Exceptions are children with cystic fibrosis, complicated urinary tract infection with multidrug- resistant organism, chronic suppurative otitis media by pseudomonas or anthrax.

In brief: See below
Fluoroquinolones including Norfloxacin are generally not recommended to children under 18.
Exceptions are children with cystic fibrosis, complicated urinary tract infection with multidrug- resistant organism, chronic suppurative otitis media by pseudomonas or anthrax.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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