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Adverse events with moxifloxacin rarely result in treatment discontinuations in children

The use of moxifloxacin — a fluoroquinolone not currently approved by the FDA for use in children — is commonly associated with adverse events in the pediatric population, according to researchers. However, these reactions are rarely serious enough to discontinue treatment, they said.

“Generally, moxifloxacin is rarely used in the pediatric population for systemic therapy, and use is considered off-label,” Avika Dixit, MBBS, MPH, MBI, FAAP, assistant in medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital, told Infectious Diseases in

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