Will My Child Have Joint Problems With Ciprofloxacin?

What to Tell Your Child's Healthcare Provider

It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if your child will develop joint problems while using ciprofloxacin. Make sure to tell your child's healthcare provider if your child has a history of joint, muscle, or tendon problems before starting treatment.
In addition, if your child is taking ciprofloxacin, contact a healthcare provider immediately if he or she develops any muscle, joint, or tendon problems during or following treatment. Signs of joint problems may include joint weakness, soreness, or swelling, or problems walking or moving the joints. Your child's healthcare provider will tell you if ciprofloxacin should be stopped.
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