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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 189-190

Ofloxacin-induced hallucinations

Department of Pediatrics, ESI-PGIMSR and MGM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Urmila Chauhan
Department of Pediatrics, ESI-PGIMSR and MGM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.108316

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Drug-induced hallucinations are not uncommon, and may be misdiagnosed as psychiatric illness leading to unnecessary treatment with antipsychotics. If a temporal association of use of a drug having the potential to cause hallucinations is present, mere withdrawal of the drug causes complete improvement in the symptoms. There are reports of various untoward central nervous system adverse events following administration of fluoroquinolones, including delirium, hallucinations and psychosis, even after a single dose. We describe a 5-year-old girl who suffered visual hallucinations following ofloxacin use.


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