Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci.  2017 Nov;15(4):416-417. 10.9758/cpn.2017.15.4.416.

High Dose Ofloxacin-induced Bimodal Hallucinations in a 4 Years Old Child

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Tata Motors Hospital, Jamshedpur, India.
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Tata Motors Hospital, Jamshedpur, India.
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Udupi, India.


Ofloxacin is a commonly used quinolone antibiotic both in adults as well as children. It is generally safe and well tolerated. Rarely, neurological and psychiatric adverse reactions are reported to occur with ofloxacin. We report a case of a child who developed delirium after ofloxacin treatment, that resolved after medication discontinuation and treatment with low dose olanzapine.


Ofloxacin; Hallucinations; Psychotic disorders; Delirium
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