Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to levofloxacin: ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin


A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, C18H20FN3O4, of the fluoroquinolone class.



n levofloxacino, levofloxacina
References in periodicals archive ?
On the morning of Day 3, each subject was given a 250-mg levofloxacin tablet under fasting condition with 200 mL of orange juice or water.
In Canada, comparisons among the respiratory quinolones themselves have indicated that levofloxacin is associated with an increasing rate of resistance to Streptococcus pneumoniae in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
However, an earlier analysis of inpatients receiving gatifloxacin, levofloxacin, or ciprofloxacin reported similar dysglycemia rates of 1.
Consequently, Mylain is prohibited from producing any generic version of levofloxacin until Daiichi's patent expires.
Blehar's institution and others have adopted the fluoroquinolone levofloxacin as first-line therapy for noncomplicated UTIs.
The safety and efficacy of levofloxacin in pediatric patients, adolescents (under 18), pregnant women and nursing mothers have not been established.
Newer fluoroquinolones with higher in vitro activity against the pneumococcus, including levofloxacin, grepafloxacin, gatifloxacin, and moxifloxacin, are available in the United States.
s planned sale of ophthalmic preparations containing levofloxacin will infringe Allergan's rights pursuant to its license under the ofloxacin patent, Santen Pharmaceutical said.
aeruginosa lacking one of three types of intrinsic efflux pumps were more susceptible to a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, levofloxacin, than normal strains were.