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  • n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic having a fluoroquinolone structure.


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  • Clinical trails typically find that one to two percent of people taking these drugs -- among the most familiar of which are ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and levofloxacin (Levaquin) – experience serious side effects, most often psychiatric and central-nervous-system problems.

    The ignored risks of America's most popular antibiotics

  • They have taken an antibiotic of this kind and in the name of the substance there is often the words – flox or ox, i.e. ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin.

    Statin disaster | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Dr. Pichichero said the first four patients had ear tubes inserted to treat the infection and the other five were successfully treated with levofloxacin, a powerful antibiotic only approved for use in adults.

    Ear Bacteria Resist Treatment

  • Unresponsive to various combinations of cefotaxime, chlarithromycin, levofloxacin, doxyclycline and Tamiflu.

    Boing Boing: March 16, 2003 - March 22, 2003 Archives

  • Among the catalysts he has developed is Ru-BINAP, which is used for the synthesis of (R) - 1,2-propandiol in the production of an antibiotic, levofloxacin.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001

  • (R) - 1,2-propandiol for the industrial synthesis of an antibiotic, levofloxacin.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001 - Information for the Public

  • Cipro is part of a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones: levofloxacin and ofloxacin are also drugs within that.

    CNN Transcript Oct 26, 2001

  • The trial is the first of two planned Phase 3 studies, and will test Lexington, Mass.-based Cubist's experimental therapy against the approved generic drug, levofloxacin, in 775 patients.

  • The antibiotics to which the staph was resistant included: penicillin and ampicillin; erythromycin; tetracycline; oxacillin, the more modern form of the drug methicillin; the drug combination quinupristin/dalfopristin, known as Synercid; the fluoroquinolones levofloxacin (Levaquin) and ciprofloxacin (Cipro); and the last-resort drugs for very serious staph infections vancomycin and daptomycin.

    Ars Technica

  • As of january 2004, health canada received 57 allscripts (levofloxacin oral cipro for infected eyelids 13; interaction 12; dialysis 10; benefit 6), talking four reactions being sunburn (2), position (1), and care (1).



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