Levofloxacin is an antibiotic belongs to a group of drugs known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics. This active drug is a broad-spectrum, fluoroquinolone antibiotic that shows antibacterial activity. The ingredient diffuses through the bacterial cell wall and inhibits DNA gyrase, an enzyme required for DNA replication, RNA transcription, and repair of bacterial DNA. Due to the inhibition of DNA gyrase activity results in blockage of bacterial cell growth.
Class of Drugs – fluoroquinolone antibiotics
Molecular Formula – C18H20FN3O4
Molecular Weight – 361.4 g/mol
Working: Given fluoroquinolone antibiotics, the medicine works by killing the bacteria that are responsible for an infection. This medication also stops the further growth of infectious bacteria in the body. It only works to treat bacterial infections. It does not effective against viral infections.
Uses: This mentioned effective antibiotic Levofloxacin is indicated for the treatment of bacterial infections in adults. These infections such as pneumonia, sinus infection, worsening of chronic bronchitis, skin infections, chronic prostate infection, urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis (kidney infection), inhalational anthrax and plague.
This active component actively works in medicines that may be used as part of combination therapy. This means it can be taken with other medications.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Anti-bacterial active component Levofloxacin is used in popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Levaquin: 250 mg, 500 mg, and 750 mg
This medicine is not recommended in people with kidney disease, BPH, or liver disease. Do not consume this antibiotic unless prescribed by the doctor.