Levofloxacin

In the US, Levofloxacin (levofloxacin systemic) is a member of the drug class quinolones and is used to treat Anthrax, Anthrax Prophylaxis, Bacterial Infection, Bladder Infection, Bronchitis, Chlamydia Infection, Epididymitis - Sexually Transmitted, Gonococcal Infection - Disseminated, Gonococcal Infection - Uncomplicated, Kidney Infections, Nongonococcal Urethritis, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Otitis Media, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Plague, Plague Prophylaxis, Pneumonia, Prostatitis, Sinusitis, Skin Infection, Streptococcal Infection, Tuberculosis - Active and Urinary Tract Infection.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

J01MA12,S01AX19

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0100986-85-4

Chemical Formula

C18-H20-F-N3-O4

Molecular Weight

361

Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Fluoroquinolone (gyrase inhibitor)

Chemical Name

(-)-(S)-9-Fluoro-2,3-dihydro-3-methyl-10-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-7-oxo-7H-pyrido[1,2,3-de]-1,4-benzoxazine-6-carboxylic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Levofloxacin (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Lévofloxacine (OS: DCF)
  • (S)-Ofloxacin (IS)
  • HR 355 (IS)
  • Levofloxacin (PH: USP 34)
  • Levofloxacin (OS: USAN)
  • DR 3355 (IS)
  • RWJ 25213 (IS)
  • Levofloxacin (PH: USP 34)
  • Levofloxacin Hydrate (PH: JP XV)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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