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What type of antibiotic is Baxdela?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 30, 2019.

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Baxdela (delafloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

Baxdela is used in adults for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) caused by designated susceptible bacteria.

Fluoroquinolones have been associated with serious side effects including tendinitis and tendon rupture, changes in sensation and possible nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy), central nervous system effects including seizures, and worsening of a condition that causes muscle weakness called myasthenia gravis.

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