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what is levaquin?

It's a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is in the same family as Cipro. Fluoroquinolones work by inihibiting bacterial DNA gyrase and topoisomerase II enzymes.

Levofloxacin exhibits a low potential for acute toxicity. Mice, rats, dogs and monkeys exhibited the following clinical signs after receiving a single high dose of levofloxacin: ataxia, ptosis, decreased locomotor activity, dyspnea, prostration, tremors, and convulsions. Doses in excess of 1500 mg/kg orally and 250 mg/kg i.v. produced significant mortality in rodents. In the event of an acute overdosage, the stomach should be emptied. The patient should be observed and appropriate hydration maintained. Levofloxacin is not efficiently removed by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.--http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/levoflox_od.htm

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