Levofloxacin belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. Levofloxacin is used to treat infections of the lungs, airways, skin, urinary tract, and ears Levofloxacin is also used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax or certain types of plague.
The mechanism of action of levofloxacin and other fluoroquinolone antimicrobials involves inhibition of bacterial topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase, enzymes required for DNA replication, transcription, repair and recombination. Levofloxacin oral tablet can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded. You shouldn’t drive, use machinery, or do other tasks that require alertness or coordination until you know how it affects you.
Levofloxacin is indicated in adult patients for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia due to methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumonia, Homophiles influenza, Homophiles parainfluenzae, Klebsiella pneumonia.