H pylori Antibiotics Briefly Disrupt Gut Microbiome H pylori Antibiotics Briefly Disrupt Gut Microbiome
Researchers compared antibiotic resistance following either levofloxacin quadruple therapy or bismuth quadruple therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 27, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Literature review on the distribution characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens in neonatal sepsis
Purpose: Neonatal sepsis (NS) has no specific clinical manifestations and blood culture analysis requires a long period of time. Knowledge of prevalent bacterial isolates and their antibiotic susceptibility is crucial when choosing an empirical therapy to decrease morbidity and mortality. This literature review summarizes the distribution characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens associated with bloodstream infections in Chinese neonates, and thus serves as a reference for pediatricians. Methods: The full-text journal database, CNKI, was searched using the key words " neonatal " , " sepsis " , and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cipro vs. Levaquin
Title: Cipro vs. LevaquinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Combination therapy with levofloxacin and cefepime to treat severe respiratory infection due to Aeromonas caviae after a near-drowning accident in river water - Maeda A, Nakajima Y, Yanagisawa K, Sugimoto T, Harano K, Kaki Y, Sasaki J, Dohi K, Hayashi M.
BACKGROUND: Aeromonas spp. are gram-negative anaerobic rods that are mainly found in water. Respiratory infections due to Aeromonas sp. are rare but have a high mortality rate. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old man fell into a river following an automobile ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

First-Line H pylori Regimens Ranked by Comparative Effectiveness First-Line H pylori Regimens Ranked by Comparative Effectiveness
A network meta-analysis found levofloxacin-containing therapy to be the best overall against Helicobacter pylori infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Newer class of fluoroquinolone antibiotics may present reduced risk of tendon ruptures
(American Academy of Family Physicians) It's widely understood that people taking a common class of antibiotics, like ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin, run the risk of tendonitis and tendon ruptures. However, a new analysis sheds light on newer, third-generation fluoroquinolones and suggests they may have a lower risk of Achilles tendon rupture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amoxicillin vs. Levaquin
Title: Amoxicillin vs. LevaquinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - February 12, 2020 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Ofloxacin (Ocuflox) vs. Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
Title: Ofloxacin (Ocuflox) vs. Levofloxacin (Levaquin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/24/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - October 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Antibiotics Tied to Heart Valve Problems
The class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and others) may increase the risk of heart valve problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Antibiotics Heart Levaquin (Drug) Source Type: news

AuroMedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levofloxacin in 5% Dextrose 250mg/50mL Due to Presence of Visible Particulate Matter Tentatively Identified as Mold
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 01-12-2018 – East Windsor, New Jersey, AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Levofloxacin in 5% Dextrose Injection 250mg/50mL in a Single-Use flexible container NDC 55150-243-46, Lot CLF160003, Expiry date May 2018, to the hospital level. The product has been found to conta in visible particulate matter tentatively identified as mold. This problem was discovered as a result of a product complaint in which the contents of one flexible bag was found to contain white particulate matter (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Levaquin (levofloxacin) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)
Title: Levaquin (levofloxacin) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - April 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Warns About What Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Do To Your Aorta
This is not the first FDA warning about fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics that includes ciprofloxacin (otherwise known as Cipro) and levofloxacin (otherwise known as Levoquin). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Levaquin, Cipro Tied to Deadly Heart Vessel Tears
The risk for rupture, or dissection, of the aorta, rises with the use of antibiotics in a class known as fluoroquinolones delivered by injection or as a pill. The drugs "should not be used in patients at increased risk unless there are no other treatment options available," the FDA said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Levaquin With Chemo Reduces Bacteremia in Pediatric AML/ALL
(MedPage Today) -- But no advantage seen among those undergoing transplant (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 11, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

A case of drug induced lung injury caused by levofloxacin eye drops - Hosogaya N, Toida K, Ishihara H, Kugiyama K.
A 78 year-old man, who received levofloxacin eye drops as a perioperative prophylactic antibacterial agent for cataract surgery, developed pyrexia and dyspnea, followed by respiratory failure. He was diagnosed as drug-induced lung injury due to levofloxaci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news