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New Approved Use for Levofloxacin

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000418918.99858.32
Drug Watch
Abstract

* The antibiotic levofloxacin (Levaquin) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat plague.

* The approval for this indication is based upon animal studies that found levofloxacin to be 94% effective in treating plague.

Author Information

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is the course coordinator for undergraduate pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. She also coordinates Drug Watch: dianea@son.jhmi.edu.

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