Which medications in the drug class Fluoroquinolones are used in the treatment of Retropharyngeal Abscess?

Updated: Jan 08, 2021
  • Author: Joseph H Kahn, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Fluoroquinolones

Levofloxacin (Levaquin, Levofloxacin Systemic)

L-stereoisomer of parent compound ofloxacin; D-isomer form is inactive

Inhibits DNA gyrase activity, which in turn promotes breakage of DNA strands

Good monotherapy with extended coverage against Pseudomonas spp, as well as excellent activity against pneumococcus


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