Levofloxacin is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).
Levofloxacin is a third generation fluoroquinolone that is widely used in the treatment of mild-to-moderate respiratory and urinary tract infections due to sensitive organisms. Levofloxacin has been linked to rare instances of clinically apparent hepatic injury marked by a short latency period and a hepatocellular pattern of enzyme elevations
Levofloxacin oral liquid should be taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. Measure your dose with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. You may take levofloxacin tablets with meals or on an empty stomach. This medicine is best taken with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.