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Levofloxacin

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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Levofloxacin 500mg Film-coated Tablets is indicated in adults for the treatment of the following infections (see sections 4.4 and 5.1):

• Acute bacterial sinusitis

• Uncomplicated cystitis (see section 4.4)

• Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease including bronchitis

• Complicated skin and soft tissue infections/complicated skin and skin structure infections

For the above-mentioned infections Levofloxacin 500mg Film-coated Tablets should be used only when it is considered inappropriate to use other antibacterial agents that are commonly recommended for the treatment of these infections.

• Acute pyelonephritis and complicated urinary tract infections (see section 4.4)

• Chronic bacterial prostatitis

• Community-acquired pneumonia

• Inhalation Anthrax: post exposure prophylaxis and curative treatment (see section 4.4)

Levofloxacin 500mg Film-coated Tablets may also be used to complete a course of therapy in patients who have shown improvement during initial treatment with intravenous levofloxacin.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

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