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Levofloxacin is a prescription drug that comes as an oral tablet, oral solution, and ophthalmic solution (eye drop). It also comes in an intravenous (IV) form thatâs only given by a healthcare provider.
Levofloxacin oral tablet is available as a generic drug only. Generic drugs usually cost less than brand-name drugs.
Why itâs used
Levofloxacin oral tablet is used to treat bacterial infections in adults. These infections include:
worsening of chronic bronchitis
chronic prostate infection
urinary tract infections
pyelonephritis (kidney infection)
Levofloxacin may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.
How it works
Levofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Levofloxacin works by killing the bacteria that are causing an infection. You should only use this drug to treat bacterial infections.