Levofloxacin Use in the Neonate: A Case Series

J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Jul-Aug;22(4):304-313. doi: 10.5863/1551-6776-22.4.304.


We report 6 cases of intravenous levofloxacin use to treat multidrug-resistant nosocomial respiratory infections in neonates with a postmenstrual age ranging from 27 to 42 weeks. Because of a lack of neonatal-specific information for levofloxacin, the usual pediatric dosage (10 mg/kg per dose every 12 hours) was used in these patients. Clinical cure occurred in 5 of the 6 patients. Only minimal short-term adverse effects were noted.

Keywords: infant; levofloxacin; multidrug-resistant infection; neonate; newborn.

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  • Case Reports