Fluoroquinolones (Ciprofloxacin Gemifloxacin Levofloxacin Moxifloxacin)

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Fluoroquinolones (Ciprofloxacin Gemifloxacin Levofloxacin Moxifloxacin)
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2014-08-06 18:10:20
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  1. Best therapy for:
    Community-Acquired Pneumonia, including PCN-resistant pneumonococcus
  2. Coverage:
    GNB including most pseudomonads
  3. Ciprofloxacin
    • Tx of: Cystitis and pyelonephritis
    • 1st line prophylaxis Traveler's D
  4. Tx of Diverticulitis and GI infxn
    • but... Ciprofloxacin, gemiflixacin, and levofloxacin must be combo w Metronidazole bc they dont cover anaerobes
    • Moxifloxacin: can be single agent Tx (no Metro needed) for diverticulitis
  5. What fluoroquinolone used as a single agent for diverticulitis (no metronidazole needed)?
    Moxifloxacin
  6. Quinolones cause:
    • Bone growth abn (children and pregos)
    • Tendonitis (and achilles tendon rupture)
    • Gatifloxacin removed bc of glucose abnormalities

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