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Drug Guide


    Oral / IV
    Useful for pneumonia in patients with severe penicillin / cephalosporin allergy, due to Staph and atypical cover
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Inhibits DNA gyrase, preventing supercoiling of DNA and disrupting cell division.
    • Microbiology
    • Broad spectrum including Staphylococcus aureus and atypical respiratory organisms (Legionella, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma). No activity against Pseudomonas.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Adverse Effects
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