LEVOFLOXACIN- levofloxacin injection 



Levofloxacin (LEE-voe-FLOX-a-sin) Injection, for Intravenous Use Read this Medication Guide before you start taking Levofloxacin Injection and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about Levofloxacin Injection?

Levofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, can cause serious side effects. Some of these serious side effects could result in death.

If you have any of the following serious side effects while you take Levofloxacin Injection, you should stop taking Levofloxacin Injection immediately and get medical help right away.

1. Tendon rupture or swelling of the tendon (tendinitis).

2. Changes in sensation and possible nerve damage (Peripheral Neuropathy). Damage to the nerves in arms, hands, legs, or feet can happen in people who take fluoroquinolones, including Levofloxacin Injection. Stop taking Levofloxacin Injection immediately and talk to your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in your arms, hands, legs, or feet:

The nerve damage may be permanent.

3. Central Nervous System (CNS) effects. Seizures have been reported in people who take fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicines, including Levofloxacin Injection. Tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of seizures before you start taking Levofloxacin Injection. CNS side effects may happen as soon as after taking the first dose of Levofloxacin Injection. Stop taking Levofloxacin Injection immediately and talk to your healthcare provider right away if you get any of these side effects, or other changes in mood or behavior:

4. Worsening of myasthenia gravis (a problem that causes muscle weakness).

Fluoroquinolones like levofloxacin may cause worsening of myasthenia gravis symptoms, including muscle weakness and breathing problems. Tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of myasthenia gravis before you start taking Levofloxacin Injection. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any worsening muscle weakness or breathing problems.

What is Levofloxacin Injection?

Levofloxacin Injection is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic medicine used in adults 18 years or older to treat certain infections caused by certain germs called bacteria. These bacterial infections include:

Studies of Levofloxacin Injection for use in the treatment of plague and anthrax were done in animals only, because plague and anthrax could not be studied in people.

Levofloxacin Injection should not be used in patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, or acute bacterial sinusitis if there are other treatment options available.

Levofloxacin Injection is also used to treat children who are 6 months of age or older and may have breathed in anthrax germs, have plague, or been exposed to plague germs.

It is not known if Levofloxacin Injection is safe and effective in children under 6 months of age.

The safety and effectiveness in children treated with Levofloxacin Injection for more than 14 days is not known.

Who should not take Levofloxacin Injection?

Do not take Levofloxacin Injection if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic known as a fluoroquinolone, or if you are allergic to levofloxacin or any of the ingredients in Levofloxacin Injection. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Levofloxacin Injection.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Levofloxacin Injection?

Before you take Levofloxacin Injection, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Levofloxacin Injection and other medicines can affect each other causing side effects.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if any of your medicines are listed above.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take Levofloxacin Injection?

What should I avoid while taking Levofloxacin Injection?

What are the possible side effects of Levofloxacin Injection?

Levofloxacin Injection can cause serious side effects, including:

How should I store Levofloxacin Injection?

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. However, brief exposure up to 40°C (104°F) does not adversely affect the product. Avoid excessive heat and protect from freezing and light.

Keep Levofloxacin Injection and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of Levofloxacin Injection

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Levofloxacin Injection for a condition for which it is not prescribed. Do not give Levofloxacin Injection to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Levofloxacin Injection. If you would like more information about Levofloxacin Injection, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about

Levofloxacin Injection that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information, go to www.akorn.com or call 1-800-932-5676.

What are the ingredients in Levofloxacin Injection?

Levofloxacin Injection in Single-dose Vials:

Manufactured by: Akorn, Inc.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Revised 05/2020

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Rx only

Revised: 9/2022