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A fluoroquinolone antibiotic often used as prophylaxis during anticipated neutropenic nadirs. No known antineoplastic properties.
Also known as
- Brand name: Levaquin
- Bucaneve G, Micozzi A, Menichetti F, Martino P, Dionisi MS, Martinelli G, Allione B, D'Antonio D, Buelli M, Nosari AM, Cilloni D, Zuffa E, Cantaffa R, Specchia G, Amadori S, Fabbiano F, Deliliers GL, Lauria F, Foà R, Del Favero A; Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell'Adulto (GIMEMA) Infection Program. Levofloxacin to prevent bacterial infection in patients with cancer and neutropenia. N Engl J Med. 2005 Sep 8;353(10):977-87. link to original article PubMed