Comparison of Side Effects of Levofloxacin versus Other Fluoroquinolones

@article{Carbn2001ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of Side Effects of Levofloxacin versus Other Fluoroquinolones},
  author={Claude Carb{\'o}n},
  journal={Chemotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={47},
  pages={9 - 14}
}
The side-effect profile of levofloxacin was compared with that of other fluoroquinolones based on European and international data from approximately 130 million prescriptions. Levofloxacin was found to be very safe with a low rate of hepatic abnormalities (1/650,000). In contrast, 140 trovafloxacin-treated patients developed hepatic problems, 14 of which were severe, and 8 required transplantation. The main CNS problems associated with fluoroquinolones include dizziness, convulsions, psychosis… Expand
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