The penetration of ciprofloxacin into bronchial mucosa, lung parenchyma, and pleural tissue after intravenous administration
The penetration of ofloxacin into lung tissue was studied in 10 patients subjected to pulmonary surgery. Samples of blood and lung tissue were obtained 3 to 8 h (mean, 5 h) after oral administration of 200 mg. The mean level in tissue was 2.17 +/- 0.5 micrograms/g, while the mean level in serum was 0.85 +/- 0.23 micrograms/ml. The mean lung tissue/serum concentration ratio was 2.55 +/- 0.30. The achievable levels of ofloxacin in lung tissue are above the MICs for most pulmonary pathogens.