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Generic Name
Levofloxacin
Trade Name
Tavanic 250mg
Manufacturer
Aventis Pharma
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • anti-infective, fluoroquinolone, optical isomer of ofloxacin.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals but at high doses it causes decreased fetal weight and increased fetal loss.
  • Data not available in human pregnancy, but because other members of the fluoroquinolone family are possible causes of malformations, especially of cartilage formation, the drug is contraindicated in pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Not recommended because of potential arthropathy in nursing infants.
  • Phototoxicity with exposure to excessive sunlight.
  • Carcinogenic with exposure to uv light in animals, causing well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of skin.
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