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is levaquin (levofloxacin) strong antibiotics?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Strong antibiotic: Not at all sure what a "strong antibiotic" means. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is one of a class of antibiotics called the fluoroquinolones. They are active against many different organisms when they are sensitive, and have the potential to cure infections under given circumstances. They should not be used unnecessarily.
Answered on Oct 5, 2015
Dr. Chris Hawley
23 years experience Family Medicine
Levaquin (levofloxacin): Levaquin (levofloxacin) kills many different types of bacteria, so yes, i'd classify it as a strong antibiotic.
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