Active Ingredients: Ciprofloxacin
These data suggest that the increased potency of levofloxacin and more favourable pharmacokinetics compared with ciprofloxacin provide enhanced pharmacodynamic activity against S.
It can lead to respiratory failure and a requirement for mechanical ventilation.
Once again, the precise minimum AUIC required for bacterial eradication with ciprofloxacin in this model would require examination of pharmacodynamics over a range of AUICs.
The lack of inoculum regrowth during the first dose interval in these experiments, despite 4—7 h of subinhibitory concentrations of ciprofloxacin, suggests that a substantial post-antibiotic sub-MIC effect PA-SME was occurring.
The PA-SME is an extension of the post-antibiotic effect period when sub-inhibitory concentrations of antibiotic remain in the environment, in contrast to when antibiotic is virtually eliminated, 30 and this pharmacodynamic phenomenon has been reported with both levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin against S.
In contrast to ciprofloxacin, PA-SME interactions could not be evaluated for levofloxacin since drug levels either remained above the MIC during the entire 24 h dose interval or fell below the MIC only after viable counts fell below detectable levels.
In summary, levofloxacin was pharmacodynamically superior to ciprofloxacin in this study.
The increased rates of killing and higher rates of bacterial eradication observed with levofloxacin were probably the result of the increased potency of levofloxacin against many pneumococcal strains in combination with its more favourable pharmacokinetic profile.
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Figure 1. Open in new tab Download slide Schematic representation of the two-compartment pharmacokinetic model. Each arrow represents a peristaltic pump within the system.
Peak concentrations of levofloxacin or ciprofloxacin were dosed into the central reservoir and were pumped through the lumen of hollow fibres in the hollow-fibre cartridge HFC. Pores mol.
Antibiotic was eliminated from the central reservoir by the addition of drug-free broth from a diluent reservoir and elimination of drug-containing broth into the elimination reservoir.
As antibiotic concentrations in the central reservoir decreased, antibiotic concentrations within the peripheral compartment also decreased as drug diffused into the lumen of the hollow fibres to maintain equilibrium between the two compartments.
Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Levaquin is recommended.