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Levofloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used in pharmacokinetic , antibiotic resistance , and resistance prevention studies. Levofloxacin is active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It inhibits DNA gyrase (type II topoisomerase) and topoisomerase IV, thereby inhibiting cell division.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H334-H317
Harmful if swallowed. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Precautionary Statements: P284-P261-P280g-P342+P311a-P301+P312a-P501a
Wear respiratory protection. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves. If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.