Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin (levaquin), a member of the quinolone group of antibiotics, is indicated for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections affecting the lungs, skin and urinary tract. Levaquin works by killing bacteria or severely limiting their growth, which allows the body to properly fight an infection. The medication will not, however, work on virus infections. Levofloxacin is used treat infections such as pneumonia; chronic bronchitis; and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, and skin infections. Levofloxacin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by eliminating bacteria that cause infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Chemical Name:
(-)-(S)-9-Fluoro-2,3-dihydro-3-methyl-10-(4-methyl-1-piperazin-yl)-7-oxo-7H-pyrido(1,2,3-de)-1,4-benzoxazine-6-carboxylic acid
CAS: 100986-85-4
Chemical Formular: C18H20FN3O4
Chemical Weight: 361.3721
Chemical Structure:

Specifications:
Indentification: Musculine reaction
Characteristics: Light yellowish crystalline powder, odorless, taste bitter
Clarity & color: conform
Specific rotation [a]D20: -95°- -103°
R-Oflx: 1.0% max.
Relating substance: 0.5% max.
Loss on drying: 3.0% max.
Residue on ignition: 0.2% max.
Heavy metal: 20 ppm max.
Content: 98.5% min.