Levin Description



Hetero Labs


Medicell Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Levin-250: Each film coated tablet contains: 256.24 mg of levofloxacin hemihydrate eq. to 250 mg of levofloxacin.
Levin-500: Each film coated tablet contains: 512.47 mg of levofloxacin hemihydrate eq. to 500 mg of levofloxacin.
Levofloxacin is a synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial agent for oral and intravenous administration. Chemically, Levofloxacin, a chiral fluorinated carboxyquinolone, is the pure (-)-(S)-enantiomer of the racemic drug substance levofloxacin. The chemical name is (-)-(S)-9-fluoro-2,3-dihydro-3-methyl-10-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-7-oxo-7H-pyrido[1,2,3-de]-1,4-benzoxazine-6-carboxylic acid hemihydrate.
The empirical formula is C18H20FN3O4 • ½ H2O and the molecular weight is 370.38. Levofloxacin is a light yellowish-white to yellow-white crystal or crystalline powder. The molecule exists as a zwitterion at the pH conditions in the small intestine.
The data demonstrate that from pH 0.6 to 5.8, the solubility of levofloxacin is essentially constant (approximately 100 mg/mL). Levofloxacin is considered soluble to freely soluble in this pH range, as defined by USP nomenclature. Above pH 5.8, the solubility increases rapidly to its maximum at pH 6.7 (272 mg/mL) and is considered freely soluble in this range. Above pH 6.7, the solubility decreases and reaches a minimum value (about 50 mg/mL) at a pH of approximately 6.9. Levofloxacin has the potential to form stable coordination compounds with many metal ions. This in vitro chelation potential has the following formation order: Al+3 > Cu+2 > Zn+2 > Mg+2 > Ca+2.
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Cellulose Microcrystalline, Croscarmellose sodium, Povidone k-30, Magnesium stearate and Opadry pink 13B84505.
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