Levofloxacin 1.5% earns FDA approval

April 1, 2004

Minneapolis, MN-The new fluoroquinolone, levofloxacin 1.5% ophthalmic solution (IQUIX, Santen), has received FDA approval to be marketed for the treatment of bacterial corneal ulcer. The approval brings with it a milestone as the first current-generation fluoroquinolone with an indication for use in the management of that sight-threatening condition, explained Richard L. Lindstrom, MD.