Don't Confuse the New Quinolone Baxdela for Other "Floxacin" Antibiotics

Baxdela (baks-DEH-lah, delafloxacin) will be the latest "quinolone" antibiotic.

It'll be saved as a last resort for certain skin infections...such as those caused by methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA).

Expect most patients on Baxdela to get 450 mg by mouth...or 300 mg IV...every 12 hours for 5 to 14 days. Therapy length will depend on the severity and type of skin infection being treated.

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