Antibiotic Drugs

Levofloxacin (Levaquin): Compare to Other Antibiotics

Levofloxacin (Levaquin) is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated skin infections caused by S. aureus and S. pyogenes. Two large clinical trials in Japan demonstrated levofloxacin’s effects against various skin pathogens, the majority of which were methicillin-sensitive S. aureus or coagulase-negative staphylococci.

Cubicin (Daptomycin): drug for skin infections

Daptomycin (Cubicin) is a cyclic lipopeptide natural product and thus represents a new structural class of antibacterial drugs with a mechanism of action that is different from those of other available antibiotics. It produces its antimicrobial effects by binding to bacterial membranes and causing a rapid depolarization of membrane potential.