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ABSTRACT: The present study was performed to analyse the pharmacokinetics of levofloxacin during continuous veno-venous haemofiltration (CVVH) with a high-flux polyamide membrane. Twelve patients received 500 mg levofloxacin intravenously. The mean levofloxacin concentration peak was 1.9 +/- 1.0 mg/L. The elimination half-life, haemofiltration clearance and total removal were 8.3 +/- 2.6 h, 27.6 +/- 8.4 mL/min and 56 +/- 19%, respectively. Further multiple-dose studies are required to enable dosage recommendations to be made for patients receiving renal replacement therapy with CVVH.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 03/2001; 47(2):229-31. · 5.34 Impact Factor