Levofloxacin-Induced Delirium: Is It a Dangerous Drug in Patients with Renal Dysfunction?

Kocyigit I. , Dortdudak S. , Sipahioglu M., ÜNAL A. , Yucel H. E. , TOKGÖZ B. , ...Daha Fazla

RENAL FAILURE, cilt.34, ss.634-636, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/0886022x.2012.660855
  • Dergi Adı: RENAL FAILURE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.634-636


The central nervous system (CNS) toxicity of fluoroquinolones is well known but usually occurs benign. In the literature, there are a few number of severe CNS toxicity cases related to fluoroquinolones. Levofloxacin is a third-generation fluorinated quinolone antibiotic, is the active levo stereoisomer of ofloxacin, and has one of the most favorable adverse reaction profiles. We describe a case of delirium associated with levofloxacin in a 55-year-old man who was hospitalized in our medical clinic for pneumonia.