Which medications are used in first-line inpatient pyelonephritis empiric therapy?

Updated: Nov 04, 2020
  • Author: Mony Fraer, MD, MHCDS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Thomas E Herchline, MD  more...
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First-line therapy is with one of the following fluoroquinolones:

  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 400 mg IV q12h
  • Levofloxacin (Levaquin) 750 mg IV q24h

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