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Mechanism Of Action
No significant effect of a single intravenous dose of TYGACIL 50 mg or 200 mg on QTc interval was detected in a randomized, placebo-and active-controlled four-arm crossover thorough QTc study of 46 healthy subjects.
The mean pharmacokinetic parameters of tigecycline after single and multiple intravenous doses based on pooled data from clinical pharmacology studies are summarized in Table 3. Intravenous infusions of tigecycline were administered over approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
Table 3: Mean (CV%)
Pharmacokinetic Parameters of Tigecycline
|Single Dose 100 mg
|Multiple Dosea 50 mg every 12h
|Cmax (mcg/mL)b||1.45 (22%)||0.87 (27%)|
|Cmax (mcg/mL)c||0.90 (30%)||0.63 (15%)|
|AUC (mcgh/mL)||5.19 (36%)||- -|
|AUC0-24h (mcg h/mL)||- -||4.70 (36%)|
|Cmin (mcg/mL)||- -||0.13 (59%)|
|t½ (h)||27.1 (53%)||42.4 (83%)|
|CL (L/h)||21.8 (40%)||23.8 (33%)|
|CLr (mL/min)||38.0 (82%)||51.0 (58%)|
|Vss (L)||568 (43%)||639 (48%)|
|a 100 mg initially, followed by 50 mg every 12
b 30-minute infusion
c 60-minute infusion
The in vitro plasma protein binding of tigecycline ranges from approximately 71% to 89% at concentrations observed in clinical studies (0.1 to 1.0 mcg/mL). The steady-state volume of distribution of tigecycline averaged 500 to 700 L (7 to 9 L/kg), indicating tigecycline is extensively distributed beyond the plasma volume and into the tissues.
Following the administration of tigecycline 100 mg followed by 50 mg every 12 hours to 33 healthy volunteers, the tigecycline AUC0-12h (134 mcg·h/mL) in alveolar cells was approximately 78-fold higher than the AUC0-12h in the serum, and the AUC0-12h (2.28 mcg·h/mL) in epithelial lining fluid was approximately 32% higher than the AUC0-12h in serum. The AUC012h (1.61 mcg·h/mL) of tigecycline in skin blister fluid was approximately 26% lower than the AUC0-12h in the serum of 10 healthy subjects.
In a single-dose study, tigecycline 100 mg was administered to subjects prior to undergoing elective surgery or medical procedure for tissue extraction. Concentrations at 4 hours after tigecycline administration were higher in gallbladder (38-fold, n=6), lung (3.7-fold, n=5), and colon (2.3-fold, n=6), and lower in synovial fluid (0.58-fold, n=5), and bone (0.35-fold, n=6) relative to serum. The concentration of tigecycline in these tissues after multiple doses has not been studied.
Tigecycline is not extensively metabolized. In vitro studies with tigecycline using human liver microsomes, liver slices, and hepatocytes led to the formation of only trace amounts of metabolites. In healthy male volunteers receiving 14C-tigecycline, tigecycline was the primary 14C-labeled material recovered in urine and feces, but a glucuronide, an N-acetyl metabolite, and a tigecycline epimer (each at no more than 10% of the administered dose) were also present.
The recovery of total radioactivity in feces and urine following administration of 14C-tigecycline indicates that 59% of the dose is eliminated by biliary/fecal excretion, and 33% is excreted in urine. Approximately 22% of the total dose is excreted as unchanged tigecycline in urine. Overall, the primary route of elimination for tigecycline is biliary excretion of unchanged tigecycline and its metabolites. Glucuronidation and renal excretion of unchanged tigecycline are secondary routes.
In a study comparing 10 patients with mild hepatic impairment (Child Pugh A), 10 patients with moderate hepatic impairment (Child Pugh B), and 5 patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child Pugh C) to 23 age and weight matched healthy control subjects, the single-dose pharmacokinetic disposition of tigecycline was not altered in patients with mild hepatic impairment. However, systemic clearance of tigecycline was reduced by 25% and the half-life of tigecycline was prolonged by 23% in patients with moderate hepatic impairment (Child Pugh B). Systemic clearance of tigecycline was reduced by 55%, and the half-life of tigecycline was prolonged by 43% in patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child Pugh C). Dosage adjustment is necessary in patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child Pugh C) [see Use in Specific Populations and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].
A single dose study compared 6 subjects with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance < 30 mL/min), 4 end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving tigecycline 2 hours before hemodialysis, 4 ESRD patients receiving tigecycline 1 hour after hemodialysis, and 6 healthy control subjects. The pharmacokinetic profile of tigecycline was not significantly altered in any of the renally impaired patient groups, nor was tigecycline removed by hemodialysis. No dosage adjustment of TYGACIL is necessary in patients with renal impairment or in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
No significant differences in pharmacokinetics were observed between healthy elderly subjects (n=15, age 65-75; n=13, age > 75) and younger subjects (n=18) receiving a single 100-mg dose of TYGACIL. Therefore, no dosage adjustment is necessary based on age [see Use in Specific Populations].
A single-dose safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic study of tigecycline in pediatric patients aged 8-16 years who recently recovered from infections was conducted. The doses administered were 0.5, 1, or 2 mg/kg. The study showed that for children aged 12-16 years (n = 16) a dosage of 50 mg twice daily would likely result in exposures comparable to those observed in adults with the approved dosing regimen. Large variability observed in children aged 8 to 11 years of age (n = 8) required additional study to determine the appropriate dosage.
A subsequent tigecycline dose-finding study was conducted in 8-11 year old patients with cIAI, cSSSI, or CABP. The doses of tigecycline studied were 0.75 mg/kg (n = 17), 1 mg/kg (n = 21), and 1.25 mg/kg (n=20). This study showed that for children aged 8-11 years, a 1.2 mg/kg dose would likely result in exposures comparable to those observed in adults resulting with the approved dosing regimen [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].
In a pooled analysis of 38 women and 298 men participating in clinical pharmacology studies, there was no significant difference in the mean (±SD) tigecycline clearance between women (20.7±6.5 L/h) and men (22.8±8.7 L/h). Therefore, no dosage adjustment is necessary based on gender.
In a pooled analysis of 73 Asian subjects, 53 Black subjects, 15 Hispanic subjects, 190 White subjects, and 3 subjects classified as “other” participating in clinical pharmacology studies, there was no significant difference in the mean (±SD) tigecycline clearance among the Asian subjects (28.8±8.8 L/h), Black subjects (23.0±7.8 L/h), Hispanic subjects (24.3±6.5 L/h), White subjects (22.1±8.9 L/h), and “other” subjects (25.0±4.8 L/h). Therefore, no dosage adjustment is necessary based on race.
Drug Interaction Studies
TYGACIL (100 mg followed by 50 mg every 12 hours) and digoxin (0.5 mg followed by 0.25 mg, orally, every 24 hours) were co-administered to healthy subjects in a drug interaction study. Tigecycline slightly decreased the Cmax of digoxin by 13%, but did not affect the AUC or clearance of digoxin. This small change in C max did not affect the steady-state pharmacodynamic effects of digoxin as measured by changes in ECG intervals. In addition, digoxin did not affect the pharmacokinetic profile of tigecycline. Therefore, no dosage adjustment of either drug is necessary when TYGACIL is administered with digoxin.
Concomitant administration of TYGACIL (100 mg followed by 50 mg every 12 hours) and warfarin (25 mg single-dose) to healthy subjects resulted in a decrease in clearance of R-warfarin and S-warfarin by 40% and 23%, an increase in C max by 38% and 43% and an increase in AUC by 68% and 29%, respectively. Tigecycline did not significantly alter the effects of warfarin on INR. In addition, warfarin did not affect the pharmacokinetic profile of tigecycline. However, prothrombin time or other suitable anticoagulation test should be monitored if tigecycline is administered with warfarin.
In vitro studies in human liver microsomes indicate that tigecycline does not inhibit metabolism mediated by any of the following 6 cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoforms: 1A2, 2C8, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, and 3A4. Therefore, TYGACIL is not expected to alter the metabolism of drugs metabolized by these enzymes. In addition, because tigecycline is not extensively metabolized, clearance of tigecycline is not expected to be affected by drugs that inhibit or induce the activity of these CYP450 isoforms.
Mechanism Of Action
Tigecycline inhibits protein translation in bacteria by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit and blocking entry of amino-acyl tRNA molecules into the A site of the ribosome. This prevents incorporation of amino acid residues into elongating peptide chains. In general, tigecycline is considered bacteriostatic; however, TYGACIL has demonstrated bactericidal activity against isolates of S. pneumoniae and L. pneumophila.
To date there has been no cross-resistance observed between tigecycline and other antibacterials. Tigecycline is less affected by the two major tetracycline-resistance mechanisms, ribosomal protection and efflux. Additionally, tigecycline is not affected by resistance mechanisms such as beta-lactamases (including extended spectrum beta-lactamases), target-site modifications, macrolide efflux pumps or enzyme target changes (e.g. gyrase/topoisomerases). However, some ESBL-producing isolates may confer resistance to tigecycline via other resistance mechanisms. Tigecycline resistance in some bacteria (e.g. Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex) is associated with multi-drug resistant (MDR) efflux pumps.
Interaction With Other Antimicrobials
In vitro studies have not demonstrated antagonism between tigecycline and other commonly used antibacterials.
Tigecycline has been shown to be active against most of the following bacteria, both in vitro and in clinical infections [see INDICATIONS AND USAGE].
Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible
Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and -resistant isolates)
Streptococcus anginosus group (includes S. anginosus, S. intermedius, and S. constellatus)
Streptococcus pneumoniae (penicillin-susceptible isolates)
The following in vitro data are available, but their clinical significance is unknown. At least 90 percent of the following bacteria exhibit an in vitro minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) less than or equal to the susceptible breakpoint for tigecycline against isolates of similar genus or organism group. However, the efficacy of tigecycline in treating clinical infections due to these bacteria has not been established in adequate and well-controlled clinical trials.
Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-resistant isolates)
Enterococcus faecium (vancomycin-susceptible and -resistant isolates)
Staphylococcus epidermidis (methicillin-susceptible and -resistant isolates)
Haemophilus influenzae (ampicillin-resistant)
*There have been reports of the development of tigecycline resistance in Acinetobacter infections seen during the course of standard treatment. Such resistance appears to be attributable to an MDR efflux pump mechanism. While monitoring for relapse of infection is important for all infected patients, more frequent monitoring in this case is suggested. If relapse is suspected, blood and other specimens should be obtained and cultured for the presence of bacteria. All bacterial isolates should be identified and tested for susceptibility to tigecycline and other appropriate antimicrobials.
Susceptibility Test Methods
When available, the clinical microbiology laboratory should provide cumulative results of the in vitro susceptibility test results for antimicrobial drugs used in local hospitals and practice areas to the physician as periodic reports that describe the susceptibility profile of nosocomial and community-acquired pathogens. These reports should aid the physician in selecting an antibacterial drug for treatment.
Quantitative methods are used to determine antimicrobial minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs). These MICs provide estimates of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds. The MICs should be determined using a standardized test method (broth, and/or agar, or microdilution).1,3,4 For broth dilution tests for aerobic organisms, MICs must be determined in testing medium that is fresh ( < 12h old). The MIC values should be interpreted according to the criteria provided in Table 4.
Quantitative methods that require measurement of zone diameters also provide reproducible estimates of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds. The zone size should be determined using a standardized test method.2,4 This procedure uses paper disks impregnated with 15 mcg tigecycline to test the susceptibility of bacteria to tigecycline. The disc diffusion breakpoints are noted in Table 4.
Anaerobic susceptibility testing with tigecycline should be done by the agar dilution method3,4 since quality control parameters for broth-dilution are not established.
Table 4: Susceptibility Test Result Interpretive
Criteria for Tigecycline
|Pathogen||Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (mcg/mL)||Disk Diffusion (zone diameters in mm)|
|Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant isolates)||≤ 0.5a||-||-||≥ 19||-||-|
|Streptococcus spp. other than S. pneumoniae||≤ 0.25a||-||-||≥ 19||-||-|
|Streptococcus pneumoniae||≤ 0.06a||-||-||≥ 19||-||-|
|Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates)||≤ 0.25a||-||-||≥ 19||-||-|
|Enterobacteriaceaeb||≤ 2||4||≥ 8||≥ 19||15-18||≤ 14|
|Haemophilus influenzae||≤ 0.25a||-||-||≥ 19||-||-|
|Anaerobesc||≤ 4||8||≥ 16||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|a The current absence of resistant isolates
precludes defining any results other than “Susceptible.” Isolates yielding MIC
results suggestive of “Nonsusceptible” category should be submitted to
reference laboratory for further testing.
b Tigecycline has decreased in vitro activity against Morganella spp., Proteus spp. and Providencia spp.
c Agar dilution
A report of “Susceptible” (S) indicates that the antimicrobial drug is likely to inhibit growth of the pathogen if the antimicrobial drug reaches the concentration usually achievable at the site of infection. A report of “Intermediate” (I) indicates that the result should be considered equivocal, and, if the microorganism is not fully susceptible to alternative, clinically feasible drugs, the test should be repeated. This category implies possible clinical applicability in body sites where the drug is physiologically concentrated or in situations where a high dosage of drug can be used. This category also provides a buffer zone that prevents small uncontrolled technical factors from causing major discrepancies in interpretation. A report of “Resistant” (R) indicates that the antimicrobial drug is not likely to inhibit the growth of the pathogen if the antimicrobial drug reaches the concentration usually achievable; other therapy should be selected.
Standardized susceptibility test procedures require the use of laboratory controls to monitor and ensure the accuracy and precision of supplies and reagents used in the assay, and the techniques of the individuals performing the test. 1,2,3,4 Standard tigecycline powder should provide the following range of MIC values noted in Table 5. For the diffusion technique using the 15 mcg tigecycline disk, the criteria provided in Table 5 should be achieved.
Table 5: Acceptable Quality Control Ranges for
|QC Strain||Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (mcg/mL)||Disk Diffusion (zone diameters in mm)|
|Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923||Not Applicable||20-25|
|Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213||0.03-0.25||Not Applicable|
|Escherichia coli ATCC 25922||0.03-0.25||20-27|
|Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212||0.03-0.12||Not Applicable|
|Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC 49619||0.015-0.12||23-29|
|Haemophilus influenzae ATCC 49247||0.06-0.5||23-31|
|Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC 49226||Not Applicable||30 to 40|
|Bacteroides fragilisa ATCC 25285||0.12-1||Not Applicable|
|Bacteroides thetaiotaomicronaATCC 29741||0.5-2||Not Applicable|
|Eggerthella lentaa ATCC 43055||0.06-0.5||Not Applicable|
|Clostridium difficilea ATCC 70057||0.125-1||Not Applicable|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa.b ATCC 27853||Not Applicable||9 to 13|
|ATCC = American Type Culture Collection
a Agar dilution
bPseudomonas aeruginosa is included for quality control purpose only.
Complicated Skin And Skin Structure Infections
TYGACIL was evaluated in adults for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) in two randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, multinational, multicenter studies (Studies 1 and 2). These studies compared TYGACIL (100 mg intravenous initial dose followed by 50 mg every 12 hours) with vancomycin (1 g intravenous every 12 hours)/aztreonam (2 g intravenous every 12 hours) for 5 to 14 days. Patients with complicated deep soft tissue infections including wound infections and cellulitis ( ≥ 10 cm, requiring surgery/drainage or with complicated underlying disease), major abscesses, infected ulcers, and burns were enrolled in the studies. The primary efficacy endpoint was the clinical response at the test of cure (TOC) visit in the co-primary populations of the clinically evaluable (CE) and clinical modified intent-to-treat (c-mITT) patients. See Table 6. Clinical cure rates at TOC by pathogen in the microbiologically evaluable patients are presented in Table 7.
Table 6: Clinical Cure Rates
from Two Studies in Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections after 5 to
14 Days of Therapy
|CE||165/199 (82.9)||163/198 (82.3)|
|c-mITT||209/277 (75.5)||200/260 (76.9)|
|CE||200/223 (89.7)||201/213 (94.4)|
|c-mITT||220/261 (84.3)||225/259 (86.9)|
|a 100 mg initially, followed by 50 mg every 12
b Vancomycin (1 g every 12 hours)/Aztreonam (2 g every 12 hours)
Table 7: Clinical Cure Rates By Infecting Pathogen in
Microbiologically Evaluable Patients with Complicated Skin and Skin Structure
|V ancomycin/ Aztreonam
|Escherichia coli||29/36 (80.6)||26/30 (86.7)|
|Enterobacter cloacae||10/12 (83.3)||15/15 (100)|
|Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible only)||15/21 (71.4)||19/24 (79.2)|
|Klebsiella pneumoniae||12/14 (85.7)||15/16 (93.8)|
|Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)||124/137 (90.5)||113/120 (94.2)|
|Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)||79/95 (83.2)||46/57 (80.7)|
|Streptococcus agalactiae||8/8 (100)||11/14 (78.6)|
|Streptococcus anginosus grp.b||17/21 (81.0)||9/10 (90.0)|
|Streptococcus pyogenes||31/32 (96.9)||24/27 (88.9)|
|Bacteroides fragilis||7/9 (77.8)||4/5 (80.0)|
|a Two cSSSI pivotal studies and two Resistant
b Includes Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus intermedius, and Streptococcus constellatus
Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections
TYGACIL was evaluated in adults for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) in two randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, multinational, multicenter studies (Studies 1 and 2). These studies compared TYGACIL (100 mg intravenous initial dose followed by 50 mg every 12 hours) with imipenem/cilastatin (500 mg intravenous every 6 hours) for 5 to 14 days. Patients with complicated diagnoses including appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, gastric/duodenal perforation, intra-abdominal abscess, perforation of intestine, and peritonitis were enrolled in the studies. The primary efficacy endpoint was the clinical response at the TOC visit for the co-primary populations of the microbiologically evaluable (ME) and the microbiologic modified intent-to-treat (m-mITT) patients. See Table 8. Clinical cure rates at TOC by pathogen in the microbiologically evaluable patients are presented in Table 9.
Table 8: Clinical Cure Rates
from Two Studies in Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections after 5 to 14 Days
|ME||199/247 (80.6)||210/255 (82.4)|
|m-mITT||227/309 (73.5)||244/312 (78.2)|
|ME||242/265 (91.3)||232/258 (89.9)|
|m-mITT||279/322 (86.6)||270/319 (84.6)|
|a 100 mg initially, followed by 50 mg every 12
b Imipenem/Cilastatin (500 mg every 6 hours)
Table 9: Clinical Cure Rates By Infecting Pathogen in
Microbiologically Evaluable Patients with Complicated Intra-abdominal
|Citrobacter freundii||12/16 (75.0)||3/4 (75.0)|
|Enterobacter cloacae||15/17 (88.2)||16/17 (94.1)|
|Escherichia coli||284/336 (84.5)||297/342 (86.8)|
|Klebsiella oxytoca||19/20 (95.0)||17/19 (89.5)|
|Klebsiella pneumoniae||42/47 (89.4)||46/53 (86.8)|
|Enterococcus faecalis||29/38 (76.3)||35/47 (74.5)|
|Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)||26/28 (92.9)||22/24 (91.7)|
|Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)||16/18 (88.9)||1/3 (33.3)|
|Streptococcus anginosus grp.b||101/119 (84.9)||60/79 (75.9)|
|Bacteroides fragilis||68/88 (77.3)||59/73 (80.8)|
|Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron||36/41 (87.8)||31/36 (86.1)|
|Bacteroides uniformis||12/17 (70.6)||14/16 (87.5)|
|Bacteroides vulgatus||14/16 (87.5)||4/6 (66.7)|
|Clostridium perfringens||18/19 (94.7)||20/22 (90.9)|
|Peptostreptococcus micros||13/17 (76.5)||8/11 (72.7)|
|a Two cIAI pivotal studies and two Resistant
b Includes Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus intermedius, and Streptococcus constellatus
Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
TYGACIL was evaluated in adults for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) in two randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, multinational, multicenter studies (Studies 1 and 2). These studies compared TYGACIL (100 mg intravenous initial dose followed by 50 mg every 12 hours) with levofloxacin (500 mg intravenous every 12 or 24 hours). In Study 1, after at least 3 days of intravenous therapy, a switch to oral levofloxacin (500 mg daily) was permitted for both treatment arms. Total therapy was 7 to 14 days. Patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia who required hospitalization and intravenous therapy were enrolled in the studies. The primary efficacy endpoint was the clinical response at the test of cure (TOC) visit in the co-primary populations of the clinically evaluable (CE) and clinical modified intent-to-treat (c-mITT) patients. See Table 10. Clinical cure rates at TOC by pathogen in the microbiologically evaluable patients are presented in Table 11.
Table 10: Clinical Cure
Rates from Two Studies in Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia after 7 to 14
Days of Total Therapy
|CE||125/138 (90.6)||136/156 (87.2)||(-4.4, 11.2)|
|c-mITT||149/191 (78)||158/203 (77.8)||(-8.5, 8.9)|
|CE||128/144 (88.9)||116/136 (85.3)||(-5.0, 12.2)|
|c-mITT||170/203 (83.7)||163/200 (81.5)||(-5.6, 10.1)|
|a 100 mg initially, followed by 50 mg every 12
b Levofloxacin (500 mg intravenous every 12 or 24 hours)
c 95% confidence interval for the treatment difference
d After at least 3 days of intravenous therapy, a switch to oral levofloxacin (500 mg daily) was permitted for both treatment arms in Study 1.
Table 11: Clinical Cure Rates By Infecting Pathogen in
Microbiologically Evaluable Patients with Community-Acquired Bacterial
|Haemophilus influenzae||14/17 (82.4)||13/16 (81.3)|
|Legionella pneumophila||10/10 (100.0)||6/6 (100.0)|
|Streptococcus pneumoniae (penicillin-susceptible only)b||44/46 (95.7)||39/44 (88.6)|
|a Two CABP studies
b Includes cases of concurrent bacteremia [cure rates of 20/22 (90.9%) versus 13/18 (72.2%) for TYGACIL and levofloxacin respectively]
To further evaluate the treatment effect of tigecycline, a post-hoc analysis was conducted in CABP patients with a higher risk of mortality, for whom the treatment effect of antibiotics is supported by historical evidence. The higher-risk group included CABP patients from the two studies with any of the following factors:
- Age ≥ 50 years
- PSI score ≥ 3
- Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia
The results of this analysis are shown in Table 12. Age ≥ 50 was the most common risk factor in the higher-risk group.
Table 12: Post-hoc Analysis of Clinical Cure Rates in
Patients with Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia Based on Risk of Mortalitya
|Yes||93/103 (90.3)||84/102 (82.4)||(-2.3, 18.2)|
|No||32/35 (91.4)||52/54 (96.3)||(-20.8, 7.1)|
|Yes||111/142 (78.2)||100/134 (74.6)||(-6.9, 14)|
|No||38/49 (77.6)||58/69 (84.1)||(-22.8, 8.7)|
|Yes||95/107 (88.8)||68/85 (80)||(-2.2, 20.3)|
|No||33/37 (89.2)||48/51 (94.1)||(-21.1, 8.6)|
|Yes||112/134 (83.6)||93/120 (77.5)||(-4.2, 16.4)|
|No||58/69 (84.1)||70/80 (87.5)||(-16.2, 8.8)|
|a Patients at higher risk of death include
patients with any one of the following: ≥ 50 year of age; PSI score
≥ 3; or bacteremia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae
b 95% confidence interval for the treatment difference
c After at least 3 days of intravenous therapy, a switch to oral levofloxacin (500 mg daily) was permitted for both treatment arms in Study 1.
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