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Previously, a class of antibiotics known as the fluoroquinolones (examples are ciprofloxacin [Cipro, Cipro XR], ofloxacin [Floxin], and levofloxacin [Levaquin]) was widely used in the treatment of gonorrheal infection. Because of increasing resistance of many tested samples of N. gonorrhoeae to the fluoroquinolone drugs, the CDC now recommends that only one class of antibiotics, the cephalosporins, be used to treat gonorrheal infections.
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