Save the Antibiotic Xenleta as a Last Resort

Xenleta (zen-LEH-tah, lefamulin) will be the first oral and IV med in a new class of "pleuromutilin" antibiotics.

Xenleta is approved for community-acquired pneumonia. It will be touted as an option for resistant infections due to its unique mechanism.

But Xenleta doesn't seem more effective than other antibiotics.

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