Class: Antibacterials: Floroquinolones (Anti-infectives)
Mechanism of Action:
Molecular Formulae: C16H18FN3O3 = 319.3
Precautions: Hypersensitivity. care in renal or hepatic impairment. patients susceptible to convulsions. pre-puberty.
Indications/Uses: Urinary tract infections, cystitis 400mg bd. acute gonococcal infection 800mg stat. gi infections 400-800 bd, on empty stomach.
Interactions: Raised plasma theophylline, warfarin and ciclosporin. antacids, iron preparations reduce absorption.
Side Effects: Gastro-intestinal upset. hypersensitivity reactions. colitis. photosensitivity.