Class: Antibacterials: Floroquinolones (Anti-infectives)
Mechanism of Action:
Molecular Formulae: C17H18FN3O3 = 331.3
Precautions: Children under 18 yrs. pregnancy and lactation. caution in co-administration with theophylline, convulsions.
Indications/Uses: Urinary, gi, respiratory tract, tissue, gonorrhoea and septicaemia infections due to sensitive organisms including salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, neisseri
Interactions: Theophylline (risk of convulsions). antacids retard absorption. increased risk of ciclosporin nephrotoxicity. anticoagulant effect of warfarin enhanced.
Side Effects: Gastro-intestinal upset. dizziness. headache. rash. blurred vision. flushes. convulsions. confusion. photosensitivity.