Class: Antibacterials: Floroquinolones (Anti-infectives)
Mechanism of Action:
Molecular Formulae: C18H20FN3O4 = 361.4
Precautions: Hypersensitivity to quinolones. epilepsy. pregnancy and lactation. children below 18 years.
Indications/Uses: Bacterial infections by susceptible organisms; urinary tract infections 200mg od, pneumonia and septicaemia 200mg bd, 400mg stat for uncomplicated goncoccal ure
Interactions: Antacids retard absorption.
Side Effects: Gastro-intestinal upset. allergic reactions. muscular and joint pains. visual disturbances.