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Quinolones

What are Quinolones

Quinolones are synthetic (man-made), bactericidal antibiotics that are broad-spectrum (have activity against a wide range of gram positive and gram negative bacteria). They inhibit the enzyme topoisomerase II, a DNA gyrase that is necessary for the replication of bacteria.

The FDA has advised that quinolones should only be used to treat conditions such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections when other, less toxic antibiotics are not appropriate. Quinolones have been associated with severe and potentially permanent side effects that may involve the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system. Quinolones are not recommended to be used in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.

Quinolones may also be called fluoroquinolones.

List of Quinolones:

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Maxaquin (More...)
generic name: lomefloxacin
0 reviews
   
10
Floxin (Pro, More...)
generic name: ofloxacin
1 review
   
9.2
Noroxin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norfloxacin
2 reviews
   
8.5
Tequin (More...)
generic name: gatifloxacin
0 reviews
   
8.0
Cipro I.V. (More...)
generic name: ciprofloxacin
0 reviews
   
7.0
Avelox (Pro, More...)
generic name: moxifloxacin
149 reviews
   
6.9
Cipro (Pro, More...)
generic name: ciprofloxacin
224 reviews
   
6.0
Levaquin (Pro, More...)
generic name: levofloxacin
318 reviews
   
5.5
Proquin XR (Pro, More...)
generic name: ciprofloxacin
1 review
   
5.0
Factive (Pro, More...)
generic name: gemifloxacin
8 reviews
   
4.1
Avelox I.V. (Pro, More...)
generic name: moxifloxacin
0 reviewsAdd rating
Baxdela (Pro, More...)
generic name: delafloxacin
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Cinobac (More...)
generic name: cinoxacin
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Cipro XR (Pro, More...)
generic name: ciprofloxacin
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NegGram (More...)
generic name: nalidixic acid
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Trovan (More...)
generic name: trovafloxacin
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Zagam (More...)
generic name: sparfloxacin
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