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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Fluoroquinolone (gyrase inhibitor)

Chemical Name

3-Quinolinecarboxylic acid, 6-fluoro-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,4-dihydro-7-(4-metyl-1-piperazinyl)-4-oxo-

Foreign Names

  • Difloxacinum (Latin)
  • Difloxacin (German)
  • Difloxacine (French)
  • Difloxacino (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Difloxy (veterinary use)
    Scan Vet, Poland
  • Dicural (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, United States; Fort Dodge, Netherlands; Fort Dodge Animal Health, Poland; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer Animal Health, United Kingdom; Pfizer Animal Health, Netherlands; Zoetis, Switzerland; Zoetis, Germany; Zoetis, Italy

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BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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