Fluoroquinolones

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Fluoroquinolones
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2010-12-10 02:02:32
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Fluoroquinolones inhibit the enzyme DNA gyrase, resulting in inhibition of bacterial DNA synthesis.
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  1. prescribed for the treatment of:
    Urinary tract infections
    Sinusitis
    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
    Bacterial conjunctivitis
    Infectious diarrhea
    Anthrax
    other infectious diseases
  2. ciprofloxacin
    Ciloxan

    Cipro

    Cipro XL
  3. gatifloxacin
    Zymar
  4. levofloxacin
    Levaquin
  5. moxifloxacin
    Avelox

    Vigamox
  6. ofloxacin
    Ocuflox
  7. *NOTE*
    Oral and parenteral fluoroquinolones are contraindicated in pregnant women and children less than 16 to 18 years old because of risk for cartilage malformations.

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