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Fluoroquinolones

By

Brian J. Werth

, PharmD, University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Last full review/revision Jul 2020| Content last modified Jul 2020
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Fluoroquinolones include the following:

  • Ciprofloxacin

  • Delafloxacin

  • Gemifloxacin

  • Levofloxacin

  • Moxifloxacin

  • Norfloxacin

  • Ofloxacin

Fluoroquinolones can be taken by mouth, and some can be given intravenously or as eye drops.

Fluoroquinolones work by interfering with DNA inside bacteria, resulting in death of the bacteria.

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Use of Fluoroquinolones During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Drugs Mentioned In This Article

Generic Name Select Brand Names
CILOXAN, CIPRO
ZYMAR
FACTIVE
Delafloxacin
AVELOX
IQUIX, LEVAQUIN, QUIXIN
CLEOCIN
NOROXIN
FLOXIN OTIC
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