gemifloxacin [Antibiotic]

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DefinitionGemifloxacin is a broad-spectrum, fourth generation, oral fluoroquinolone antibiotic used in the treatment of various bacterial infections, primarily in the lungs. It has been discontinued for therapeutic use in the US over concerns of tendon and peripheral neuron toxicity, although it is still available for experimental application and elsewhere for therapeutic use. It is usually administered as a mesylate salt, gemifloxacin mesylate.
Drug Classfluoroquinolone antibiotic
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Le TP, et al. 2001. Drugs Today (Barc) 37(6):401-410 Gemifloxacin. (PMID 12764426)