Ofloxacin is an active component used in medications to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to a class of drugs known as fluoroquinolone antibacterial antibiotics. This active component binds to and inhibits bacterial topoisomerase II and topoisomerase IV, enzymes involved in DNA replication. It leads to cell death in sensitive bacterial species. It is a fluoroquinolone used for mild-to-moderate bacterial infections. It is also used as an eye and ear drops. This active component is an oxazinoquinolone carrying carboxy, fluoro, methyl and 4-methylpiperazino substituents. This is an antibacterial agent that inhibits the supercoiling activity of bacterial DNA gyrase. It plays the role of a DNA synthesis inhibitor, an anti-infective agent and an antibacterial drug.
Class of Drugs – Fluoroquinolone antibacterial antibiotic
Molecular Formula – C18H20FN3O4
Molecular Weight – 361.4 g/mol
Working: This active component works by restricting the growth of bacteria. Ofloxacin antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It is not recommended for viral infections such as common cold, flu. Consult the doctor before consuming this medication.
Uses: This mentioned medicine is an antibiotic that fights infectious bacteria in the body. Ofloxacin is approved for the treatment of bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, prostate, or urinary tract or bladder and kidneys. It is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease and Chlamydia and/or gonorrhea. This medication can cause serious or disabling side effects that may not be reversible.
Popular Brands and Dosages: It is used as the main active component in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Floxin: 200 mg and 400 mg
Consume this medication at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after consuming other products that may bind to it, reducing its effectiveness.