Active Ingredient History

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Trovafloxacin is a broad spectrum antibiotic that inhibits DNA supercoiling in various bacteria by blocking the activity of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. It is not used widely due to the risk of hepatotoxicity. It tends to have better gram-positive bacterial coverage and less gram-negative coverage than the previous fluoroquinolones. Mechanism of action of fluoroquinolones including trovafloxacin is different from that of penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, macrolides, and tetracyclines. Therefore fluoroquinolones may be active against pathogens that are resistant to these antibiotics. Trovafloxacin has in vitro activity against a wide range of gram-negative and gram-positive aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. The bactericidal action of trovafloxacin results from inhibition of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. DNA gyrase is an essential enzyme that is involved in the replication, transcription, and repair of bacterial DNA. Topoisomerase IV is an enzyme known to play a key role in the partitioning of the chromosomal DNA during bacterial cell division. Trovafloxacin is used for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in uncomplicated urethral gonorrhea in males and endocervical and rectal gonorrhea in females caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae as well as non gonoccocal urethritis and cervicitis due to Chlamydia trachomatis. Recalled from the market worldwide due to the risk of fatal liver failure.   NCATS

  • SMILES: N[C@@H]1[C@H]2CN(C[C@@H]12)c3nc4N(C=C(C(=O)O)C(=O)c4cc3F)c5ccc(F)cc5F
  • Mol. Mass: 416.36
  • ALogP: 1.89
  • ChEMBL Molecules:
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Combination drugs

( azithromycin (zithromax), trovafloxacin (trovan) )
cp 99219 | cp 99,219 | cp-99219 | cp-99,219 | cp-9921927 | cp-99219-27 | trovafloxacin | trovafloxacin acid | trovafloxacin mesilate | trovafloxacin mesylate | trovafloxacin sulfate | trovan


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