Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Quinolone are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antibiotic, Quinolone

Moxifloxacin (Avelox)

Moxifloxacin inhibits the A subunits of DNA gyrase, resulting in inhibition of bacterial DNA replication and transcription. It is used in combination with other antibiotics. Ensure the organism is susceptible.

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

Ciprofloxacin inhibits bacterial DNA synthesis by binding to gyrase.

Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (Ciloxan)

Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic is used with or without systemic antibiotics (either oral or parenteral). It inhibits bacterial growth by inhibiting DNA gyrase. It is indicated for superficial ocular infections of the conjunctiva or cornea caused by strains susceptible to ciprofloxacin.


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