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Systematic (IUPAC) name
3-carboxylic acid
CAS number 157182-32-6
157605-25-9 (mesylate)
ATC code  ?
PubChem 5489474
Chemical data
Formula C26H25F3N6O5 
Mol. mass 558.509 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability N/A
Protein binding 76% (trovafloxacin)
Metabolism Quickly hydrolyzed to trovafloxacin
Half life 9 to 12 hours (trovafloxacin)
Excretion Fecal and renal (trovafloxacin)
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status


Routes Intravenous

Alatrofloxacin (Trovan IV) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic developed by Pfizer, delivered as a mesylate salt.[1] It is the parental prodrug of trovafloxacin (Trovan) meant for intravenous administration. Trovafloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic introduced in 1998 which encountered criticism for its Nigerian trials and adverse clinical reactions.[2][3]

Trovafloxacin and alatrofloxacin were both withdrawn from the U.S. market in 2001.


  1. ^ PubChem CID 5489474.
  2. ^ Hall IH, Schwab UE, Ward ES, Ives TJ (2003). "Effects of alatrofloxacin, the parental prodrug of trovafloxacin, on phagocytic, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulation events of human THP-1 monocytes". Biomed. Pharmacother. 57 (8): 359–65. PMID 14568230.
  3. ^ Lenzer J (2006). "Secret report surfaces showing that Pfizer was at fault in Nigerian drug tests". BMJ 332 (7552): 1233. doi:10.1136/bmj.332.7552.1233-a. PMID 16735322.
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