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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(+/-)-9-fluoro-2, 3-dihydro-3-methyl-10-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)- 7-oxo-7H-pyrido [1,2,3-de]-1, 4-benzoxazine-6-carboxylic acid
CAS number 82419-36-1
ATC code J01MA01 J01MA02, J01MA12, S01AX11, S01AX13, S01AX19, S03AA07
PubChem 4583
DrugBank APRD00502
Chemical data
Formula C18H20FN3O4 
Mol. mass 361.368 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Protein binding 32%
Metabolism  ?
Half life 9 hours
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


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Ofloxacin (sold under the brand name Floxin® in the United States, Tarivid® in Europe and some other countries) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Ofloxacin is the racemic mixture of the chiral compound. The biologically active enantiomer is sold separately under the name of levofloxacin. It is used as a treatment for gonorrhoea and is an alternative treatment to ciprofloxacin for anthrax.

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