Quinolone antibiotic

A quinolone antibiotic is a member of a large group of broad-spectrum bacteriocidals that share a bicyclic core structure related to the substance 4-quinolone.[1] They are used in human and veterinary medicine to treat bacterial infections, as well as in animal husbandry, specifically poultry production.[2]

Quinolone
Drug class
The second generation fluoroquinolone, ciprofloxacin. The two ringed nitrogen containing system with a ketone is called a quinolone.
Class identifiers
UseBacterial infection
ATC codeJ01M
Clinical data
Drugs.comDrug Classes
External links
MeSHD015363
In Wikidata

Nearly all quinolone antibiotics in use are fluoroquinolones, which contain a fluorine atom in their chemical structure and are effective against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. One example is ciprofloxacin, one of the most widely used antibiotics worldwide.[3][4]


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