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2019 Price of Zymaxid
|$41.75||1 eye dropper (2.5ml) 0.5%|
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Gatifloxacin volume of distribution
Gatifloxacin has a large volume of distribution ( approximately 1.8 L/kg), low protein binding ( approximately 20%), and broad tissue distribution and is primarily excreted unchanged in the urine (>80%).
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What is Gatifloxacin
Gatifloxacin is an antibiotic of the fourth-generation fluoroquinolone family, that like other members of that family, inhibits the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. Bristol-Myers Squibb introduced Gatifloxacin in 1999 under the proprietary name Tequin for the treatment of respiratory tract infections, having licensed the medication from Kyorin Pharmaceutical Company of Japan. Allergan produces an eye-drop formulation called Zymar. Gatifloxacin is available as tablets and in various aqueous solutions for intravenous therapy. (Wikipedia)
Gatifloxacin mechanism of action
The bactericidal action of Gatifloxacin results from inhibition of the enzymes topoisomerase II (DNA gyrase) and topoisomerase IV, which are required for bacterial DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination.
Dosage forms of Gatifloxacin
|Zymar||0.30%||15mL Eye drops||$52.50|
|Zymaxid Ophthalmic Solution||0.5%||2.5mL||$185.00|
|Zymaxid Ophthalmic Solution||0.5%||5mL||$365.00|
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Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria
Indication of Gatifloxacin
For the treatment of bronchitis, sinusitis, community-acquired pneumonia, and skin infections (abscesses, wounds) caused by S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, S. aureus, M. pneumoniae, C. pneumoniae, L. pneumophila, S. pyogenes
Toxicity of Gatifloxacin
In genetic toxicity tests, gatifloxacin was not mutagenic in several strains of bacteria used in the Ames test; however, it was mutagenic to Salmonella strain TA102. Gatifloxacin was negative in four in vivo assays that included oral and intravenous micronucleus tests in mice, an oral cytogenetics test in rats, and an oral DNA repair test in rats. Gatifloxacin was positive in in vitro gene-mutation assays in Chinese hamster V-79 cells and in vitro cytogenetics assays in Chinese hamster CHL/IU cells. These findings were not unexpected; similar findings have been seen with other quinolones and may be due to the inhibitory effects of high concentrations on eukaryotic type II DNA topoisomerase.
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