Effexin - Effexin is an antimicrobial agents of broad-spectrum action type from fluoroquinolone group. Bactericidal action of Effexin is due to blockage of the enzyme DNA gyrase in bacterial cells. This medication is highly active against most of gram-negative bacteria: Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Proteus spp., Morganella morganii, Klebsiella spp. (including Klebsiella pneumoniae), Enterobacter spp., Serratia spp., Citrobacter spp., Yersinia spp., Providencia spp., Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis, Mycoplasma spp., Legionella pneumophila, Acinetobacter spp., and Chlamydia spp.
Effexin is active against some gram-positive bacteria (including Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., especially beta-hemolytic streptococci).
Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Pseudomonas spp. are moderately susceptible to ofloxacin.
Anaerobic bacteria (except Bacteroides ureolyticus) are insensitive to ofloxacin.
This drug is resistant to beta-lactamases.
Effexin is a quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Effexin is bactericidal and its mode of action depends on blocking of bacterial DNA replication by binding itself to an enzyme called DNA gyrase, which allows the untwisting required to replicate one DNA double helix into two. Notably the drug has 100 times higher affinity for bacterial DNA gyrase than for mammalian. Effexin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Indication: For the treatment of infections (respiratory tract, kidney, skin, soft tissue, UTI), urethral and cervical gonorrhoea.
Effexin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain bacterial infections of the lungs, skin, bones, joints, genitals, bladder and the digestive system. Effexin belongs to a group of antibiotics called the quinolones.