Gemifloxacin mesylate is the mesylate salt of gemifloxacin, which is a naphthyridine and fluoroquinolone derivative, antibacterial agent. It is a quinolone with a broad-spectrum activity used in the treatment of acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and mild-to-moderate pneumonia. It is available in oral formulations, commonly sold under the trade name Factive.
|Name of Product||Gemifloxacin mesylate|
|IUPAC Name||7-[(4Z)-3-(aminomethyl)-4-methoxyiminopyrrolidin-1-yl]-1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-4-oxo-1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxylic acid;methanesulfonic acid|
|Synonyms||Factive; Gemifloxacin mesilate; Gemifloxacin methanesulfonate; mesilato de gemifloxacina; Gemifloxacina mesilato; Mésylate de gémifloxacine|
|Molar Mass||485.5 g/mol|
|2||Appearance (Colour)||White to light brown|
|3||Solubility (in water)||10 mg/mL, clear|
|4||Storage temp.||Room temperature|
The most common side effects include:
The major serious side effects include:
Q. Is gemifloxacin available in the US?
Due to manufacturing and regulatory concerns, Factive (gemifloxacin) has not been available in the United States in recent years.
Q. Is gemifloxacin a penicillin?
Gemifloxacin belongs to the class of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It works by eliminating pathogenic microorganisms.
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