trovafloxacin mesylate, Trovan

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GENERIC NAME: trovafloxacin mesylate

BRAND NAME: Trovan (Discontinued)

Pfizer withdrew Trovan from Markets worldwide in 2001 because of the risk of fatal liver failure.

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Many common infections in humans are caused by single cell organisms, called bacteria. Bacteria can grow and multiply, infecting different parts of the body. Medicines that control and eradicate these bacteria are called antibiotics. Trovafloxacin is an antibiotic that stops multiplication of bacteria by preventing the reproduction and repair of their genetic material (DNA). It is among a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, a class that includes ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ofloxacin (Floxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), and lomefloxacin (Maxaquin). Trovafloxacin was approved by the FDA in 1997.

Pfizer withdrew Trovan from Markets worldwide in 2001 because of the risk of fatal liver failure.

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 100mg (round; blue), 200mg (oval; blue)

STORAGE: Trovafloxacin should be stored below 86 F.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Trovafloxacin is used to treat infections of the sinuses, skin, lungs, and airways caused by susceptible bacteria. Trovafloxacin also is frequently used to treat infections of the urine and prostate, including those infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics. Trovafloxacin also can be used to treat various obstetric infections.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/22/2013



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