Title: Gatifloxacin
CAS Registry Number: 112811-59-3
CAS Name: 1-Cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-8-methoxy-7-(3-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-4-oxo-3-quinolinecarboxylic acid
Trademarks: Tequin (BMS); Zymar (Allergan)
Molecular Formula: C19H22FN3O4
Molecular Weight: 375.39
Percent Composition: C 60.79%, H 5.91%, F 5.06%, N 11.19%, O 17.05%
Literature References: Fluorinated quinolone antibacterial. Prepn: K. Masuzawa et al., EP 230295; eidem, US 4980470 (1987, 1990 both to Kyorin); J. P. Sanchez et al., J. Med. Chem. 38, 4478 (1995); of the sesquihydrate: T. Matsumoto et al., US 5880283 (1999 to Kyorin). In vitro antibacterial activity: A. Bauernfeind, J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 40, 639 (1997); H. Fukuda et al., Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 42, 1917 (1998). Clinical pharmacokinetics: M. Nakashima et al., ibid. 39, 2635 (1995). Clinical study in urinary tract infection: H. Nito, 10th Mediterranean Congr. Chemother. 1996, 327; in respiratory tract infection: S. Sethi, Expert Opin. Pharmacother. 4, 1847 (2003).
Properties: Pale yellow prisms from methanol as hemihydrate, mp 162°.
Melting point: mp 162°
Derivative Type: Sesquihydrate
CAS Registry Number: 180200-66-2
Manufacturers' Codes: AM-1155
Molecular Formula: C19H22FN3O4.1½H2O
Molecular Weight: 384.40
Percent Composition: C 59.37%, H 6.03%, F 4.94%, N 10.93%, O 18.73%
Therap-Cat: Antibacterial.
Keywords: Antibacterial (Synthetic); Quinolones and Analogs.
Gaultherin GDNF Gefarnate Geissoschizoline Geissospermine

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Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro- 8-methoxy-7-(3-methylpiperazin-1-yl)- 4-oxo-quinoline-3-carboxylic acid
Clinical data
Trade names Zymar
AHFS/ monograph
MedlinePlus a605012
Legal status Rx only
Routes Oral (discontinued),
Intravenous (discontinued)
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 20%
Half-life 7 to 14 hours
CAS number 112811-59-3 YesY
ATC code J01MA16 S01AE06
PubChem CID 5379
DrugBank DB01044
ChemSpider 5186 YesY
UNII 81485Y3A9A YesY
KEGG D08011 YesY
NIAID ChemDB 044913
Chemical data
Formula C19H22FN3O4 
Mol. mass 375.394 g/mol
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Gatifloxacin sold under the brand names Gatiflo, Tequin and Zymar, is an antibiotic of the fourth-generation fluoroquinolone family,[1] 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 it in eye-drop formulation under the names Zymar and Zymaxid. In many countries, gatifloxacin is also available as tablets and in various aqueous solutions for intravenous therapy.