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What are fluoroquinolones?

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Fluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics approved to treat or prevent certain bacterial infections. The fluoroquinolone antibiotics include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), and ofloxacin (Floxin).

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on March 31, 2019

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on March 31, 2019

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