Description and Brand Names

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Descriptions


Alatrofloxacin and trovafloxacin are used to treat very serious bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. They work by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, these medicines will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

Liver failure has been reported rarely with the use of alatrofloxacin and trovafloxacin. Because of the risk of liver problems, these medicines are used only to treat serious bacterial infections, such as those that are life-threatening or when there is a risk of losing a limb. Because of this, treatment usually is started in the hospital or in another inpatient health care facility.

These medicines were available only with your doctor's prescription.

The marketing and distribution of trovafloxacin (and alatrofloxacin) have been discontinued.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet