Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 40–41 | Cite as

Place of quinolones in the therapeutic armoury

  • B. Van Klingeren
Quinolones in Perspective


On the basis of antimicrobial activity, resistance development, pharmacokinetics, side effects and pre-clinical results, the applicability of the quinolones ciprofloxacin, enoxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin and pefloxacin is assessed. These quinolones seem especially useful in infections in hospitalized patients, in gonococcal infections and in urinary tract infections. Also salmonellosis and shigellosis might be indications for quinolones.

Key words

Drug evaluation, preclinical Drug resistance Pharmacokinetics Quinolones Side effects 


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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Van Klingeren
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for ChemotherapyNational Institute of Public Health and Environmental HygieneBA BilthovenThe Netherlands

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