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- n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic that inhibits the uncoiling of supercoiled DNA in various bacteria by blocking the activity of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV.
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In fact, the following fluoroquinolones are either under use restriction, or have been removed from the market: (1) temafloxacin due to red blood cell damage, kidney failure and hypoglycemia; (2) grepafloxacin because of heart problems; and (3) trovafloxacin due to liver damage.
Trovan, the brand name given by Pfizer to trovafloxacin, is from the quinolone family of antibiotics.
Maisikeli, 63, who campaigns for families involved in Pfizer's trovafloxacin trial, lost two daughters, Fatahiyya, then 17, and Surayya, who was six.
The families allege that Pfizer conducted the study of its experimental drug trovafloxacin (Trovan) without obtaining informed consent
He subsequently joined Pfizer, Inc., as a clinical researcher, becoming extensively involved in the clinical development of the antibiotics azithromycin (Zithromax®) and trovafloxacin (Trovan®) and the use of these medicines in treatments for typhoid fever and sexually transmitted diseases.