List of common Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

It is important to have a list of the most common drugs in this category of Fluoroquinilone antibiotics.  If your doctor prescribes one of these drugs… START ASKING QUESTIONS!  Tell your doctor to refer to the FDA updated warnings as of July 26, 2016.

Oral Antibiotics that are commonly prescribed.

  • Avelox (moxifloxacin)
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin)
  • Factive (gemifloxacin)
  • Levaquin (levafloxacin)
  • Noroxin (norfloxacin)

Eye Drops There are fluoroquinolones in eye drops! You might have an infection or they might be prescribed after eye surgery.  There are other antibiotics that are safer.

  • Besivance (besifloxacin)
  • Cetraxal, Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin)
  • Iquix, Quixin (levofloxacin)
  • Ocuflox (ofloxacin)
  • Vigamox (moxifloxacin)
  • Zymar (gatifloxacin)
  • Moxeza (moxifloxacin)

Ear Drops  These also contain fluoroquinolones.  Ask for another medication.

  • Cetraxal, Ciprodex (ciprofloxacin)
  • Floxin (ofloxacin)
  • Xtoro (finafloxacin)

Inhaled Fluoroquinolones  Could be prescribed for lung/ bronchial issues.

  • Quinsair (levofloxacin)


Pending FDA Approval Another fluoroquinilone is being considered.

  • Baxdela (delafloxacin)


Refer your provider to FDA updated warnings as of 7.26.16.  The warnings are located on this website!

Athletes should refer their provider to Mayo Clinic Recommendations for athletes.  The Mao Clinic has the following recommendations.

1.  Athletes should avoid all use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics unless no alternative is available.

2.  Oral or injectable corticosteroids should not be administered concomitantly with fluoroquinolones.

Here is this information in a PDF so you can print it out.

List of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics in a table  Just click here to download