Norfloxacin for peak identification

European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

Norfloxacin, 1-Ethyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl)-3-quinolinecarboxylic acid, 1-Ethyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-piperazino-3-quinolinecarboxylic acid
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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Norfloxacin blocks DNA replication by interfering with an ATP-induced structural transition of DNA complexed with DNA gyrase (topoisomerase).
Mode of action: inhibits bacterial DNA replication
Antimicrobial spectrum: Gram-negative bacteria; less effective against Gram-positive bacteria


Unit quantity: 10 mg. Subject to change. The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference substance catalogue.


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Sales restrictions may apply.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Bacterial resistance to norfloxacin and other newer quinolones: pattern and prospects.
D R Nalin
European journal of cancer & clinical oncology, 24 Suppl 1, S55-S61 (1988-01-01)
E J Goldstein
The American journal of medicine, 82(6B), 3-17 (1987-06-26)
Norfloxacin is an orally absorbed fluoroquinolone antibacterial with a fluorine at position 6 and a piperazine ring at position 7. These changes have resulted in a marked enhancement (compared with that of the older quinolones) of in vitro antibacterial activity....
L Miano et al.
European urology, 17 Suppl 1, 13-18 (1990-01-01)
A review of worldwide clinical trials with norfloxacin in the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs), as well as our personal experience with 215 assessable patients, is presented. Almost all patients received 400 mg b.i.d. for 3-15 days. Bacteriological...
J S Wolfson et al.
Annals of internal medicine, 108(2), 238-251 (1988-02-01)
Norfloxacin is an oral fluoroquinolone antimicrobial agent recently released for the treatment of uncomplicated and complicated urinary tract infections. The drug antagonizes DNA gyrase, an enzyme essential for bacterial DNA replication. Norfloxacin is more potent and broader in spectrum than...
Jessica M A Blair et al.
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 70(2), 424-431 (2014-10-08)
Enterobacteriaceae have multiple efflux pumps that confer intrinsic resistance to antibiotics. AcrB mediates clinically relevant multidrug resistance and is required for virulence and biofilm formation, making it an attractive target for the design of inhibitors. The aim of this study...

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