Antimicrobial activity of moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin and six fluoroquinolones against Streptococcus pneumoniae.


The in vitro and pharmacodynamic effects of moxifloxacin and gatifloxacin against Streptococcus pneumoniae were compared with six other fluoroquinolones. Organisms included penicillin-susceptible (54) and penicillin-non-susceptible (145) isolates from 1998-1999. Moxifloxacin and clinafloxacin demonstrated the greatest in vitro activity, with MIC90s of 0.13… (More)