Ozenoxacin: A Novel Drug Discovery for the Treatment of Impetigo

Author(s): Jagdish K. Sahu*, Arun K. Mishra

Journal Name: Current Drug Discovery Technologies

Volume 16 , Issue 3 , 2019

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Objective: Ozenoxacin is one of the potent quinolone antibiotics, recently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) with reported pharmacology to treat the impetigo. The demand for better acting topical formulation is increasing day by day. The present review is an attempt to summarize the facts behind the chemistry and biological applications of Ozenoxacin.

Mechanism of Action: This novel drug being a quinolone antibiotic compound, acts by inhibiting DNA gyrase A and topoisomerase IV and affects supercoiling, supercoil relaxation, chromosomal condensation, chromosomal decatenation and many others.

Pharmacology: Ozenoxacin has demonstrated to have a bactericidal activity against organisms, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus pyogenes. Ozenoxacin is non-fluorinated quinolone and being developed for the other dermatological bacterial infections as well. No sign of genotoxicity was observed when tested experimentally.

Conclusion: The present review also covers the complete picture of pharmacokinetics, clinical trials, toxicity and future scope and possible avenues in this arena.

Keywords: Impetigo, Ozenoxacin, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus pyogenes, quinolone antibiotic, drug discovery.

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Year: 2019
Published on: 14 October, 2019
Page: [259 - 264]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1570163815666180502165014
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