Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Avarofloxacin; JNJ-32729463; JNJ-32729463-AAA; JNJ-Q2

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Janssen
  • Developer Furiex Pharmaceuticals; Janssen
  • Class Antibacterials; Carboxylic acids; Fluorocarbons; Fluoroquinolones; Piperidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action DNA gyrase inhibitors; DNA topoisomerase IV inhibitors; Type II DNA topoisomerase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Community-acquired pneumonia; Skin and soft tissue infections

Most Recent Events

  • 07 May 2014 Avarofloxacin is available for licensing as of 07 May 2014.
  • 25 Feb 2013 Avarofloxacin receives Fast Track designation for Skin and soft tissue infections and Community-acquired pneumonia in USA
  • 25 Feb 2013 Avarofloxacin receives Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation from the US FDA for Skin and soft tissue infections and Community-acquired pneumonia
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