NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

An oxazolidinone-type antibiotic, with activity against gram-positive bacteria, including Clostridium difficile. Although the exact mode of action through which cadazolid exerts its effect has yet to be fully elucidated, upon administration, this agent inhibits bacterial protein synthesis and leads to bacterial cell death. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:ACT-179811
Chemical structure:1-Cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-7-(4-((2-fluoro-4-((R)-5-hydroxymethyl-2-oxooxazolidin-3-yl)phenoxy)methyl)-4-hydroxypiperidin-1-yl)-4-oxo-1,4-dihydroquinoline-3-carboxylic Acid