Table 1.

In vitro activities of four quinolones, alone and combined with reserpine, against the three groups of S. aureus strains studied

GroupNo. of strainsMIC range (μg/ml) of quinolone alone/quinolone plus reserpine (20 μg/ml)
CiprofloxacinOfloxacinSparfloxacinTrovafloxacin
A1400.1–0.2/0.1–0.20.1–0.2/0.1–0.20.01–0.03/0.01–0.03≤0.008/≤0.008
A231–2/0.1–0.21–2/0.1–0.20.06/0.01–0.030.03/≤0.008
B41–2/1–21–2/1–20.1/0.10.03/0.03