What is Avelox used for?

Avelox works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Avelox is used in patients aged 18 years and above for treating the following bacterial infections when caused by bacteria against which moxifloxacin is active.

How do you administer Avelox IV?

Avelox IV is given as a slow injection into a vein over a period of 60 minutes (‘drip’). Avelox IV must only be given by a doctor or a nurse.

What are the contraindications of moxifloxacin?

Who should not take MOXIFLOXACIN HCL?

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria.
  • diabetes.
  • low blood sugar.
  • low amount of potassium in the blood.
  • a low seizure threshold.
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain.

What infections does Avelox treat?

Avelox is used to treat different types of bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, lungs, or stomach. It is used to treat community acquired pneumonia, plague, bacterial sinusitis, and chronic bronchitis with bacterial infection.

What is Moxifloxacin IV used for?

Moxifloxacin injection is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It is also used to treat and prevent plague (including pneumonic and septicemic plague). Moxifloxacin belongs to the class of medicines known as quinolone antibiotics.

Is Avelox and Cipro the same?

Fluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics approved to treat or prevent certain bacterial infections. The fluoroquinolone antibiotics include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), and ofloxacin (Floxin).

Is Avelox good for pneumonia?

AVELOX is indicated in adult patients for the treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia caused by susceptible isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae (including multi-drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae [MDRSP]), Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella …