What is Avelox used for?

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.

What is moxifloxacin 400 mg used for?

Moxifloxacin is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, and skin, and abdominal (stomach area) infections. Moxifloxacin is also used to prevent and treat plague (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack.

What bacteria does Avelox treat?

AVELOX is indicated for the treatment of Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, or Moraxella catarrhalis [see Clinical Studies (14.1)].

What are the side effects of Avelox 400 mg?

Common side effects of Avelox include:

  • abdominal discomfort.
  • diarrhea.
  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • mouth sores.
  • headache.
  • dizziness.
  • blurred vision.

Is moxifloxacin a strong antibiotic?

Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Moxifloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, lungs, or stomach. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause serious or disabling side effects that may not be reversible.

Is Avelox safe to take?

Avelox can cause serious side effects, including tendon problems, nerve damage, serious mood or behavior changes, or low blood sugar.

Is moxifloxacin stronger than amoxicillin?

In the MOSAIC study, which compared moxifloxacin with a basket of comparators (amoxicillin, clarithromycin or cefuroxime), moxifloxacin resulted in superior clinical cure rates overall, as well as higher bacteriological success rates in patients with a confirmed bacterial pathogen [20].

Is moxifloxacin a good antibiotic?

Moxifloxacin is an antibacterial medicine. This means that it stops infections caused by germs (bacteria). It works by killing the germs that are causing the infection. Moxifloxacin is prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Is Avelox good for sinus infections?

AVELOX is indicated in adult patients (18 years of age and older) for the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS) caused by susceptible isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, or Moraxella catarrhalis [see Clinical Studies].

Can I have a glass of wine with moxifloxacin?

Do not drink alcohol. Drinking alcohol can increase the chance of liver problems while you are taking Moxifloxacin. Avoid hard physical activity. Although not common, this medicine can make it easier to get tendon injuries.

How long does Avelox stay in your system?

The elimination half-life of moxifloxacin is 11.5 to 15.6 hours (single-dose, oral). About 45% of an oral or intravenous dose of moxifloxacin is excreted as unchanged drug (about 20% in urine and 25% in feces).

Is moxifloxacin good for sinus infection?

Conclusions: Moxifloxacin is a very effective and safe treatment for patients with acute sinusitis in general practice and is highly regarded by both physicians and patients because of rapid symptom improvement and good tolerability.