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Brand name: Avelox IV

Avelox IV is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) moxifloxacin. On this page you will find out more about Avelox IV, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: moxifloxacin

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Avelox IV 400 mg/250 mL intravenous infusion injection, 250 mL bottle

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

AVELOX (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) tablets are indicated for the treatment of adults with infections caused by susceptible organisms in the conditions. Acute bacterial sinusitis, Community acquired pneumonia, Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. AVELOX IV (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) intravenous solutions are indicated for treatment of adults who require initial IV therapy for the treatment of infections in the conditions. Community acquired pneumonia (caused by susceptible organisms). Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis when caused by organisms bacteriologically proven to be resistant to other classes of antibiotics or when there is intolerance to other antibiotics. AVELOX IV (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) intravenous solutions are indicated for treatment of adults with severe and complicated skin and skin structure infections who require initial parenteral therapy, and who have intolerance to alternative agents. (especially penicillin allergy), and when caused by organisms known to be susceptible to moxifloxacin. Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment in order to isolate and identify organisms causing infection and to determine their susceptibility to moxifloxacin. Therapy with moxifloxacin may be initiated. in some conditions, before results of these tests are known. Once results become available, therapy should be continued with the most appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear yellow solution
Dosage Form Injection, intravenous infusion
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
1 bottle: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 bottles: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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