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Brand name: Avelox IV TM

Active ingredients: moxifloxacin

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 5 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear yellow solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient moxifloxacin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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