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
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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- Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient moxifloxacin
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Reporting side effects
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