Avelox contains the active substance moxifloxacin, which belongs to a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. Avelox works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection.
Avelox is used in patients 18 years of age and older to treat infections when it is caused by bacteria against which moxifloxacin is effective. Avelox should be used to treat these infections when antibiotics that are commonly recommended cannot be used or when treatment with them has failed:
Sinus infections, sudden worsening of prolonged airway inflammation, or lung infection (pneumonia) acquired outside the hospital (except in severe cases).
Mild to moderate infections of the female upper genital tract (pelvic inflammatory disease), including infections of the fallopian tubes and the lining of the uterus.
Avelox tablets are not sufficient as a stand-alone therapy for these types of infections, so your doctor should prescribe another antibiotic in addition to Avelox tablets to treat infections of the female upper genital tract (see section 2 What you need to know before taking Avelox, Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor before taking Avelox).
If the following bacterial infections have shown improvement during initial treatment with Avelox infusion solution, Avelox tablets may be prescribed by your doctor to complete the course of treatment: Lung infection (pneumonia) acquired outside the hospital, skin infections and skin structures .
Avelox tablets should not be used as initial therapy for any type of skin and skin infections or in severe cases of lung infections.
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