Avelox is a brand product that contains Moxifloxacin, which belongs to a class of medications known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It works by inhibiting DNA replications in bacteria to destroy them. Oral tablets are used to treat various bacterial infections including acute bacterial sinusitis, pneumonia, and infections of the respiratory tract and skin.
Avelox is available as tablets and injections. The oral tablets can be taken with or without food.
For acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, take 400mg once daily for 5-10 days.
For Sinusitis and community-acquired pneumonia, take 400mg once daily for 7 days, up to 14 days maximum.
For skin infections, inject 400mg once daily for 7-21 days, usually done in clinical and hospital settings.
Common dosing schedule:
Take with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Avelox may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Avelox is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Avelox in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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