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Moxifloxacin

MOXIFLOXACIN is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Compare quinolone antibiotics.

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Which Antibiotics Are Less Likely to Cause Diarrhea?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 26, 2017

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis is affecting more of you, given the widespread use of antibiotics. Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is the organism that causes antibiotic-associated colitis; this happens because the bacteria is allowed to overgrow in the intestine when the normal intestinal flora is changed due to antibiotics. C. diff can release toxins that bind to receptors on intestinal epithelial cells causing inflammation (colitis) and diarrhea. See More

FDA Updates Safety Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 18, 2017

On May 10th, 2017, the FDA issued a safety update on fluoroquinolone antibiotics, like Cipro and Levaquin, as part of an ongoing review.

About a year ago, the FDA released findings that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause dangerous side effects involving the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves and central nervous system, and advised that use should be restricted in uncomplicated situations.

However, the FDA has reviewed all reports and updated their safety warning. See More

Are Antibiotics Levaquin and Cipro Dangerous?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 05, 2016

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are commonly prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics that have been making news recently. (Moxifloxacin and ofloxacin are some other examples).

Why have they been in the news? Restrictions have recently been placed on their use. While they are effective for the treatment of pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sinusitis and bronchitis among other things, there are some major downsides. See More

FDA Safety Alert: Quinolone Antibiotics

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 25, 2016

The FDA has issued a safety alert for a certain type of antibiotics: fluoroquinolones, also known as quinolones.

According to the FDA, there is new information that quinolone antibiotics may cause very serious side effects when used to treat sinusitis, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections.

What kind of serious side effects can occur if a quinolone antibiotic is used to treat these conditions?

Heads up—this is a serious new warning. See More

New FDA Approval: Generic Avelox (Moxifloxacin)

The GoodRx Pharmacist - March 03, 2014

Generic Avelox is now available as moxifloxacin 400 mg tablets! The FDA approved moxifloxacin on February 18, 2014. The first company to launch a generic was Teva Pharmaceuticals. Other generic manufacturers will be launching their products in March 2014.

Who and what is this medication for?
Avelox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic indicated for use in adults 18 years of age and older. It is used to treat certain bacteria associated with:

• Chronic bronchitis

• Sinusitis

• Community-acquired pneumonia

• Intra-abdominal infections

• Skin and skin structure infections

What kind of antibiotic is moxifloxacin?
Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (also known as a “quinolone”) antibiotic. See More

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