Avelox for Children
Avelox® (moxifloxacin) is a prescription antibiotic approved for the treatment of various bacterial infections. It can be used to treat sinus infections, bronchitis, skin infections, and several other types of infections.
At this time, there are no approved Avelox uses for children. This does not mean that healthcare provider cannot prescribe this drug for a child -- it simply means that the full risks of using it in children are currently unknown. Studies have shown that Avelox can cause muscle or joint problems in young animals, and it is possible that similar problems could occur in children.
The standard recommended Avelox dose is 400 mg once daily. Be sure to finish your prescription, even if you start to feel better. Stopping the drug too soon could lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The length of time your healthcare recommends that you take Avelox will depend on the type and severity of your infection, among other things.
(Click Avelox Uses and Avelox Dosage for more information about the safety of using Avelox in children, to find out how this medication works to fight bacteria, and to learn about "off-label" uses.)