Avelox for Pneumonia

Avelox® (moxifloxacin) is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of various types of infections. It is a "broad-spectrum" antibiotic, which means it is effective against a wide variety of bacteria. For example, healthcare providers may prescribe Avelox for pneumonia and other forms of bacterial infections.
Avelox is approved for treating these infections only when they are caused by certain types of bacteria. Some bacteria do not respond to the drug. Also, bacteria have different resistance patterns in different regions across the country. This means that some bacteria may be susceptible to Avelox in certain parts of the country but not in others.
The standard recommended dose of Avelox for pneumonia 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.
(Click Avelox Uses and Avelox Dosage for more information on how Avelox works for pneumonia, to learn about other approved uses, and for more detailed dosing guidelines for this antibiotic.)
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