Generic Avelox (moxifloxacin) is available as 400-mg tablets. The FDA has assigned these products an "AB" rating, which means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name version. However, generic Avelox is allowed to have different inactive ingredients (such as fillers or dyes), which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.
Can I Buy Generic Avelox?
Avelox® (moxifloxacin) is a prescription antibiotic medication. It belongs to a group of medications known as fluoroquinolones, or simply "quinolones" for short. It is a powerful "broad-spectrum" antibiotic that is effective against many different types of bacteria and infections. It is taken just once a day.
Avelox is made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic versions are also available.
Availability of Generic Avelox
Generic Avelox is available in one strength: Moxifloxacin 400 mg tablets. It is made by manufacturers such as:
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Alvogen, Inc.
The version sold by Alvogen is actually an "authorized generic," which means it is the actual brand-name medication that is just packaged and sold under a generic name. It is exactly the same as Avelox in every way (it is even made by Bayer), except it comes in a bottle with a generic name.
Is Generic Moxifloxacin as Good as Avelox?
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of Avelox currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name product.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that could cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.