Moxatag is made by MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
How Does the Medication Work?
Moxatag belongs to a group of drugs known as aminopenicillins, which is part of a larger group of medications known as beta-lactam antibiotics (named after the ring-like "lactam" structure of these antibiotics). It works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die.
Amoxicillin (the active ingredient in Moxatag) causes "concentration-dependent killing" of bacteria. Essentially, this means that amoxicillin will be most effective if a certain minimum blood level of the drug is maintained for the longest period of time. This is why most amoxicillin products should be taken multiple times per day.
However, Moxatag is uniquely designed to provide three separate releases of the medication, prolonging the time that the minimum effective blood levels are achieved. This allows the medication to be taken just once a day and to be taken at a lower dosage, compared to most other amoxicillin products.