Avelox┬« (moxifloxacin) is “broad-spectrum” antibiotic that is effective against many different types of bacteria, but what is Avelox prescribed for exactly? This medication is often prescribed for treating bacterial infections in adults. It is commonly used for the treatment of: Abdominal (stomach) infections, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Skin infections and Sinus infections.

Avelox is often used to treat an infection while tests are being done to see which antibiotics are effective. If the results show that an antibiotic with a narrower spectrum of activity will be effective, your doctor may switch you to that drug. This limits antibacterial resistance, since overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics can increase the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Source: http://antibiotics.emedtv.com/avelox/what-is-avelox-prescribed-for.html

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