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Moxifloxacin (Avelox®)

Advice

Recommended for restricted use within NHS Scotland

REASONS FOR ADVICE

Moxifloxacin (Avelox), a new fluoroquinolone antibiotic, for the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, should be restricted to patients who fail to respond to conventional therapy or in whom this is contra-indicated. Its use should be in accordance with British Thoracic Society (BTS) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidance.

Drug Details

Drug Name: Moxifloxacin (Avelox®)
SMC Drug ID: 70/03
Manufacturer: Bayer plc/Bayer Schering Pharma
Indication: Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
BNF Category:
Submission Type: Full submission
Status: Restricted
Date Advice Published: 13 October 2003

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