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Avelox Injection Dosage

Generic name: MOXIFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE 400mg in 250mL
Dosage form: injection, solution; tablet, film coated

The information at is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Dosage in Adult Patients

The dose of AVELOX is 400 mg (orally or as an intravenous infusion) once every 24 hours. The duration of therapy depends on the type of infection as described in Table 1.

Table 1: Dosage and Duration of Therapy in Adult Patients

Type of Infectiona

Every 24 hours


Acute Bacterial Sinusitis (1.1)

400 mg


Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (1.2)

400 mg


Community Acquired Pneumonia (1.3)

400 mg


Uncomplicated Skin andSkin Structure Infections (SSSI ) (1.4)

400 mg


Complicated SSSI (1.5)

400 mg


Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (1.6)

400 mg


Plague (1.7)C

400 mg


Due to the designated pathogens [see Indications and Usage (1)].
Sequential therapy (intravenous to oral) may be instituted at the discretion of the physician
Drug administration should begin as soon as possible after suspected or confirmed exposure to Yersinia pestis.

Conversion of Intravenous to Oral Dosing in Adults

Intravenous formulation is indicated when it offers a route of administration advantageous to the patient (for example, patient cannot tolerate an oral dosage form). When switching from intravenous to oral formulation, no dosage adjustment is necessary. Patients whose therapy is started with AVELOXInjection may be switched to AVELOX Tablets when clinically indicated at the discretion of the physician.

Important Administration Instructions

AVELOX Tablets

With Multivalent Cations

Administer AVELOX Tablets at least 4 hours before or 8 hours after products containing magnesium, aluminum, iron or zinc, including antacids, sucralfate, multivitamins and didanosine buffered tablets for oral suspension or the pediatric powder for oral solution [see Drug Interactions (7.1) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

With Food

AVELOX Tablets can be taken with or without food, drink fluids liberally.

AVELOX Injection

Administer by Intravenous infusion only. It is not intended for intra-arterial, intramuscular, intrathecal, intraperitoneal, or subcutaneous administration.

Administer by intravenous infusion over a period of 60 minutes by direct infusion or through a Y-type intravenous infusion set which may already be in place. Avoid rapid or bolus intravenous infusion.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.

Discard any unused portion because the premix flexible containers are for single-use only.

Drug and Diluent Compatibilities

Because only limited data are available on the compatibility of AVELOX intravenous injection with other intravenous substances, additives or other medications should not be added to AVELOX Injection or infused simultaneously through the same intravenous line. If the same intravenous line or a Y-type line is used for sequential infusion of other drugs, or if the “piggyback” method of administration is used, the line should be flushed before and after infusion of AVELOX Injection with an infusion solution compatible with AVELOX Injection as well as with other drug(s) administered via this common line.

Compatible Intravenous Solutions: AVELOX Injection is compatible with the following intravenous solutions at ratios from 1:10 to 10:1:

0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP

1Molar Sodium Chloride Injection

5% Dextrose Injection, USP

Sterile Water for Injection, USP

10 % Dextrose for Injection, USP

Lactated Ringer’s for Injection

Preparation for Administration of AVELOX Injection

Refer to complete directions that have been provided with the administration set.

To prepare AVELOX Injection premix in flexible containers:

Close flow control clamp of administration set.
Remove cover from port at bottom of container.
Insert piercing pin from an appropriate transfer set (for example, one that does not require excessive force, such as ISO compatible administration set) into port with a gentle twisting motion until pin is firmly seated.