Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that shows antibacterial activity. This active component binds to and inhibits the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV leads to inhibition of DNA replication and repair and cell death in sensitive bacterial species. This is a fourth-generation fluoroquinolone with expanded activity against gram-positive bacteria and atypical pathogens. This agent has been linked to mild ALT elevations during therapy and too rare instances of idiosyncratic acute liver injury with symptoms and jaundice.
Class of Drugs – Fluoroquinolones
Molecular Formula – C21H24FN3O4
Molecular Weight - 401.4 g/mol
Working: This medication belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Moxifloxacin acts by restricting a bacteria’s ability to copy their DNA. This particular action kills bacteria and hampers them from reproducing. This treats the infection.
Uses: Given medication is indicated to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Moxifloxacin is also called to quinolone antibiotics that interfere in the growth of bacteria by stopping the growth of bacteria. The antibiotic medicine treats only bacterial infections not virus infections like a common cold, flu.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This antibiotic component is used as the main active component in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Avelox: 400 mg
This medicine can cause serious side effects, like tendon problems, nerve damage, serious mood or behavior changes, or low blood sugar. Consult the doctor before administrating.