Avelox is an effective medicine used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is composed of active component Levofloxacin. This medication has been manufactured by the trusted pharmaceutical company, Bayer Healthcare. It is made available in a dosage of 400 mg and in the form of a conventional tablet. It shall be consumed as advised by the doctor.
Manufacturer: Bayer Healthcare
Active Ingredient: The main active component of the medicine is Levofloxacin, which is a broad-spectrum, third-generation fluoroquinolone antibiotic and optically active L-isomer of ofloxacin with antibacterial activity. This drug diffuses through the bacterial cell wall and acts by inhibiting DNA gyrase (bacterial topoisomerase II), an enzyme required for DNA replication, RNA transcription, and repair of bacterial DNA. Inhibition of DNA gyrase activity leads to blockage of bacterial cell growth.
Indications: This mentioned medicine is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics approved to treat bacterial infections by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for virus infections (such as common cold, flu).
Action Mechanism: Levofloxacin composed medicine Avelox works by killing the bacteria that are causing an infection. You should only use this drug to treat bacterial infections.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 400 mg: This given antibiotic medication shall be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once a day
Note: It should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with a safer antibiotic.