HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
FDA approves AVELOX (moxifloxacin HCl) for treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections

Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the once-daily, broad-spectrum antibiotic AVELOX (moxifloxacin HCl) for a new use the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) in adults. AVELOX is the only marketed fluoroquinolone antibiotic approved by the FDA as monotherapy to treat this indication. The FDA approval to treat cIAI is the sixth indication for AVELOX.

AVELOX, available in tablet and intravenous (I.V.) formulations, was developed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation and is marketed in the United States by Schering-Plough.

Intra-abdominal infections are caused by disease, trauma or surgery in the abdomen that cause bacteria to leak from the gastrointestinal tract into adjacent tissue there are approximately 3.5 million cases in the United States each year, with many patients contracting the infection secondary to appendicitis. [1]

"The FDA approval of AVELOX to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections is welcome news, providing doctors with an effective treatment option for their patients, and giving patients convenient once-daily dosing and an easy transition from I.V. to oral therapy when they leave the hospital," said Joseph S. Solomkin, M.D., professor in the department of surgery and director of research of the division of trauma/critical care at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

With this FDA approval, AVELOX is indicated for the treatment of adults with cIAI, including polymicrobial infections such as abscesses caused by Escherichia coli, Bacteroides fragilis, Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus constellatus, Enterococcus faecalis, Proteus mirabilis, Clostridium perfringens, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron or Peptostreptococcus species.

The FDA approval was based on results from clinical studies in cIAI patients showing that sequential I.V. or oral monotherapy with AVELOX once daily was
'"/>


30-Nov-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. FDA approves new epilepsy indication for Lamictal
2. US govt approves multi-million $ wild bird avian flu surveillance network
3. FDA approves extended dosing of Aranesp
4. FDA approves first medical device using Rutgers biomaterial
5. DFG approves additional six research training groups
6. FDA approves ABRAXANE(TM) for metastatic breast cancer
7. AVELOX as effective as multi-dose combination therapy for intra-abdominal infections
8. New system of wastewater treatment could reduce the size of treatment plants by half
9. UCF research links proteins, stem cells and potential Alzheimers treatment
10. Geisinger scientist seeks cure for Lou Gehrigs disease, creating device to find treatment
11. System to analyze beating heart stem cells could lead to heart attack treatments

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/2/2016)... 2, 2016 Perimeter Surveillance & ... Systems, Physical Infrastructure, Support & Other Service  ... offers comprehensive analysis of the global Border ... generate revenues of $17.98 billion in 2016. ... a leader in software and hardware technologies for advanced ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Ampronix facilitates superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology to ... display is the latest premium product recently added to the range of products distributed ... ... ... Imaging- LCD Medical Display- Ampronix News ...
(Date:5/16/2016)... YORK , May 16, 2016   EyeLock ... solutions, today announced the opening of an IoT Center ... to strengthen and expand the development of embedded iris ... an unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched ... authenticate one,s identity aside from DNA. EyeLock,s platform uses ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced the ... biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or ... of a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for ... as WDR5 represent an exciting class of therapies, ... medicine for cancer patients. Substantial advances have been ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June, 23, 2016  The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), ... new ways to harness living systems and biotechnology, announced ... (MoMA) in New York City . ... participating students, showcased projects at MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater ... Antonelli , MoMA,s senior curator of architecture and design, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Apellis ... Phase 1 clinical trials of its complement C3 ... single and multiple ascending dose studies designed to ... (PD) of subcutaneous injection in healthy adult volunteers. ... (SC) either as a single dose (ranging from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... and technical consulting, provides a free webinar on Performing Quality Investigations: ... 2016 at 12pm CT at no charge. , Incomplete investigations are still a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: