Dr. Reddy’s launches moxifloxacin HCl

March 6, 2014

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has launched moxifloxacin HCl tablets, 400 mg, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Avelox on March 4, following FDA approval.

 

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has launched moxifloxacin HCl tablets, 400 mg, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Avelox on March 4, following FDA approval.

This fluoroquinolone is indicated for the treatment of adults with community-acquired pneumonia, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, acute bacterial sinusitis, complicated skin and skin structure infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, and complicated intra-abdominal infections.

The product carries a warning that fluoroquinolones are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture for patients of any age. There is a further increased risk in patients over 60 years of age, those taking corticosteroids, and individuals with kidney, heart, or lung transplants. Fluoroquinolones should not be used in patients with a history of myasthenia gravis as the drugs may exacerbate muscle weakness.

The brand name product had $195 million in U.S. sales for 2013, according to IMS Health.

Dr. Reddy’s generic moxifloxacin tablets, 400 mg, is available in bottle counts of 30.