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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

moxifloxacin hydrochloride 
The hydrochloride salt of a fluoroquinolone antibacterial antibiotic. Moxifloxacin binds to and inhibits the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase (topoisomerase II) and topoisomerase IV, resulting in inhibition of DNA replication and repair and cell death in sensitive bacterial species. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand names:Avelox
Viagmox
Abbreviation:MOXI
Code name:BAY 128039