moxifloxacin hydrochloride - This may help someone

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   Posted 9/18/2007 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My friend has UC for the last 18 years. Last month he moved to a different town and changed his doctor (who is from Poland). His new doctor prescribed moxifloxacin hydrochloride (400 mg) per day for 10 days. My friend noticed that most of his UC symtoms disappeared within 6 days of taking moxifloxacin hydrochloride.
He says that he now has one bowel movement a day and the stool formation seems normal.
His doctor believes that there are diffrent causes of UC but believes that  bacterial infection is the cause of at least one third of UC sufferers.
I am currently in remission and so it's pointless for me to try this treatment.
I hope that this may help someone else

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   Posted 9/19/2007 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Unless one has a bacterial infection (which can be checked by stool samples or cultures, it would seem unnecessary to have it prescribed.

Maybe your friend recently became infected with a bacterium that caused a flare.

*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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