Moraxella

Please note: This is for information only.

Refer to local guidelines for treatment recommendations.


  • Gram-negative coccobacilli which are part of the normal upper respiratory flora.

Main clinical infections:

  • Respiratory infections particularly in COPD patients.
  • Otitis media
  • Sinusitis.

Usually sensitive to:

  • Co-amoxiclav
  • Cephalosporins
  • Doxycycline
  • Erythromycin
  • Levofloxacin

Usually resistant to:

  • Amoxicillin (>50%)
  • Trimethoprim