Avelox is used to treat bacterial infections caused by certain bacteria. Avelox is a type of antibiotic drug. Avelox is used in the treatment of fighting bacteria found within the body that is causing a bacterial infection. Avelox works by stopping the production of the essential proteins which the sensitive bacteria require to survive. When the protein production is stopped hopefully the bacteria will die. Avelox may also be used for other purposes and other treatments. Consult your doctor before use.
Store at room temperature. Keep away from moisture and heat.
Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding; if you are taking any prescription medicine, nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; if you have a history of allergic reaction to an antibiotic, myasthenia gravis, join problems, kidney or liver disease, cirrhosis, epilepsy or a history of seizures, diabetes, low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalemia), a personal or family history of “”Long QT Syndrome””, or heart rhythm disorder especially when you are being treated with quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinidex, Quinaglute), disopyramide (Norpace), bretylium (Bretylol), procainamide (Pronestyl, Procan SR), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), or sotalol (Betapace).
Try to not take antacids, vitamin, or mineral supplements, sucralfate (Carafate), or didanosine (Videx) powder or chewable tablets within 8 hours before or 4 hours after you have taken Avelox. Your skin may also be more sensitive to sunlight, therefore avoiding the exposure to sunlight, sun lamps, or tanning beds would be advised.
Take Avelox exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take Avelox with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Drink several extra glasses of fluid each day while you are taking this medicine. Avelox may be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time each day. Take this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Avelox will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Do not take Avelox if you are allergic to moxifloxacin or similar medications (ie. ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin, norfloxacin, lomefloxacin, and others).
Most severe: Dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeat; sudden pain or swelling near your joints (especially in your arm or ankle); diarrhea that is watery or bloody; confusion, hallucinations, depression, unusual thoughts of behavior; seizure (convulsions); pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, weakness; urinating less than usual or not at all; easy bruising or bleeding; numbness tingling, or unusual pain anywhere in your body; fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild.
Most common: Nausea, vomiting; drowsiness, blurred vision; feeling nervous, anxious, or agitated; sleep problems (insomnia or nightmares); or mild skin itching.