Avelox (Moxifloxacin)

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What is Avelox (Moxifloxacin) prescribed for?

Bacterial and viral infections do have many things in common. Both are types of infections caused by microbes and they spread through coughing and sneezing, contact with other people, as well as contact with infected creatures which include pets and livestock.

Most bacteria is harmless, some actually help digest food, fight cancer cells and provide essential nutrients. There is fewer then %1 that cause disease in humans. Moxifloxacin, the active ingredient in Avelox, is known for treating a variety of bacterial infections.  It belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics.  This medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria in your system.

Do note that this medication is only used for bacterial infections. I will not work on virus infections, such as the common cold and flu.

Take this medication by mouth, with our without food, as directed by your doctor.  It is usually taken once daily.  Remember those dosage given to your by your doctor is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. Drink plenty of fluids while you are on this medication, unless your doctor has directed otherwise.

Take this medication at least 4 hours before or 8 hours after taking other medication’s, taking this medication with others may decrease its effectiveness.

Continue to take this mediation, until the amount you were prescribed for is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stop taking this medication to early may result in the return of the infection.

Before taking Moxifloxacin, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, heart problems (such as recent heart attack), joint/tendon problems (such as tendonitis, bursitis), liver disease, mental/mood disorders (such as depression), myasthenia gravis, nerve problems (such as peripheral neuropathy), seizure disorder, conditions that increase your risk of seizures (such as brain/head injury, brain tumors, cerebral atherosclerosis), blood vessel problems (such as aneurysm or blockage of the aorta or other blood vessels, hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure, certain genetic conditions (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome).

Moxifloxacin may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.  The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using moxifloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take and if you have any of the following conditions: certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death).

Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using moxifloxacin safely.

This medication may rarely cause serious changes in blood sugar, especially if you have diabetes. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Watch for symptoms of high blood sugar, such as increased thirst/urination. Also watch for symptoms of low blood sugar such as sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you don't have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or by drinking fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor right away about the reaction and the use of this product.

Nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, weakness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fainting, symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat).

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: unusual bruising/bleeding, signs of a new infection (such as new/persistent fever, persistent sore throat), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), signs of liver problems (such as unusual tiredness, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: severe dizziness, fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, signs of a tear/break in the main blood vessel called the aorta (sudden/severe pain in the stomach/chest/back, cough, shortness of breath).

This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.

Do not use anti-diarrhea or opioid medications if you have any of these symptoms because these products may make them worse.

What is Avelox?

Once applied this medication works by stopping the growth of the bacteria. So what is moxifloxacin exactly?  Avelox is a medication used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is an antibiotic that is to be used on bacterial infections only. It will not work against virus infections such as the common cold and the flu. Using an antibiotic when you do not need it may cause it not work in the future. This medication comes in a singular strength of 400mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.     

 

What are the side effects of Avelox?

Some of the more common side effects for this medication are as follows; abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, nervousness, anxiety, agitation, skin itching and vaginal discomfort such as a itch or burning sensation. Keep in mind that these are not all of the side effects listed for this medication, and if you are experiencing any of these be sure to inform your doctor if they persist or worsen.

 

How long does Avelox stay in your system?

The elimination half-life for this medication is 11.5 to 15.6 hours. Therefore it can stay in your system for a couple of days after your last dose.

 

How long does Avelox take to work?

Normally if you are taking the medication once a day, the infection should disappear within 5 to 10 days. However, some infections may require longer treatments.

 

Who makes Avelox?

Bayer, a German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company, developed this medication as well as marketed it worldwide under the brand Avelox. The company itself was founded in 1863.

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