Avelox (Moxifloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is used to fight bacterial infections in the body such as bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, lungs or stomach. It is used to treat community acquired pneumonia, plague, bacterial sinusitis and chronic bronchitis with bacterial infection. Moxifloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. This medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Avelox is used for bacterial infections only.
We currently have the brand Avelox Injection from Canada by Bayer and the tablets from New Zealand by Bayer. The generic Moxifloxacin tablets come from India also called Moxif by Torrent and Canada by a different manufacturer.
Avelox Side Effects
The common side effects of Avelox may include diarrhea, dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, nausea, trouble sleeping and weakness.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Fast or irregular heartbeat;
• Persistent nausea or vomiting;
• Severe dizziness;
• Signs of kidney problems;
• Signs of liver problems;
• Signs of a new infection;
• Signs of a tear or break in the main blood vessel;
• Unusual bruising or bleeding
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Avelox if you are allergic to Moxifloxacin or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medication. Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This medication may make you dizzy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you dizzier. You should drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert until you can do these activities safely. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun and avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk.
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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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