Avelox (Moxifloxacin)




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What is AVELOX?

  • Avelox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic drug used to treat bacterial infections.

How does AVELOX work?

  • Avelox works by disrupting the bacterial replication process.

How is AVELOX supplied?

  • Avelox comes as a tablet and is available as a generic product.
    • Oral tablets
      • Avelox 400mg tablet
      • Moxifloxacin 400mg tablet

How should I store AVELOX?

  • Store your Avelox at room temperature and keep it out of reach of children.


Should I take AVELOX with food?

  • You can take Avelox without regard to meals.

Are there any special instructions for taking AVELOX?

  • Take Avelox 4 hours before or 8 hours after any of the following products:
    • Antacids
    • Sucralfate
    • Aluminum
    • Magnesium
    • Multivitamins
    • Iron
    • Zinc
  • Take Avelox with a full glass of water.
  • Complete your entire prescription for Avelox, even if you feel better.

What is the usual dose of AVELOX?

  • Take 400mg by mouth once per day.
  • The duration of your treatment will be determined by your doctor.


What is the active ingredient in AVELOX?

  • The active ingredient in Avelox is moxifloxacin hydrochloride.

What are the inactive ingredients in AVELOX?

  • You can find a full list of inactive ingredients in the package insert.


Who should avoid taking AVELOX?

  • Do not take Avelox if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • Avoid Avelox if you have a history of tendon disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Avoid using Avelox if you have a history of neuropathy.

What are the risks associated with taking AVELOX?

  • Avelox can cause a heart condition called QT-interval prolongation. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
  • Avelox can interact with other medications. Talk about your medications with your doctor before starting an Avelox regimen.
  • Using Avelox can lead to a potentially life-threatening skin condition called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
  • Using Avelox can lead to a secondary gastrointestinal infection caused by C. difficile. Ask your doctor about the risk.
  • Avelox can lead to tendon pain and tendon rupture. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
  • Avelox can cause symptoms of myasthenia gravis to worsen.
  • If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, discuss the risks of Avelox with your doctor.

Side Effects

What are the common side effects of AVELOX?

  • Decreased blood potassium levels
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Liver enzyme elevations
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

What are the serious side effects of AVELOX?

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Prolonged QT interval
  • Torsades de pointes
  • Rash
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • High blood sugar
  • Low blood sugar
  • difficile
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Pancytopenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Hepatic necrosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver failure
  • Myasthenia gravis exacerbation
  • Tendon rupture
  • Tendon inflammation
  • Disorientation
  • Disturbance of attention
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Memory impairment
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Raised intracranial pressure
  • Seizure
  • Agitation
  • Feeling nervous
  • Paranoid disorder
  • Suicidality
  • Kidney failure
  • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis
  • Serum sickness due to drug