Important information about Avelox
Avelox antibiotic is a generic brand of the moxifloxacin, which belongs to the category of drugs known as fluoroquinolones antibiotics.
Moxifloxacin is mainly used to treat bacteria infections in the body. Avelox is very effective for only bacterial infections. Avelox does not work for viral infections such as common cold and flu. As applicable to other antibiotics, unnecessary usage and prolong usage of Avelox leads to its reduced effectiveness. To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Avelox, Avelox should be used only to treat or inhibit infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Avelox tablets comes in film-coated tablets containing moxifloxacin hydrochloride which is equivalent to avelox 400mg moxifloxacin. The inactive ingredients present are microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol and ferric oxide. Also, Avelox Injection for intravenous use is available in ready-to-use 250 mL flexibags as a sterile, preservative-free, 0.8% sodium chloride aqueous solution of moxifloxacin hydrochloride (containing 400 mg moxifloxacin) with pH ranging from 4.1 to 4.6. The flexibag is not made with natural rubber latex.
The appearance of the intravenous solution is yellow. This color does not affect, nor is it indicative of, product stability. The inactive ingredients are sodium chloride, USP, Water for Injection, USP, and may include hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment. Avelox Injection contains approximately 34.2 mEq (787mg) of sodium in 250 mL.
Administer Avelox medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Patients should not take a lower or higher dose than the dose prescribed by the doctor, and patients should not take it longer than recommended duration. Tаkе Avеlоx at thе ѕаmе timе еасh dау with a full glаѕѕ of water. Drink several еxtrа glasses оf fluid each dау whilе уоu are taking Avеlоx.
For the treatment of acute bacterial chronic bronchitis, patients should take avelox 400 mg orally every 24hours for five days. For the treatment of intra-abdominal infection, patients should take 400mg orally every 24hours for 5 to 14 days.
For treating pneumonia, take 400 mg orally or intravenously every 24 hours for 7 to 14 days. Usual Adult Dose of Avelox for Sinusitis, take 400 mg orally or intravenously every 24 hours for 10 days. Treatment of skin or soft tissue infection, take 400 mg orally or intravenously every 24 hours with a duration of 7 to 21 days for complicated infections and 7 days for uncomplicated infections. Treatment of Skin and Structure Infection, take 400 mg orally or intravenously every 24 hours with a duration of 7 to 21 days for complicated infections and 7 days for uncomplicated infections.
Side effects of Avelox:
Seek emergency mеdiсаl attention if уоu еxреriеnсе any of thеѕе signs of аllеrgiс reactions: hives; diffiсultу in brеаthing; ѕwеlling оf your face, lips, tоnguе, or throat. Stор Avеlоx mеdiсаtiоn immеdiаtеlу аnd саll уоur dосtоr at once if уоu еxреriеnсе аnу оf these ѕеriоuѕ ѕidе effect: severe dizziness, fаinting, fast оr роunding hеаrtbеаtѕ, sudden раin, bruising, ѕwеlling, tеndеrnеѕѕ, ѕtiffnеѕѕ, or lоѕѕ оf mоvеmеnt in аnу оf уоur joints; wаtеrу оr blооdу diаrrhеа; confusion, hallucinations, dерrеѕѕiоn, аnd inѕоmniа.
Warning: Fluoroquinolones, including Avelox are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture in all ages. This risk is further increased in older patients usually over 60 years of age, in patients taking corticosteroid drugs, and in patients with kidney, heart or lung transplants.
Before you start Avelox medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Avelox; or to other quinolone antibiotics which include ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin; or if you have any other allergies. Avelox may contain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Also, inform your doctor or pharmacist of your medical history most especially of diabetes, heart problems such as recent heart attack, joint/tendon problems such as tendonitis, bursitis, liver disease, myasthenia gravis, nerve problems such as peripheral neuropathy, seizure disorder. It is important that patients inform their doctor and pharmacist about all the medications they are taking; which includes prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, vitamins and other dietary supplements (nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), herbal remedies, and illegal and recreational drugs before starting Avelox medication.