Avelox Antibiotic Information
The antibiotic Avelox® (moxifloxacin) belongs to a class of drugs known as fluoroquinolones. These medications do not kill bacteria directly. Instead, they work by interfering with two important enzymes that are necessary for bacteria to copy and repair DNA, which are important steps required in order for bacteria to multiply.
Avelox is usually taken once a day. You can take your dosage at any time of day, as long as you wait approximately 24 hours between doses. It is important to avoid missing doses and to finish your entire prescription, even if you start to feel better. This can help reduce your chances of developing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Avelox. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. Most people tolerate the antibiotic quite well. Serious side effects are less common. Some of the common reactions to Avelox include nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness.
(Click Avelox for more information about the antibiotic Avelox, including when and how to take this drug and important warnings and precautions that you should be aware of before starting treatment.)