Avelox® (moxifloxacin) is a prescription medication commonly used to treat bacterial infections. Since it is a "broad-spectrum" antibiotic that is effective against many different types of bacteria, healthcare providers often prescribe it to treat infections while tests are being done to see which other antibiotics are effective for treating the specific infection.
Although many people do not experience problems while taking Avelox, dangers associated with the drug should still be reviewed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins. For example, it is important to know that this medication can cause a number of potentially dangerous problems, including irregular heart rhythms, rupture of tendons, nerve problems, and bloody diarrhea.
There are also several common (and often minor) side effects that have been reported with Avelox. In clinical studies, the most common reactions to this medication included dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea. In most cases, these side effects of Avelox were not dangerous and treatment was not required.
(To learn more about the potential dangers of Avelox, click Avelox Side Effects and Avelox Warnings and Precautions. These articles include information on how to safely use this drug, what other side effects may occur, and who should avoid Avelox.)