Drugs That React With Avelox
Interactions With Avelox Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Avelox is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Aluminum, Calcium or Magnesium Antacids
Aluminum, calcium, and magnesium can bind to Avelox in the digestive tract, preventing it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. Be sure to take Avelox at least four hours before or eight hours after a dose of such antacids.
Corticosteroids seem to increase the risk of tendon rupture due to Avelox. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Avelox with a corticosteroid, be sure to watch for any signs of tendon rupture, such as pain or tenderness.
Some forms of didanosine can bind to Avelox in the digestive tract, preventing it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. Be sure to take Avelox at least four hours before or eight hours after a dose of didanosine. Not all forms of didanosine interact with Avelox, so be sure to ask your pharmacist about this possible interaction with your particular didanosine product.
NSAIDs may increase the risk of central nervous system stimulation problems due to Avelox. These problems include:
- Suicidal thoughts or acts.
Check with your healthcare provider before taking Avelox with an NSAID.
Oral Typhoid Vaccine
Antibiotics (including Avelox) may decrease the effectiveness of the oral typhoid vaccine. If you have taken Avelox recently or are currently taking it, your oral typhoid vaccine may need to be postponed for at least a day after taking the antibiotic.