Avelox Medication Information

Many healthcare providers prescribe Avelox® (moxifloxacin) for the treatment of different bacterial infections. As a "broad-spectrum" antibiotic, the medication is effective against several types of bacteria. Before you start taking Avelox, information about possible side effects and safety precautions should be discussed with your healthcare provider as it pertains to your situation.
For example, although many people respond well to Avelox, the drug is not suitable for everyone. You should talk to your healthcare provider before using this antibiotic if you have:
  • Low potassium levels in the blood (hypokalemia)
  • Seizures or epilepsy
  • Cerebral arteriosclerosis (hardening and thickening of the arteries of the brain)
  • An irregular heart rhythm known as long QT syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure).
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Avelox. Some of the most common ones that have been reported in clinical trials include diarrhea, nausea, and dizziness. If such problems do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either do not require treatment or can be treated easily.
(For more information about the antibiotic medication Avelox, click Avelox. This article provides dosing guidelines for the drug, explains how it works to fight infections, and more.)
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