Part of a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones, Avelox® (moxifloxacin) is used for treating various types of bacterial infections. It works by interfering with two important enzymes that are necessary for bacteria to copy and repair DNA (important steps required in order for bacteria to multiply).
There are currently two different forms of Avelox: oral tablets and injection. The oral form of Avelox is typically taken once a day, with or without food. The medication can be taken at any time of the day, as long as there are approximately 24 hours between doses; this should not be a problem, as long as you take your dose at the same time each day.
If you miss your oral dose of Avelox, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine. Try not to miss doses, and make sure to finish your entire prescription, even if you start to feel better, as this increases the risk of developing an antibiotic-resistant infection.
(To learn more about this antibiotic, click Avelox. This article covers topics such as manufacturer information, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and warnings and precautions.)