General Information on Avelox
The dose of Avelox your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The type of infection and bacteria
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Avelox Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of Avelox
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Avelox. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. Serious side effects are less common. Some of the common side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Avelox Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Avelox can potentially interact with several other medications (see Avelox Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Avelox?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication 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
- Had a heart, liver, or lung transplant
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives
- Myasthenia gravis.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Avelox and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Avelox and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Avelox Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)