Avelox Risks

Avelox® (moxifloxacin) is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of various infections. It is a "broad-spectrum" antibiotic that is effective against many different types of bacteria. In order to help ensure a safe treatment process with Avelox, risks that pertain to your particular situation should be reviewed with your healthcare provider.
As with any medicine, Avelox may cause side effects. The most common problems that were reported during clinical studies included nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness. Potentially serious side effects include watery or bloody diarrhea, anxiety, seizures, and fainting. These reactions should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider.
Avelox may worsen certain medical conditions. In order to help minimize this risk, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug 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.
(Click Avelox Side Effects and Avelox Warnings and Precautions to learn about other potential risks of Avelox, for information on who should not use this particular antibiotic, and to find out what other serious side effects or complications may occur.)
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