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Let your healthcare provider know if you have epilepsy, cerebral arteriosclerosis, or hypokalemia before taking Avelox. Warnings and precautions also include watching out for potential drug interactions, making sure you finish your entire prescription, and notifying your healthcare provider if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction. Precautions and warnings with Avelox also apply to people who are allergic to any ingredients used to make the medication.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Avelox?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Avelox® (moxifloxacin) 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 other 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
  • 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.
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