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The prescription medicine Avelox® (moxifloxacin) is used for treating various types of infections. It is approved for the treatment of sinus infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, and many other bacterial infections. Most people tolerate this antibiotic well. However, it is possible to develop certain problems with Avelox.
Avelox and similar antibiotics can cause rupture of tendons, including shoulder, hand, or Achilles tendons. These problems can be disabling, so let your healthcare provider know right away if you develop tendon soreness or pain. The medicine may also cause a number of other potentially serious problems, including QT prolongation (a potentially life-threatening irregular heart rhythm) and severe allergic reactions.
In clinical studies, the medication caused a number of common problems. Avelox has been shown to cause nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness in numerous people. However, in most cases, these side effects were mild and either did not require treatment or were treated easily.
(Click Avelox Side Effects and Avelox Warnings and Precautions for more information about other possible Avelox problems, including some of the rare but possible side effects of this drug, and to find out what you should tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)