Avelox is a medication used for treating infections caused by many different types of bacteria. It comes in tablet and injectable form, and is generally taken once a day. It is a quinolone antibiotic that stops bacteria from multiplying by interfering with certain enzymes. Before your healthcare provider prescribes Avelox, make sure he or she knows if you have hypokalemia, epilepsy, or any allergies.

Avelox has the active ingredient of moxifloxacin which is a prescribed antibiotic approved to treat a variety of different infections. It is a powerful "broad-spectrum" antibiotic that is effective against many different types of bacteria. Avelox is manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

How to use Avelox Injection

  • The medication comes in tablet and injects able form. It is usually taken once a day.
  • You can take Avelox with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Avelox can be taken at any time of the day; however, be sure to take the medication at the same time each day so that there are approximately 24 hours between doses.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Avelox will not work adequately if you stop taking it too soon.

Cautions before use Avelox Injection

  • Avelox and other similar antibiotics can cause rupture of tendons, including shoulder, hand, or Achilles tendons. This can be disabling and can require surgical repair.
  • People who are over 60 years old; who have had liver, lung, or heart transplants; or who take corticosteroid drugs are at an increased risk for tendon rupture. People with kidney disease, those who exercise vigorously, and people with rheumatoid arthritis or other tendon disorders may also be at a higher risk with this medicine.
  • This medication can cause a change in the heart rhythm.
  • Avelox can cause worsening of myasthenia gravis, such as muscle weakness and breathing problems. This is a serious occurrence, which can be life-threatening. In severe cases, this can result in the need to be put on a ventilator, or even death. Avelox should be avoided in people with a known history of myasthenia gravis.
  • Avelox can cause severe allergic reactions.

Avelox Injection Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Avelox are as follows:

  • Pain, swelling, bruising, or rupture of a tendon
  • Hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, or any other unusual changes in thoughts or behavior
  • Seizures
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Fainting
  • Heart palpitations or an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.
  • Any unusual sensations, such as burning, numb, tingly, or pricking sensations
  • Any joint or muscle problems
  • Signs of an allergic reactions

Avelox Injection Reactions and Overdose

When you take certain medications with Avelox, interactions may occur that could increase your risk of tendon rupture, bleeding, QT prolongation, and central nervous system stimulation problems. Some of the medications that may cause an interaction include warfarin, sucralfate, quinapril, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Interactions with Avelox can also prevent the antibiotic from being absorbed into the bloodstream.

Drowsiness, vomiting, and diarrhea were seen with an overdose of Avelox. Treatment for an Avelox overdose may involve certain medications prescribed by a healthcare provider.


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