Avelox is used for the treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, complicated skin and skin structure infections, complicated intra-abdominal infections and uncomplicated pelvic inflammatory disease caused by susceptible strains of bacteria.
The active ingredient present in Avelox is Moxifloxacin. Each tablet of Avelox contains 400 mg of Moxifloxacin. Avelox is a Fluoroquinolone antibiotic medicine used to treat certain types of infections caused by bacteria in adults 18 years or older.
Take Avelox once a day at the same time exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. It can be taken with or without food. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine. Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush it.
The usual dose of Avelox is 400 mg orally every 24 hours. The recommended dose of Avelox should not be exceeded. The duration of therapy depends on the indication being treated .
Acute bacterial sinusitis: The recommended oral dosage is 400 mg for a period of 10 days. Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: The recommended oral dosage is 400 mg for a period of 5 days. Community acquired pneumonia: The recommended oral dosage is 400 mg for a period of 10 days. Major abscess of the skin and skin structure, wound infection (following surgery or trauma) and diabetic foot infection: The recommended oral dosage is 400 mg for a period of 7 to 21 days.
Avelox is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to Moxifloxacin or any member of the Quinolone class of antimicrobial agents. They are also contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to any inactive ingredient present in Moxif tablets.
The side effects occuring in 2% or more of Avelox treated patients were nausea (6%), diarrhea (5%) and dizziness (2%). In case you get any of the following serious side effects, get medical help right away. Talk with your doctor about whether you should continue to take this medicine: tendon rupture or swelling of the tendon (tendinitis); tendons are tough cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones; pain, swelling, tears and inflammation of tendons including the back of the ankle (Achilles), shoulder, hand, or other tendon sites.