Avelox

(moxifloxacin)

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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

Avelox (moxifloxacin) effectively treats different types of bacterial infections, but is more expensive than its alternatives.

Quick facts about Avelox
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (moxifloxacin)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 10 400mg tablets
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Upsides

  • Available as a generic medicine.
  • Treats a variety of bacterial infections.
  • Can be taken with or without food.
  • Might be a good treatment option for people with kidney problems.
  • Needs to be taken only once a day.
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Downsides

  • People with diabetes need to check their blood sugar levels regularly while taking Avelox (moxifloxacin).
  • Cannot be taken at the same time as antacids or vitamins.
  • Avelox (moxifloxacin) can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight and make you more likely to get a rash.
  • Relatively more expensive compared to similar alternatives.
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Lowest price for 10 400mg tablets
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How it works

Avelox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.

Quick facts about Avelox
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (moxifloxacin)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
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What to expect when you take Avelox (moxifloxacin) for Bacterial infection

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Side effect rates for Avelox (moxifloxacin)

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  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Insomnia

Risks and Warnings for Avelox (moxifloxacin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • People over age 60
    • Taking steroid medicine
    • Those with kidney, heart, or lung transplants

    Avelox (moxifloxacin) can cause the tendons in your body to swell up and rupture. If you experience swelling, pain or inflammation in your joints or muscles while taking this medicine, contact your doctor right away and you will likely be switched to a different treatment option. This problem with your tendons can happen as quickly as within hours of taking the first dose up to several months after stopping the medicine. People with a history of tendon disorders should avoid taking Avelox (moxifloxacin).

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Avelox (moxifloxacin)

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Food
  • Take with or without food, with plenty of fluids.
  • Can be taken with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
  • Might be a good treatment option for people with kidney problems.
Pain
  • If you notice pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations, talk to your doctor right away.