Compare Avelox vs. Rifadin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats bacterial infections.

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

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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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Used for
  • Active tuberculosis Active tuberculosis - HIV infection HIV infection - Inactive tuberculosis Inactive tuberculosis Meningococcal infectious disease
  • Carrier Reactivation tuberculosis Tuberculosis
  • Extrapulmonary
  • Atypical mycobacterial infection Bacterial meningitis
  • Staphylococcus aureus or epidermidis Bacterial meningitis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae Bartonellosis - HIV infection Brucellosis; Adjunct Cholestasis - Pruritus Cutaneous leishmaniasis Haemophilus influenzae infection; Prophylaxis Human anaplasmosis Infective endocarditis Leprosy Mycobacterium avium complex infection
  • Lung disease Osteomyelitis Peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis Staphylococcal infectious disease
  • For synergy
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
8possible side effects
  • Nausea
    7%
  • Diarrhea
    6%
  • Headache
    4%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Vomiting
    2%
  • Constipation
    2%
  • Stomach pain
    2%
  • Insomnia
    2%
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The Rifadin (Rifampin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Tendon rupture and inflammation
    • People over age 60
    • Taking steroid medicine
    • Those with kidney, heart, or lung transplants
  • Myasthenia gravis
    • Those with a history of myasthenia gravis
  • Diarrhea
  • Nerve damage
  • Changes in mood and behavior
  • Effects on heartbeat
    • Those with a history of heart rhythm problems
    • Taking other medicines that also affect your heart rhythm
    • Those with liver problems
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