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Avelox (Moxifloxacin)

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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Avelox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic drug used to treat bacterial infections. It works by disrupting the processes used by the bacteria to replicate. You can buy Avelox as a brand name or generic product. In both cases, it comes as a 400mg tablet. You should store your Avelox at room temperature and keep it out of reach of children.

Directions

  • You can take Avelox with or without food.
  • You should separate Avelox by 4 hours before or 8 hours after any of the following products:
    • Antacids
    • Sucralfate
    • Aluminum
    • Magnesium
    • Multivitamins
    • Iron
    • Zinc
  • Drink plenty of water with your dose.
  • You should complete your entire prescription, even if you stop feeling sick.
  • The usual dosing instruction for Avelox is:
    • Take 400mg by mouth once per day.
    • Your doctor will determine how long your treatment should be.

Ingredients

  • The active ingredient in Avelox is moxifloxacin hydrochloride. You can find a full list of inactive ingredients in the package insert.
Fact Table
Formula C21H24FN3O4
License US: FDA
Routes of administration By mouth
Legal status Rx Only
Chemical Name Moxifloxacin
Elimination half-life 12.1 hours
Dosage (Strength) 400mg
Pregnancy Risk not ruled out
Brands Avelox, Vigamox, Moxiflox
Protein binding 47%
PubChem CID 152946
MedlinePlus a600002
ChEBI 63611
ATC code J01MA14, S01AE07
DrugBank DB00218
KEGG D08237
Bioavailability 86%

Cautions

  • Do not take Avelox if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of tendon disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of nerve pain.
  • Avelox can cause a potentially serious heart condition called QT-interval prolongation. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
  • Give your doctor a full list of medications you currently use. Avelox can interact with other medications.
  • Avelox can cause a rare and severe condition called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
  • Using Avelox can lead to a secondary gastrointestinal infection caused by C. difficile. Ask your doctor about the risk.
  • Avelox can lead to tendon pain and tendon rupture. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you suffer from myasthenia gravis. Avelox can cause your symptoms to worsen.
  • If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, discuss the risks of Avelox with your doctor.

Side Effects

The common Avelox antibiotics side effects include:

  • Decreased blood potassium levels
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Liver enzyme elevations
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

The serious Avelox antibiotics side effects include:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Prolonged QT interval
  • Torsades de pointes
  • Rash
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • High blood sugar
  • Low blood sugar
  • difficile
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Pancytopenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Hepatic necrosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver failure
  • Myasthenia gravis exacerbation
  • Tendon rupture
  • Tendon inflammation
  • Disorientation
  • Disturbance of attention
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Memory impairment
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Raised intracranial pressure
  • Seizure
  • Agitation
  • Feeling nervous
  • Paranoid disorder
  • Suicidality
  • Kidney failure
  • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis
  • Serum sickness due to drug

Other Considerations

  • Your doctor should determine your bacterial infection treatment. Do not use Avelox without consulting a doctor.
  • Discuss any concerns you have with your doctor, including Avelox antibiotics side effects.
  • You can buy Avelox 400 mg online. Compare the price of Avelox at Canada Drugs Direct.

References:

  1. DailyMed - AVELOX- moxifloxacin hydrochloride TABLET, film coated. (2011). Retrieved April 02, 2020
  2. Avelox. (n.d.). Retrieved April 02, 2020


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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