How it works
Avelox tablets contain the active ingredient moxifloxacin hydrochloride, which is a type of medicine known as a quinolone antibiotic. Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
Moxifloxacin works by killing the bacteria that are causing an infection. It does this by entering the bacterial cells and inhibiting a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This enzyme is involved in replicating and repairing the genetic material (DNA) of the bacteria. If this enzyme doesn't work, the bacteria cannot reproduce or repair themselves and this kills the bacteria.
Guidelines for usage
Take Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Drink plenty of fluids while taking Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Take Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg at least 4 hours before or 8 hours after taking other products that may bind to it, decreasing its effectiveness.
Continue to take Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
If you miss a dose of Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
How & where do I store Avelox?
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Before taking Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to other quinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin) or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of diabetes, heart problems (such as recent heart attack), joint/tendon problems (such as tendonitis, bursitis), liver disease, mental/mood disorders (such as depression), myasthenia gravis, nerve problems (such as peripheral neuropathy), seizure disorder, conditions that increase your risk of seizures (such as brain/head injury, brain tumors, cerebral atherosclerosis).
Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg unless your doctor tells you to
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, non prescription drugs, and herbal products).
Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg, especially joint/tendon problems.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg, such as tendon problems (especially if they are also taking corticosteroids such as prednisone or hydrocortisone) and QT prolongation (see above).
During pregnancy, Avelox (Moxifloxacin) 400mg should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.