Avelox is an antibiotic drug in the group of drugs called as fluoroquinolones which fights bacteria which attack the human body. Avelox is used in the treatment of different types of bacterial infections like skin infections, sinuses, lung or stomach infections etc. It is also used in the treatment and prevention of plague.
The dosage of Avelox (moxifloxacin) can vary depending on the specific infection being treated, the severity of the condition, and other individual factors. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare professional or the prescribing information on the medication label. The following are general dosage guidelines for adults:
Respiratory Tract Infections:
- Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis: 400 mg once daily for 5 days.
- Community-acquired pneumonia: 400 mg once daily for 10 days.
Skin and Skin Structure Infections:
- Uncomplicated: 400 mg once daily for 7 days.
- Complicated: 400 mg once daily for 7-21 days.
- Acute bacterial sinusitis: 400 mg once daily for 10 days.
It's important to note that these are general guidelines, and your healthcare professional may adjust the dosage based on your specific condition. Always take the prescribed dosage and complete the full course of treatment, even if you start feeling better.
Avelox is a hydrochloride which is a synthetic antibacterial agent used for oral & intravenous administration. It is available in the form of injections and tablets with each tablet being film coated with moxifloxacin hydrochloride roughly equivalent to 400 mg strength having inactive ingredients like microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol & ferric oxide.AveloxInjection is available in a 250 millilitre flexibag which is sterile, preservative free and contains 0.8 percent sodium chloride aqueous sln. Of moxifloxacin hydrochloride. The pH ranges in between 4.1 to 4.6 and appears yellowish in colour. The inactive ingredients of the solution include sodium chloride, Water for Injection, USP, hydrochloric acid &/or sodium hydroxide.
Avelox which is used for treating variety of infections belongs to a class of quinolone antibiotic drugs and works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic does not treat viral infections such as common cold & flu.
The side effects of Avelox are:
- Problem in breathing
- Swelling of the face,
- Swelling in the foot
- Permanent nerve damage
- Sudden pain,
- burning pain
- chest pain
- fast or pounding heartbeat
- muscle weakness
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- paling or yellowing of skin
- dark colored urine
- feeling anxious
- thoughts about suicide
- high blood sugar
- increased thirst
- increased urination
- increased hunger
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Weight loss
Avelox should not be used by people if they are allergic to moxifloxacinand/ or other fluoroquinolones like the ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, norfloxacingemifloxacin, and others. Also, Avelox must be given a miss by people having a muscle disorder.
Pregnancy and Avelox
It is advisable to inform the doctor about pregnancy or planning to get pregnant before taking avelox. Moxifloxacin will be recommended by the doctor only if the benefits far beat the negatives of this medicine. This drug is not known if it passes into the breast milk and hence it is necessary to consult the doctor before breast feeding.
Some frequently asked questions about Moxifloxacin
What is Moxifloxacin?
Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic medication that belongs to the fluoroquinolone class. It is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, skin and skin structure infections, and sinusitis.
How does Moxifloxacin work?
Moxifloxacin works by inhibiting the activity of bacterial enzymes called DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. These enzymes are essential for the replication and repair of bacterial DNA. By inhibiting these enzymes, Moxifloxacin prevents the bacteria from multiplying and effectively treats the infection.
What types of infections are treated with Moxifloxacin?
Moxifloxacin is commonly used to treat respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, skin and skin structure infections, and acute bacterial sinusitis. However, it is important to note that Moxifloxacin should only be used for bacterial infections and is not effective against viral infections.
What is the usual dosage of Moxifloxacin?
The dosage of Moxifloxacin can vary depending on the type and severity of the infection. For most infections, the typical dosage is 400 mg once daily.
What are the common side effects of Moxifloxacin?
Common side effects of Moxifloxacin may include nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and skin rash. It is important to be aware of any potential allergic reactions or severe side effects such as tendon inflammation or rupture, and to seek medical attention if you experience any concerning symptoms.
Can Moxifloxacin interact with other medications?
Moxifloxacin may interact with certain medications, including other antibiotics, antacids containing aluminum or magnesium, and medications that affect heart rhythm. It is important to inform your doctor or pharmacist about all the medications you are taking to avoid potential interactions.
Is Moxifloxacin safe for everyone?
Moxifloxacin may not be suitable for everyone. It is important to inform your healthcare professional about your complete medical history, including any kidney or liver problems, history of tendon disorders, or known allergies. They will determine if Moxifloxacin is appropriate for you and adjust the dosage if needed.
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