Avelox

Avelox
Avelox is a quinolone antibiotic active against a number of bacterial infections, including community acquired pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis as well as infections of skin and abdomen. It comes in tablet form with 400 mg of Moxifloxacin and is taken once daily. The length of therapy depends on the type of bacteria and ranges between 5 to 21 days.
  • Expire Date: Apr 2021
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Avelox 400 mg


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What is Avelox?
Avelox (Moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic drug whose primary function is eliminating bacteria in the body. It can be classified as a fluoroquinolone – a group of antibacterial drugs that prevent bacterial DNA from duplicating. Avelox functions by inhibiting DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV – two enzymes that contribute to cell replication. This drug was approved by the FDA in 1999 and has since then become widely available in over 80 countries as a successful means of treating various bacterial infections.

What are the indications for using Avelox?
Avelox is a multi-faceted drug that is compatible for treating the following conditions:
  • Acute bacterial sinusitis - an inflammation of the sinuses caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms include headache, toothache, facial pain, nasal discharge, etc.
  • Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis – an inflammation of the bronchial tubes often caused by smoking or inhalation of irritants, made worse by a bacterial infection. The most common symptoms are coughing, wheezing, fever, chills, and shortness of breath.
  • Community acquired pneumonia – a lung disease acquired through contact with infected persons. Bacteria enter the lungs and spreads through the upper respiratory tract, causing fever, chills, and fatigue. Left untreated, the symptoms can become much more severe.
It is also commonly applied to treat skin infections and intra-abdominal infections caused by bacteria.

What is the dosage of Avelox?
Avelox comes in the form of tablets. Each tablet is 400mg and the recommended dose is one tablet every 24 hours. The period of treatment is determined by the underlying medical condition and the best way to get a reasonable estimate is to consult a doctor.

What are the contraindications for using Avelox?
This drug is contraindicated to anyone allergic to its active substances or any other type of quinolone. It is only suitable for consumption by adults. Avelox has shown to interact with drugs that contain multivalent cations, so it should be taken four hours before or eight hours after these agents. Avelox is also known to enhance the effect of Warfarin, though is completely incompatible with Class IA and Class III antiarrhythmics.

What are the adverse effects of Avelox?
Clinical trials have shown the occurrence of several severe side effects, such as tendon rupture, peripheral neuropathy, acute liver failure, toxic necrolysis, and others, with many of these reactions caused by a slight overdose.