How is Avelox prescribed?
Avelox is prescribed to individuals in order to treat different types of bacterial infections. It is primarily administered to adults with bacterial pneumonia, bronchitis, and bacterial sinusitis.
What are the side effects of Avelox?
Side effects may include nausea, sleeplessness, headache, diarrhea, or dry mouth. These events do not normally require medical attention, however if they become excessive, contact your doctor. If you have diarrhea, do not treat it with over the counter medication. Contact your doctor if it lasts more than 2 days or seems to be excessive.
Serious side effects include irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, seizures, weakness, apparent allergic reaction, confusion or hallucinations. Should any of these events occur, contact a medical professional immediately.
What drug interactions should be avoided with Avelox?
Avelox is negatively affected by the following drugs: antacids, anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen, iron or zinc supplements or vitamins containing these minerals, Warfarin (blood thinners), and any medication prescribed for depression, anxiety or psychotic episodes.
Notify your physician if you are taking these or any other medications or herbal supplements.
How should I use this medication?
As always, take the medication as prescribed by your physician. Avelox is to be taken orally with or without food. Dosages should be administered in 4 hour intervals. Do not skip a dosage – continue to take the medication even if you are feeling better.
At this time, Avelox is not being used to treat children. Keep this drug out of the reach of children.
If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar carefully while on this medication. Do not operate machinery or drive while on this medication as it can cause drowsiness. People who take this medication are sensitive to the sun. Do not stay in the sun for prolonged periods of time while taking this product.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember to. If you are already pretty close to your next scheduled dose, only take one. Do not double up on the medication.
Should you find you may have taken too much of the medication, contact an emergency room or poison control center immediately.