Avelox┬« (moxifloxacin) is “broad-spectrum” antibiotic that is effective against many different types of bacteria, but what is Avelox prescribed for exactly? This medication is often prescribed for treating bacterial infections in adults. It is commonly used for the treatment of: Abdominal (stomach) infections, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Skin infections and Sinus infections.

Avelox is often used to treat an infection while tests are being done to see which antibiotics are effective. If the results show that an antibiotic with a narrower spectrum of activity will be effective, your doctor may switch you to that drug. This limits antibacterial resistance, since overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics can increase the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Source: http://antibiotics.emedtv.com/avelox/what-is-avelox-prescribed-for.html

Avelox Discussions

  1. link Whattheheck23
    took avelox in june and have had severe pain in legs off and on
    Does anyone have any idea how long these side effects can last? My husband was given iv avelox for 4 days then oral avelox for 7days. He was in the ho - 72% more...
    Whattheheck23- over a year ago - in Avelox
  2. link Jdbear
    hypothermia !
    I have a chronic bacterial infection for which I have taken Avelox / moxifloxacin in the past without any significant adverse side effects. This time, - 81% more...
    Jdbear- over a year ago - in Avelox
  3. link 4ripley7
    Avelox & Permanent Iris Damage
    I have permanent iris damage, Iris Atrophy. I had pneumonia April, 2012, was given Avelox and Zyvox through IV in hospital and then taken orally for 1 - 80% more...
    4ripley7- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Avelox
  4. link Sickandtiredofdocs
    Avelox is a toxic poison!!!!
    Avelox causes more toxic reactions than anaphylaxis. Toxic reactions cause permanent damage,mainly neurological and cardiac. My former posts were as d - 85% more...
    Sickandtiredofdocs- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Avelox
  5. link Concerned Wife
    Axelox tendon rupture
    My husband just ruptured his right patella tendon after taking Avelox a month ago. It appears that most of these posts are over a year ago. Is anyone - 44% more...
    Concerned Wife- over a year ago - in Avelox
  6. link Bluffton Mom
    Side Effects that Scared Me
    I went to my doc he prescribed Avelox I took it at bedtime during early hours I woke up with a rapid heart beat , rash, and tremors. It scared me took - 64% more...
    Bluffton Mom- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Avelox
  7. link Bluffton Mom
    Side Effects that Scared Me
    I went to mu doc who prescribed me Avelox I took dose at nite ,woke up trembling , rapid heart beat and a rash I wouldn't take anymore but it took me - 59% more...
    Bluffton Mom- over a year ago - in Avelox
  8. link Kikoi
    NEVER AGAIN
    THis med made me depressed, emotionless !!!! I couldn't smile , laugh,nothing I was just sitting like a bump on a log
    Kikoi- over a year ago - in Avelox
  9. link Gardenginger
    Avelox Problems
    I was prescribed Avelox for a sinus / bronchitis infection. I had pains in my right shoulder that woke me up at night and also heart palpitations and - 78% more...
    Gardenginger- over a year ago - in Avelox
  10. link Dfastone
    Never again with Avelox
    Was prescribed Avelox for a sinus infection. No problem on day 1. On day 2, tremors, headache and throat started closing within 15 minutes. Went on li - 72% more...
    Dfastone- over a year ago - in Avelox
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