Avelox 400 mg

Generic Name: Moxifloxacin 400 mg
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About Avelox

What Avelox is used for

Your doctor has prescribed AVELOX because you have a certain type of bacterial infection.

What Avelox does

AVELOX is an antibiotic. It kills many of the types of bacteria that can infect the lungs, sinuses, abdomen, and skin.

When Avelox should not be used

Avoid using AVELOX if you are allergic to moxifloxacin hydrochloride or any other quinolone antibiotic.

You should not take AVELOX if you are allergic to any of the non-medicinal ingredients in the product (see What the nonmedicinal ingredients are:).

What the medicinal ingredient is

AVELOX tablets contain 400 mg of moxifloxacin as moxifloxacin hydrochloride (active ingredient).

AVELOX I.V. 250 mL minibags contain 400 mg of moxifloxacin as moxifloxacin hydrochloride (active ingredient).

What the nonmedicinal ingredients for Avelox are

AVELOX tablets are composed of the following nonmedicinal ingredients: cellulose microcrystalline, croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, red ferric oxide, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, polyethylene glycol 4000, and titanium dioxide.

The nonmedicinal ingredients in AVELOX I.V. are sodium chloride, USP, and Water for Injection, USP. It may also contain hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment.

What dosage forms Avelox comes in

AVELOX tablets are available as oblong, dull red film-coated tablets containing 400 mg moxifloxacin. They are engraved with “BAYER” on one side and “M400” on the other.

AVELOX I.V. is available in ready-to-use 250 mL latex-free flexible bags containing 400 mg of moxifloxacin in 0.8% saline. AVELOX I.V. is for intravenous infusion only.


Warnings and Precautions

Serious Warnings and Precautions

  • AVELOX has been shown to lengthen the heartbeat on an electrocardiogram test (QT interval prolongation).

  • Serious hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions, sometimes fatal, have been reported in some patients receiving quinolone therapy, including AVELOX.

  • Seizures may occur with quinolone therapy. Tell your doctor if you have any central nervous system problems (ie, epilepsy). Your doctor will determine whether you should use this medication.

  • AVELOX should not be used by pregnant women unless the doctor determines the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the fetus.

  • AVELOX is not recommended for use by nursing mothers as the effects on the infant are unknown. Your doctor will decide whether you should discontinue nursing your baby or discontinue AVELOX.

  • AVELOX is not recommended for children under the age of 18 years.

See also Side Effects and What to Do About Them:.

BEFORE you use AVELOX talk to your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following apply to you:

  • Some people are born with a rare condition which results in lengthening of the heartbeat on an electrocardiogram test (QT interval prolongation). If you or any of your family members have this condition, you should inform your health care professional.

  • You should avoid taking AVELOX with certain medicines used to treat an abnormal heartbeat. These include quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone or sotalol. Inform your health care professional if you are taking a heart rhythm drug.

  • You have or have had heart problems such as heart failure, an irregular heartbeat, or a slow heartbeat.

  • Some medicines such as cisapride{*No longer marketed in Canada.}, erythromycin, antipsychotics and tricyclic antidepressants may also produce an effect on an electrocardiogram test. These may increase the risk of abnormal heartbeats when taken with AVELOX. For this reason, it is important to let your health care provider know all of the medicines that you are using (including non-prescription medicines).

  • You should avoid AVELOX if your doctor has told you that the amount of potassium in your blood is low. Low potassium can sometimes be caused by medicines called diuretics such as furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide. If you are taking a diuretic medicine you should speak with your health care professional.

  • If you have a history of convulsions, notify your doctor before you start taking this drug.

  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the quinolone drugs or any of the non-medicinal ingredients in AVELOX.

  • AVELOX may be associated with allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, even after a single dose. Stop taking the drug at the first sign of a skin rash or other signs of an allergic reaction and tell your doctor.

  • Please tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast feeding. AVELOX is not recommended for use during pregnancy or nursing, as the effects on the unborn child or nursing infant are unknown.


Interactions with Avelox

Drugs that may interact with AVELOX include:

  • Antacids or vitamin/mineral supplements

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • • Antidiabetic medicines (e.g., insulin, glyburide, glibenclamide)

  • Quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone, sotalol, cisapride*, erythromycin, antipsychotics, tricyclic antidepressants, diuretics (furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide).

See also About This Medication, When it should not be used:, and Side Effects and What to Do About Them:.


Proper Use of Avelox

Usual adult dose

  • You must take AVELOX exactly as prescribed by your doctor. YOU SHOULD NOT INCREASE THE PRESCRIBED DOSE.

  • The recommended adult dose of AVELOX is one 400 mg tablet once a day.

  • The recommended adult dose of AVELOX I.V. is one 250 mL minibag once a day. AVELOX I.V. is to be administered intravenously.

  • AVELOX may be taken with or without food.

  • Do not crush or chew AVELOX tablets. Swallow each one whole with a drink of water.

  • You should drink lots of fluids while taking AVELOX.

  • Avoid excessive sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light (e.g., sunlamps) during treatment with AVELOX and for one day following completion of treatment. If a sunburn-like reaction or skin eruptions occur, contact your doctor.

  • AVELOX may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. You should know how you react to this drug before you operate an automobile or machinery or engage in activities requiring mental alertness or coordination.

  • If you are taking antacids or vitamin/mineral supplements while on AVELOX treatment, you should take AVELOX at least 4 hours before or 8 hours after taking a mineral supplement or a vitamin supplement that also contains minerals, or an antacid containing magnesium or aluminium.

  • The usual length of treatment with AVELOX is 5-10 days. During the course of treatment, all tablets must be taken to make sure that all bacteria have been killed. CONTINUE TAKING THE TABLETS UNTIL THEY ARE FINISHED, EVEN IF YOU BEGIN TO FEEL BETTER.

Overdose

If you take more than the recommended dose, contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department immediately.

Missed dose

If you forget to take a dose, take another as soon as possible. Continue with the next dose 24 hours later. Do not take two doses in any 24 hour period.

Stopped Treatment

If your doctor decides to stop the treatment, do not keep any left over medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Please discard all unused AVELOX tablets.


Side Effects for Avelox and What to Do About Them

Although most people do not have a problem with side effects when taking AVELOX, all medicines can cause unwanted side effects. Discontinue your medicine and contact your doctor at the first sign of rash, hives or skin eruptions, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty in breathing or swallowing or any other symptom of an allergic reaction. Do not take any more medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so. Your doctor may decide to stop your treatment.

Contact your health care professional and stop taking the drug if you develop an irregular heartbeat or have fainting spells.

At the first sign of tendon pain or joint pain, contact your doctor immediately, stop taking the drug, and refrain from exercise.

Other possible side effects which may occur with AVELOX are nausea, diarrhea and dizziness. Some people may have other side effects. If you notice any unusual effects, check with your doctor or pharmacist. If you feel worse or you think your condition is not improving while taking AVELOX, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Serious Side Effects, How Often They Happen and What to Do About Them
Symptom/Effect Stop taking drug and call your doctor or pharmacist
 
Rare
Irregular heartbeat or fainting spells
Nervous system side effects: seizures/convulsions confusion tremors hallucinations depression numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness
Tendon pain, inflammation, or rupture
Symptoms of an allergic reaction: rash hives skin eruption rapid heartbeat difficulty breathing difficulty swallowing swelling of face, lips or tongue
Liver problems with symptoms such as yellowing of the skin and eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, dark urine, and pale stools
Symptoms of a severe bowel condition: persistent diarrhea abdominal or stomach pain/cramping blood/mucus in stool

This is not a complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking AVELOX, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


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