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Avelox is an antibiotic used to treat adults with bacterial infections of the lungs, sinuses, skin, and intra-abdominal area (inner belly). It does not work for viral infections (for example, the common cold).
Precautions for Avelox
- Individuals who take Avelox should not drive or operate heavy machinery until they know that Avelox does not cause them to get dizzy.
- Individuals who take Avelox should avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Although not reported with Avelox, certain other quinolones increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight and severe sunburn may result. Call your doctor if you experience severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after exposure to the sun while taking Avelox.
- The following medications can cause Avelox to not be absorbed if taken at the same time:
- antacids containing aluminum or magnesium
- iron supplements
- multivitamins containing iron
- sucralfate (Carafate)
- didanosine (Videx)
Side Effects of Avelox
The side effects of Avelox are generally mild, but serious side effects have been reported in people taking this class of drugs. These reactions may occur after taking just one dose. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Avelox and call your doctor:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives)
- central nervous system (CNS) side effects including seizures, dizziness, confusion, tremors, hallucinations, depression, or suicidal thoughts
- pain, inflammation, or rupture of a tendon
Other side effects may include:
- stomach pain
Who Should Not Take Avelox
Avelox should not be used in individuals who:
- have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin.
- have certain heart irregularities (prolonged QT interval) seen on an electrocardiogram (ECG)
- have untreated low blood potassium
- are taking certain medicines to treat an irregular heartbeat
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