Avelox (Moxifloxacin 400 mg)
€39.90 – €190.53
Generic Avelox is a medication identical to the branded drug called Avelox based on Moxifloxacin and marketed in the U.S. It is an antibacterial medication used for a variety of severe bacterial infections including sinusitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, plague, anthrax, and others. Find out more about how to use the drug and when it should not be used from our medication guide below.
Brand name: Avelox
Generic name: Moxifloxacin
Indications: Bacterial infections of respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and soft tissue infections, pneumonia, meningitis, endocarditis, bronchitis, plague, tuberculosis, anthrax, intraabdominal Infection, and others
Benefits: Effectively treats bacterial infections in oral use at home
Generic Avelox (Moxifloxacin 400 mg) guide:
What is Generic Avelox? Is it different from the branded drug?
Avelox is a brand name registered and promoted by Bayer AG pharmaceutical company. The active substance of this antibacterial medication is Moxifloxacin. Moxifloxacin is used as a main active substance in many antibiotic medications sold all around the world under different names. These drugs can be found if you look or ask a pharmacist for Generic Avelox. Usually, generics are cheaper than the branded drugs because they are not widely advertised. In fact, there is no point to buy Avelox when you can get the same drug but with a different name on the package cheaper.
The active substance of the branded medication was first patented and used in 1991. Since then, it was patented again but currently, the formula is already known by various drug makers who are able to manufacture and sell their medications with absolutely the same composition and effect as the brand drug but under different trade names. However, in the U.S., even generics are expensive. In other countries, the difference in price between the branded and a generic drug can be over 3 times. If you wish to get the medicine cheaper, you can order it online from an online pharmacy like ours which is situated abroad.
When should you use Generic Avelox?
The first rule in using any antibiotics or antibacterial drugs is using them only in a confirmed bacterial infection. If you don’t have a diagnosis, do not buy Moxifloxacin. It is an amazing medication with a broad spectrum of activity but it is not effective against viruses and certain bacteria. And if you use it while your condition is caused by a virus, fungi or an infection that isn’t susceptible to the drug, first of all, you won’t see any improvement, secondly, you can only worsen the condition because antibacterial drugs lower the immune protection of the body, and thirdly, the bacteria you have can develop resistance against this particular medication and in a severe infection caused by the same pathogen the drug won’t be effective.
The best time to buy Generic Avelox is when your doctor prescribes you a therapy with this drug or other medication with the same active substance, for instance, Avalox or Avelon (the names registered in the U.S.). The medication is appointed for the therapy of respiratory tract infections, including sinusitis, community-acquired pneumonia, cellulitis, skin and soft tissue infections, anthrax, intraabdominal infections, meningitis, endocarditis, plague, tuberculosis, and others.
How to use Avelox?
In this medication guide, we provide general instructions for use of the medication in adults. For more precise dosing and treatment course duration please consult your doctor.
– Community-acquired pneumonia treatment: the 400 mg pills should be taken orally every 24 hours during 7 or 14 days.
– Sinusitis treatment: the 400 mg pills should be taken orally every 24 hours during 10 days.
– Bronchitis treatment: the 400 mg pills should be taken orally every 24 hours during 5 days.
– Complicated skin and soft tissue infections: the 400 mg pills should be taken orally every 24 hours from 7 to 21 days.
– Intraabdominal Infection: the 400 mg pills should be taken orally every 24 hours from 5 to 14 days.
For the dosages and treatment course of other conditions such as tuberculosis, plague, anthrax, and others treated by the drug, a constant doctor’s supervision is required and the dosages are selected individually based on the dynamics. Pediatric dosages are also not listed here because they are chosen based on the child’s weight and are administered in a form of suspension. Besides, some bacterial infections require intravenous infusion of the medication for the effective treatment which cannot be done at home without medical assistance.
What is the mechanism of Moxifloxacin action?
The medication breaks the synthesis of the DNA of a microbial cell and has a bactericidal effect. The damaged bacteria are dissolved in the body and excreted with urine and feces.
What are contraindications for Moxifloxacin use?
Do not buy Moxifloxacin if you have hypersensitivity (allergy) to the drug or other quinolones, the drug is not recommended before 18 years of age.
The medication should be cautiously used in people with the long QT syndrome, uncorrectable hypokalemia; people who use antiarrhythmic agents of the IA class (quinidine, procainamide) or III class (amiodarone, sotalol); suffer from the diseases of the central nervous system, predisposing to the occurrence of convulsive seizures; epilepsy; severe hepatic impairment. If your doctor isn’t aware of your conditions or allergies, you need to inform him or her about them to avoid harming your body with the antibacterial drug.
Use of the medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Use in pregnancy is possible if the expected benefit of therapy exceeds the potential risk to the fetus. The drug penetrates the breast milk; therefore, breastfeeding women should stop breastfeeding if the use Moxifloxacin plays a crucial factor for the woman’s health.
What are possible adverse reactions caused by the drug use?
In general, due to the specifics of the mechanism of action of antibacterial drugs, they are likely to cause the occurrence of side effects. Therefore, before you order Moxifloxacin, you should be morally prepared that it can cause severe adverse reactions such as headache, asthenia, malaise, insomnia/drowsiness, nervousness, anxiety, tremor, vertigo, perversion of taste, tachycardia, palpitation, vasodilation, prolongation of the QT interval, leukopenia, decreased prothrombin, vomiting, dry mouth, dyspepsia (indigestion), pain in the stomach, flatulence, constipation, candidiasis of the mouth, lack of appetite, stomatitis, glossitis, impaired hepatic tests, vaginal candidiasis, vaginitis, rash, itching, allergic swelling, angioedema, and others.
If you notice any of these or other side effects associated with the drug use, inform your doctor immediately. In case you are allergic to the medication, your health care provider would need to change the main medication in your therapy.
Negative interactions of Moxifloxacin with other medications
The combined use of other medications with Avelox (Moxifloxacin) can result in the decrease of efficacy of one of the medications, increase of their toxicity or occurrence of other side effects. Therefore, you must inform your doctor about any drugs that you use or plan to use before you start using this antibacterial drug.
The risk of rupture of the tendon increases in combined use of Avelox (Moxifloxacin) with corticosteroids.
Antacids (medicines to lower stomach acidity), sucralfate, metal cations, multivitamins, and other drugs can inhibit the absorption of the antibacterial drug. To avoid it, Avelox (Moxifloxacin) should be taken 4 hours before the listed drugs or 8 hours after their intake.
Overdose of Avelox (Moxifloxacin)
According to the clinical trials, the overdose which doesn’t exceed 2.8 grams doesn’t cause any serious adverse reactions. However, if you overdosed and start suffering from any of the listed above side effects, you should seek medical assistance. Usually, based on the severity of symptoms and the size of the taken dosage, various medical procedures are involved in the treatment such as administration of sorbents, gastric lavage, hydration, ECG monitoring, hemodialysis, and symptomatic therapy.
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