Avelox is an antibiotic belonging to the fluroquinolone group. Avelox is also known by its generic name moxifloxacin, and is prescribed to fight different types of bacterial infections. Avelox is effective against a broad spectrum of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria, and is use in both respiratory infections and for infections like urinary tract infections caused by a variety of coliform bacteria. Avelox works by stopping the supply of important proteins that are needed by the bacteria to survive.
Patients prescribed Avelox should be aware of the many side effects that the drug has. Among these Avelox side effects is inflammation, swelling, chances of rupture of tendons, especially the Achilles tendon of the heel. If you develop tendon pain while on Avelox most physicians recommend stopping the Avelox immediately and contacting the physician for advice.
It is also important to get appropriate rest, eat a nutritious diet and generally take good care of yourself while trying to combat the bacterial infections that Avelox is prescribed to treat. Drinking excess alcohol may lead to impairment of judgment and decision making that reduces your chances of these behaviors. It is a good general rule to avoid the use of Avelox and alcohol in excess.
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