Bayer Schering Pharma AG | Avelox (Medication)


Avelox/moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic medicine used to treat certain types of infections caused by certain germs called bacteria in adults 18 years or older. It is not known if Avelox is safe and works in people under 18 years of age.

Sometimes infections are caused by viruses rather than by bacteria. Examples include viral infections in the sinuses and lungs, such as the common cold or flu. Antibiotics, including Avelox, do not kill viruses.

Call your healthcare provider if you think your condition is not getting better while you are taking Avelox. ...

Side Effect:

Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:severe/persistent headache, vision changes, shaking (tremors), seizures, severe dizziness, fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e. g. , anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, depression, rare thoughts of suicide).

Nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, weakness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. ...


This medication may rarely cause serious changes in blood sugar levels, especially if you have diabetes. Watch for symptoms of high blood sugar including increased thirst and urination.

This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:diabetes, heart problems (e. g. , recent heart attack), joint/tendon problems (e. g. , tendonitis, bursitis), liver disease, myasthenia gravis, nervous system disorder (e. g. , peripheral neuropathy), seizure disorder, conditions that increase your risk of seizures (e. g. , brain/head injury, brain tumors, cerebral atherosclerosis).

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...