The main active component of the medicine is Levofloxacin, which is a broad-spectrum, third-generation fluoroquinolone antibiotic and optically active L-isomer of ofloxacin with antibacterial activity. This drug diffuses through the bacterial cell wall and acts by inhibiting DNA gyrase (bacterial topoisomerase II), an enzyme required for DNA replication, RNA transcription, and repair of bacterial DNA. Inhibition of DNA gyrase activity leads to blockage of bacterial cell growth.
This mentioned medicine is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics approved to treat bacterial infections by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for virus infections (such as the common cold, flu).
Levofloxacin-composed medicine Avelox works by killing the bacteria that are causing an infection. You should only use this drug to treat bacterial infections.
This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 400 mg: This given antibiotic medication shall be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once a day
It should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with a safer antibiotic.
What is Avelox?
Avelox (moxifloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. It is used to treat different types of bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, lungs, or stomach.
How to take Avelox?
Take Avelox with water, and drink extra fluids to keep your kidneys working properly. You may take this medicine with or without food, at the same time each day.
What should be avoided while taking Avelox?
Do not take Avelox with dairy products such as milk or yogurt, or with calcium-fortified juice. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.
Are there any Avelox side effects?
Signs of an allergic reaction to Avelox include hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling in your face or throat.
What other drugs will affect Avelox?
Antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum, didanosine, vitamin, or mineral supplements containing aluminum, iron, magnesium, or zinc.