Moxifloxacin (generic Avelox) prescription available online

If you are suffering from a bacterial infection, moxifloxacin (Avelox) can help. Get a new prescription or refill of moxifloxacin from a board-certified doctor online.* Same-day appointments available.

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About moxifloxacin

Moxifloxacin is a prescription antibiotic also known by the brand name Avelox. It belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, which work by stopping the growth of bacteria. Like other antibiotics, Avelox cannot effectively treat viral infections or fungal infections.

Some conditions that moxifloxacinis known to treat include bacterial infections of the lungs, stomach, sinuses, and skin. Moxifloxacin is a generic formulation that is also available under different brand names like Avelox, Vigamox and Moxiflox.

Moxifloxacin may be prescribed as a tablet or injection. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Moxifloxacin, be sure to complete the full course of the antibiotic treatment unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the antibiotic treatment may not fully treat your bacterial infection.

Moxifloxacin is used to treat common infections

There are several FDA-approved uses for Avelox, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your healthcare provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Lung infections

    Avelox is FDA-approved to treat pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, or other bacterial strains. It may also be prescribed to treat chronic bronchitis.

  • Skin infections

    Avelox is FDA-approved to treat skin and skin structure infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, or Enterobacter cloaca.

  • Bacterial sinusitis

    Avelox is FDA-approved to treat acute bacterial sinusitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, or other bacterial strains.

  • Plague

    Avelox is FDA-approved to treat the plague, including the pneumonic and septicemic plague.

  • Intra-abdominal infections

    Avelox is FDA-approved to treat bacterial intra-abdominal infections, including polymicrobial infections caused by Escherichia coli, Bacteroides fragilis, or other bacterial strains.

Moxifloxacin side effects

The side effects associated with taking moxifloxacin are typically mild. Most side effects are associated with gastrointestinal discomfort. Moxifloxacin has some common side effects. They may include:

  • Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Severe stomach pain

    • Watery or bloody diarrhea

    • Muscle weakness

    • Signs of liver problems (dark urine, unusual tiredness, jaundice)

    • Skin rash

    • Increased pressure in the skull (severe headaches, vision problems, ringing in your ears)

    Tell your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. It is not known whether Avelox is safe and effective for children under the age of 18.

How to take Avelox

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Avelox prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Avelox can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. Avelox oral should be taken with water, and you should drink extra fluids to keep your kidneys working properly. You may take the oral dosage form with or without food.

Avelox injection is given as an infusion into a vein. Avelox IV can only be administered by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting.

What to avoid while taking moxifloxacin

Moxifloxacin has over 472 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Possible drug interactions with moxifloxacin include:

Avoid taking supplements that contain magnesium, aluminum, calcium, iron, and/or other minerals that may interfere with the absorption of moxifloxacin. Avoid drinking alcohol, as alcohol may lead to an increased risk of liver problems while taking moxifloxacin.

Avelox prescription FAQs

  • How much does Avelox cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Avelox (400 mg) costs around $90 for five tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as moxifloxacin, can offer a more affordable alternative. Price varies with insurance coverage.

  • How can I refill my Avelox prescription?

    To refill your Avelox prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After reviewing your symptoms, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take Avelox?

    To make sure Avelox is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

    • Heart problems or high blood pressure

    • Liver disease or kidney disease

    • Prolonged QT interval or irregular heartbeat

    • Low potassium levels

    • Diabetes or low blood sugar

    • Allergic reactions to fluoroquinolone antibiotics

    • Tendon rupture, rheumatoid arthritis, or peripheral neuropathy

  • How long should Avelox be taken?

    Avelox is typically prescribed for 5–10 days. Make sure to finish your full course of treatment, even if your symptoms start improving.

  • Can I drink milk with Avelox?

    Do not consume dairy products, antacids, or vitamins containing iron, magnesium, calcium, or zinc within two hours before or after taking Avelox.

  • Can moxifloxacin cause permanent damage?

    In rare cases, fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause long-lasting and potentially permanent side effects, including tendons, muscles, joints, and nervous system damage. Call your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle weakness or sudden pain.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Avelox?

    If you miss a dose of Avelox oral, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is due in less than eight hours. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

    Call your doctor if you miss a dose of Avelox injection.

  • What happens if I take too much Avelox?

    If you've taken too much Avelox, seek immediate medical attention or contact your local poison control center.

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