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Doctor insights on: Avelox And Pregnancy

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Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to use fexofenadine hydrochloride, ciprofloxacin, and moxifloxacin if im suspecting pregnancy at v early stage.(last ovulation on 9th dec)?

Is it safe to use fexofenadine hydrochloride, ciprofloxacin, and moxifloxacin if im suspecting pregnancy at v early stage.(last ovulation on 9th dec)?

No: Fenofenadine is in category b. Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. But the fluorinated quinolones have the potential to create problems with ligaments and tendons and are not recommended for use in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How soon can I start taking avelox after taking zithromax?

How soon can I start taking avelox after taking zithromax?

Right away: But it would be helpful to know why you are taking these medications, particularly in sequence. Does not seem to make a lot of sense. ...Read more

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I started taking Avelox for prostatitis. How long does it take before side effects are shown. Is this a safe drug? And wise for prostate?

I started taking Avelox for prostatitis. How long does it take before side effects are shown. 

Is this a safe drug? And wise for prostate?

Fluoroquinolone: The prostate is a rather difficult organ to penetrate with antibiotics. It is encapsulated and require long periods of time for any meaningful antibiotic concentrations to build up. Avelox is a 5th generation fluoroquinolone. 3 weeks plus is recommended for the infection. ...Read more

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Side effects of avelox?

Side effects of avelox?

Avelox: Some are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, loss of appetite, headache, weakness, dry mouth, sores in mouth/tongue, sweating. Serious ones are allergic reactions, shortness of breath, confusion, changes in mental status. ...Read more

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I had a fever for a few days of 101 and chills and a terrible cough will avelox help?

Probably not: Moxifloxacin (Avelox®) is an antibiotic and most illnesses like this are due to viruses, such as influenza, and will not respond to this or any other antibiotic. Nobody should ever take any antibiotic except on the advice of a doctor after professional evaluation. Contact your doctor's office. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i take 3 days of avelox 400mg once a day for 3 days for a simple bladder infection?

Can i take 3 days of avelox 400mg once a day for 3 days for a simple bladder infection?

Yes. But,......: As long as you are not allergic to it. But you mention that you are on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Avalox belongs to the same family of antibiotics. Cannot take both together. If you have failure of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) therapy, check with your doc for advice to do culture of urine if not already done. You may need a different class of antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Moxifloxacin (Definition)

Commonly used in eye drops. More powerful than former generational flourquinolones. Inhibits uncoiling of dna supercoiling by ...Read more