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Can I use avelox for bilateral severe pain in lower abdomen after having rough sex? I haven't had regular sex in a year and a lot of sex over last 2 w
No: If you need avelox, you need to be evaluated by a physician. Self treating with Avelox could be dangerous and i don't recommend it. Avelox is serious antibiotic used for serious infections. One the one hand, you may not need it. Secondly, you may get serious side effects, third, if you do have a serious infection, it may not respond. In all of those cases, you'll need tests & follow up. ...Read more
A week ago i was put on avelox and pain meds for rti. The last few days I have developed a nasal congestion, still feel pnd. What should I use?
Nasal congestion: It could be that your infection developed into a sinus infection if your nose if congested, you need to see your doctor again. ...Read more
My doc prescribed me avelox for a sinus infection. On day 3, feeling a little jittery/off. Maybe even heart palpitations. Should i discontinue use?
Probably: But please discuss with prescribing physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually in 2-3 days: Avelox has a half-life of about 12 hours (taken orally, 15hrs in IV form)--this means in 12 hours, 1/2 of what you took into your body is gone. In another 12hours, 1/4 left, at 36hours, 1/8 isl left etc..So for for the typical course of about 10 days therapy, most of the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is out of your system in about 2-3 days following your last dose--very cool biochemistry. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more
Can i attend a party for very young children and I have been on avelox for four days and it was presribed for five days?
Enjoy: No problems. Go to the party and have fun. ...Read more
OTC Meds as well: Abx, help fight the infection, but sometimes doesn't make one feel better right away. I have my patients also use Mucinex (guaifenesin) to loosen the mucus as well as saltwater rinse. This combination works well for my sinus patients along with the antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus Infection: Most patients get "better" by the 3rd - 5th day after starting avelox. But, if the sinuses are still clogged up, the pressure may persist. This assumes most of the symptoms are due to the presence of a bacterial infection. Add an oral decongestant, or best add afrin, (oxymetazoline) 2 puffs / 2 - 3 times per day, for up to three days. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is addicting, if used longer than a few days. Don't continue the use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To know how long do the side effects last after you finish your meds this from taking avelox or could it be something else?
Avelox: The half life of Avelox is 12.7 hours. It takes 5 half lives to clear the medication from your body. Thus, in 63.5 hours 99.9% of Avelox is out of your system. The side effects should resolve after 63.5 hours. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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