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I would like to know if I can run a 21km (Two Oceans half marathon) on Saturday while on the following medication:-
I have gout in my foot
I have the following medication but can't remember which one is for gout :
Yes, but...: Yes it can, but it's effectiveness depends on the organism causing the infection. This medicine, better known as avelox, is basically a brother to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin and it is used more for upper respiratory infections -sinus/bronchitis/complicated skin infections/ and some abdominal infections. While it may work, there are often better choices in most cases. ...Read more
Numerous: Can cause changes in level of consciousness, thinking ability. There is a small risk of tendon rupture, so if on corticosteroids or have kidney, liver or other major disorders need to remember this. There are too many reported side-effects to enumerate here, but generally this class (fluorinated quinolones) of antibiotics is considered quite safe for the majority of people. ...Read more
Uncertain: Don't know what type of infection this is. What did the cultures show? Some antibiotics are effective for some types of infections. ...Read more
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Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies in reaction to allergens. Moxifloxacin (Avelox) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. See: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/drug-moxifloxacin/article_em.htm#whatis for a list of possible allergic rxns and adverse effects.
Culture: Most sore throats are viral and do not require any antibiotic. A good idea is a culture of the back of the throat and if the report is "normal flora" drink a lot of fluids, increase your intake of vitamin c. And be patient and let your immune system cure you. Incidentally Moxifloxacin is a third generation fluoroquinolone and is very expensive. Wait for the culture report before drug usage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat Legionnaires': Suspected or proven Legionella pneumonia (Legionnaires') should be treated with a quinolone (eg, levofloxacin) or azithromycin. Moxifloxacin should work, since it is an advanced quinolone medication, and there is medical literature to support this. However, most clinical guidelines list levofloxacin, as it has been used very often and has a great track record. I recommend to see an ID doc for this ...Read more
My husband is taking moxifloxacin HCl 400 mg for an infection....He is having headaches - can he take something for the headaches ?
Took a 14 day course(moxifloxacin) to treat ureaplasma parvum, however I still get abnormal discharge. Do I need to go on another round of treatment?
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