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Side Affects Of Avelox
As listed below: Keep in mind that most antibiotics can cause these side effects. Side-effects include nausea, vomiting, rashes, and antibiotic-associated colitis. Loose bowel movements (diarrhea) may also occur. Rarer side-effects include mental changes, lightheadedness, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, sensitivity to lights and sounds, and unclear thinking. ...Read more
Various: Levofloxacin(levoquin) like most antibiotics has many potential side effects although most patients tolerate them without problems. Nausia, vomiting and diarrhea are among the most common side effects. Allergic reactions occur occasionally. Clostridium difficile colitis occurs. Rarely elderly or immunocompromised patients can develop tendonitis or tendon rupture especially the achilles tendon. ...Read more
Cefuroxime SE's: Common: diarrhea/nausea/vomiting; vaginitis; elevated liver enzymes, diaper rash; impaired kidneys; anemia; jarisch-herxheimer rxn. Serious: severe allergic rxns; kidney damage; decreased blood cell elements (rbc's, wbc's, platelets, etc); seizures; clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. ...Read more
Side effects: Common side effects for this drug are listed as: -diarrhea, stomach upset/nausea, abdominal pain or vomiting. More serious side effects can occur and affect the liver, blood cell production and cause inflammation of the colon (colitis). Contact a doctor if any concerns about a serious reaction to a medication ...Read more
Fluconazole!: A great antifungual drug. Yes, liver issues are commonly listed (but very uncommon) as a side effect and its effects on the metabolism of other drugs (increasing levels of statins, viagra, (sildenafil) cialis), but they are far more less likely to have these issues compared with other systemic antifungals. I've used it in hundreds of patients without seeing a single major problem. ...Read more
Some severe: Mostly stomach cramps and diarrhea for some people but people can have a severe allergic reaction, which causes breathing trouble and can even cause death, rarely seizures, a severe skin condition called toxic epidermal necrolysis and steven-johnson's syndrome. Most people do not have any trouble with it. I always recommend eating yogurt with an active culture to help the stomach issues. ...Read more
Many, but not common: 400 characters box won't be enough space, but here is the list: nausea, abd pain, diarrhea, vomitting, abnormal liver enzyme, headache, increase serum creatinin, rash, restlessness, allergic reaction, chest pain, anorexia, joint pain, back pain, bad taste, disequilibrium, blurred vision, asthma attack, drowsiness, leg/foot pain, flushing, insomnia, hypotension and more..Hope that didn't scare you. ...Read more
It can be.: Side effects of Ethosuximide can include dizziness, headache, sleepiness, decreased appetite, diarrhea, GI upset, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, confusion, altered sleep, itch, enlarged gums, hiccups, tongue swelling, change in blood count, allergic reaction, vision changes, & even psychosis, seizure, lupus, suicidal thoughts and behavior, or severe rash. ...Read more
Many, including: diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain, gas, indigestion, constipation,unpleasant metallic taste in mouth, heartburn, headache, flushing of the skin, nail changes, muscle pain Some side effects can be serious. Call your doctor immediately or get emergency treatment if you get: chest pain or rash ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several- check PI: Side effects of Levofloxacin includes: potential for contracting c difficile associated diarrhea, achilles tendon rupture, and potentially, a prolonged qtc on an ekg, increasing the risk of torsades. The list of side effects is listed in the product insert, available at the product website or on the advertisement reverse side. ...Read more
Many but not common: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is well tolerated but some side effects are 1allergic reaction rare but can be serious, rash, heart beating fast, fainting and dizziness 2joint pain and swelling 3 diarrhea watery or bloody 4confusion, headache, hallucination 5 pale or yellow skin and dark urine, fever&weakness 6urinating less 7nausea&vomiting 8blurred vision 9sllep problem, anxiety 10anxiety&agitation most tolerate well/no effect. ...Read more
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
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
I stopped taking avelox just after one pill due to the side effects(headache, pain in the wrists and the feet). When are they supposed to disappear?
Was told I could have epididymitis w pain in right testicle & on right side.I took zpak for bronchitis.now on Avelox for sinus inf. will it treat this?
Here are some ...: Both azithromycn and moxifloxacin are not the first choice for treating chlamidia or gono, but may be used as alternative. However, if you indeed had epididymitis remained a concern and uncertainty because it ain't clear if the Dx of peididymitis was based on some testicular pain or physical findings or ultrasound or combo. So, seek timely evaluation & counseling to ensure a correct Dx ... ...Read more
I have been prescribed 20mg of prednisone. 5 days, take 3 pills 1time/day. Prescribed to me because my bronchitis is not going away after 7 days of taking 10 day course of Avelox.
I know there are many possible side effects. I am experiencing several, bu
Prednisone: Can cause a lot of side effects, especially at higher doses. For some, 60 mg at one time can cause feelings of nervousness, mood swings, insomnia etc, as well as elevations in blood sugar and blood pressure. If you are experiencing these, you could try splitting the dose in half and take it twice per day, or if that is still causing side effects, you may need to take a lower dose.Talk to your Dr. ...Read more
Doctor subscribed me avelox for a sinus infection. On day 3, feeling some adverse side effects. Is it possible to switch to a different antibiotic?
Yes: A number of alternatives exist. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
I was taking avelox due to sinus infec and fever.than started vomiting and diarrhea.now nausea only.and my GGT is 440 and ALT 230.avelox side effect?
Possible, not common: The FDA has reported acute liver failure in 6.6 cases per 10 million prescriptions of moxifloxacin (Avelox). I would make sure you're not taking other things that might affect your liver (tylenol, alcohol, eg) and follow up with your doctor to make sure these are not getting higher! ...Read more
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
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
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
Depends: Avelox is an excellent antibiotic to treat sinus infections. In case someone develops recurrent infections, it may be chosen as first line. If someone does not get sinus infections regularly, i would start with something else. But it also depends on the individuals' previous drug allergies/reactions. This is a complex decision to make. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer