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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?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. James Krick
Urology

In brief: Prostatitis

Flouroquinolone antibiotics are generally considered a good choice for prostatitis.
Prostatitis typically should be treated for at least two weeks with antibiotics. flouo- quinolone antibiotics can be associated with weakening tendons when taken by people over the age of 60 or people that were taking corticosteroids. It is fairly unlikely to occur with a short course of antibiotics

In brief: Prostatitis

Flouroquinolone antibiotics are generally considered a good choice for prostatitis.
Prostatitis typically should be treated for at least two weeks with antibiotics. flouo- quinolone antibiotics can be associated with weakening tendons when taken by people over the age of 60 or people that were taking corticosteroids. It is fairly unlikely to occur with a short course of antibiotics
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