Sep 6 2017

New FDA Approval: Generic Avelox (Moxifloxacin) – The GoodRx Prescription Savings Blog #quinolone #allergy


Generic Avelox is now available as moxifloxacin 400 mg tablets! The FDA approved moxifloxacin on February 18, 2014. The first company to launch a generic was Teva Pharmaceuticals. Other generic manufacturers will be launching their products in March 2014.

Who and what is this medication for?
Avelox (moxifloxacin ) is an antibiotic indicated for use in adults 18 years of age and older. It is used to treat certain bacteria associated with:

• Skin and skin structure infections

What kind of antibiotic is moxifloxacin ?
Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (also known as a “quinolone”) antibiotic.

I have a sulfa allergy, can I take this medication?

Yes. Moxifloxacin is in an entirely different drug class that is NOT structurally similar to sulfa antibiotics.

I have a penicillin allergy, can I take this medication?

Yes. Moxifloxacin is also in an entirely different drug class that is NOT structurally similar to penicillin antibiotics.

  • It is usually taken once-daily with or without food.
  • You should take it at least 4 hours before or 8 hours after using products containing magnesium, aluminum, iron, or zinc—including antacids, sucralfate. multivitamins, and didanosine chewable/buffered tablets or pediatric powder for oral solution.
  • Avoid excess sunlight/artificial light while taking moxifloxacin .
  • Some possible side effects include diarrhea, or pain, swelling, or inflammation of a tendon, or weakness or inability to use your joints.

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