Avelox Oral Tablet 400Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Avelox 400mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: BAYER  |  M400

What is this Medicine?

MOXIFLOXACIN (mox i FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Avelox: Oral tablet(400mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Avelox 400mg Tablet

NDC: 000851733
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Intraabdominal Infections, Skin And Skin Structure Infections, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Plague, Plague Prophylaxis, Community-acquired Pneumonia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Anthrax Prophylaxis, Anthrax, Tuberculosis Infection, Non-gonococcal Urethritis (NGU), Salmonellosis, Campylobacteriosis, Infectious Diarrhea, Shigellosis, Gastroenteritis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection

Storage Information
Avoid excessive humidity
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Avelox 400mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_9483.JPG
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: BAYER  |  M400
Shape: oblong
Color: red

Reported Side Effects for Avelox 400mg Tablet

Retinal Detachment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Night Sweats Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Wheezing Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Restlessness Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Failure Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
0.1-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Paresthesias Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Feeling Sick Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tiredness Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Amylase Levels Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hallucinations Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Eosinophilia Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Failure Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Painful Urination Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Yeast Infection Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Distressed Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Coagulopathy Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Long Qt Syndrome Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Hives Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Platelet Count Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Fats Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
0.1-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
High White Blood Cells Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Anemia Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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