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.
• Chronic bronchitis
• Community-acquired pneumonia
• Intra-abdominal infections
• Skin and skin structure infections
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.