What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Avelox (Moxifloxacin)


Avelox (Moxifloxacin)

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    What is AVELOX?

    • Avelox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic drug used to treat bacterial infections.

    How does AVELOX work?

    • Avelox works by disrupting the bacterial replication process.

    How is AVELOX supplied?

    • Avelox comes as a tablet and is available as a generic product.
      • Oral tablets
        • Avelox 400mg tablet
        • Moxifloxacin 400mg tablet

    How should I store AVELOX?

    • Store your Avelox at room temperature and keep it out of reach of children.

    Fact Table




    AU, US FDA



    Legal status

    RX Only

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    12.1 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    400mg (10 tablets), 400mg (30 tablets


    No known risks


    Avelox, Moxeza, Vigamox

    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code

    J01MA14, S01AE07




    D08237, D00874

    Routes of administration



    Should I take AVELOX with food?

    • You can take Avelox without regard to meals.

    Are there any special instructions for taking AVELOX?

    • Take Avelox 4 hours before or 8 hours after any of the following products:
      • Antacids
      • Sucralfate
      • Aluminum
      • Magnesium
      • Multivitamins
      • Iron
      • Zinc
    • Take Avelox with a full glass of water.
    • Complete your entire prescription for Avelox, even if you feel better.

    What is the usual dose of AVELOX?

    • Take 400mg by mouth once per day.
    • The duration of your treatment will be determined by your doctor.


    What is the active ingredient in AVELOX?

    • The active ingredient in Avelox is moxifloxacin hydrochloride.

    What are the inactive ingredients in AVELOX?


    Who should avoid taking AVELOX?

    • Do not take Avelox if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
    • Avoid Avelox if you have a history of tendon disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Avoid using Avelox if you have a history of neuropathy.

    What are the risks associated with taking AVELOX?

    • Avelox can cause a heart condition called QT-interval prolongation. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
    • Avelox can interact with other medications. Talk about your medications with your doctor before starting an Avelox regimen.
    • Using Avelox can lead to a potentially life-threatening skin condition called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
    • Using Avelox can lead to a secondary gastrointestinal infection caused by C. difficile. Ask your doctor about the risk.
    • Avelox can lead to tendon pain and tendon rupture. Discuss your risk with your doctor.
    • Avelox can cause symptoms of myasthenia gravis to worsen.
    • If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, discuss the risks of Avelox with your doctor.

    Side Effects

    What are the common side effects of AVELOX?

    • Decreased blood potassium levels
    • Abdominal pain
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Liver enzyme elevations
    • Dizziness
    • Headache

    What are the serious side effects of AVELOX?

    • Aortic aneurysm
    • Prolonged QT interval
    • Torsades de pointes
    • Rash
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • High blood sugar
    • Low blood sugar
    • difficile
    • Agranulocytosis
    • Aplastic anemia
    • Hemolytic anemia
    • Pancytopenia
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Hepatic necrosis
    • Hepatitis
    • Liver failure
    • Myasthenia gravis exacerbation
    • Tendon rupture
    • Tendon inflammation
    • Disorientation
    • Disturbance of attention
    • Guillain-Barre syndrome
    • Memory impairment
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Pseudotumor cerebri
    • Raised intracranial pressure
    • Seizure
    • Agitation
    • Feeling nervous
    • Paranoid disorder
    • Suicidality
    • Kidney failure
    • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis
    • Serum sickness due to drug

    Other Considerations

    • Your doctor should determine your bacterial infection treatment. Do not use Avelox without consulting a doctor.
    • Discuss any concerns you have with your doctor, including Avelox antibiotics side effects.
    • You can buy Avelox 400 mg online. Compare the price of Avelox at Canada Pharmacy.


    1. DailyMed - AVELOX- moxifloxacin hydrochloride TABLET, film coated. (2011). Retrieved April 02, 2020
    2. Avelox. (n.d.). Retrieved April 02, 2020

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 2296

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