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Avelox (Moxifloxacin) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Avelox (Moxifloxacin) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 10 ratings/reviews, Avelox has an overall score of 3.50. The effectiveness score is 4.20 and the side effect score is 5. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Avelox review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Swollen lymph nodes, sick
Dosage & duration:   400 MG taken 1/day for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Cleared up the infection. I had been on a less effective antibiotic a week earlier, which had not worked.
Side effects:   I got a small rash on my arms right after finishing all the pills.
Comments:   I took 1 400 MG pill per day for 5 days and got plenty of rest and drank plenty of fluids. (My lymph nodes and thyroid glands were swollen and I generally felt ill.)

 

Avelox review by 63 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus inection
Dosage & duration:   400 mg taken 1 pill for the period of once
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   dyazide
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   None. Ended up in the hospital. Could have died within 15 minutes. This drug is dangerous. Couldn't talk, passed out and was rushed to hospital. NEVER HAD SUCH AN EXPERIENCE WITH A DRUG. It took several IV'S before I started to feel a little better. This medicine has long lasting effects on your body. Had problems thinking, had feelings of fear and walked like I was drunk. No I don't drink. I would never reccommend this medicine to anyone.
Side effects:   If my husband hadn't acted quickly I would have been dead in 15 minutes.
Comments:   I don't remember everything for I had passed out. Needed oxygen, had epipen, benedryl and prednisonle(sp) through several IV'S.

 

Avelox review by 24 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Bronchitis
Dosage & duration:   Two pills a day taken once. shock came two hours later. for the period of I had taken Avalox previously.
Other conditions:   5 months later I came down with Rheumetoid Arthritis.
Other drugs taken:   Adderall
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had taken avalox several times before because I had become immune to other antibiotics. Avalox seemed to work previously.
Side effects:   I almost died. I made it thru the first set of double doors at the emergency room and colapsed. I believe that this triggered me to get Rheumatoid Arthritis five months later.
Comments:   Chemo likely for the rest of my life.

 

Avelox review by 31 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   400 mg taken 1x day for the period of 7 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   resistant sinus infection cleared up completely
Side effects:   none
Comments:   I was prescribed this antibiotic after a course of a z-pak that didn't do the trick. This was a fast acting drug that was aggressive and effective and had little to no side effects. I will be requesting this as my first line of treatment from now on.

 

Avelox review by 44 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   400 mgs for 14 days taken once per day for the period of only 3 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none apparent
Side effects:   Over the course of three nights, within an hour or two of first taking it, I had heart palpitations, confusion, inability to concentrate, problems balancing, extreme tiredness, lasting muscle weakness, nightmares and sleeplessness, anxiety, rash, a sureness I was dying and not even caring! I have never had a reaction to any drugs, and I am furious that a drug like this would even be on the market.
Comments:   I think my doctor was very irresponsible to prescribe this antibiotic without first having me try something else. I am now taking Clarithromycin and am doing fine with this drug. The mental side effects of Avelox have now disappeared, five days later, but I am still very weak and my joints hurt.

 

Avelox review by 40 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   400 mg taken took 1 for the period of 1/day for 7 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none
Side effects:   body went into shock - rash all over my entire body, worst stomach I've experienced in my entire life. Had to be carried into the emergency room via ambulance until it cleared enough to return home. It's one day later and I still have the rash and am exhausted. Stay away.
Comments:   don't take it.

 

Avelox review by 59 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   400mg taken 1 per day for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Felt better fairly quickly
Side effects:   none
Comments:   I had a terrible sinus infection with very congested lungs. By the end of the 2nd day of treatment I began to feel better. This drug works and I had no side effects. I'm glad I have insurance because without it,10 pills were $181 at Walmart, $192 at Walgreens and $207 at Target.

 

Avelox review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   1 tablet / 5 days taken 1 time for the period of 1 to,e
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   PSE 40 / GFN 400 decongestant
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   None. made me sick to my stomach.
Side effects:   Took medicine with dinner and glass of milk to coat stomach. Within 40 min. of taking Avelox I knew I would be vomitting. Upset stomach lingered to next morning. Won't take again
Comments:   will need to go back to dr. for another perscription. It's my fault..should never have agreed to take something new. Had simialr reaction to Augmentin.

 

Avelox review by 33 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   400mg taken 1 for the period of 1
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   No benefit at all
Side effects:   I'm kinda glad to see I wasn't the only one who experienced this. I honestly felt I was going to end up in the hospital. Sweats, heavy nausea, dizziness, my whole body felt numb and shaking, extreme cramping. The next day, I felt I didn't have any muscles!! Weak and felt drunk! Aweful experience!
Comments:   I took only one. Never again!

 

Avelox review by 34 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   400mg po daily taken 1 per day for the period of 1 doses
Other conditions:   hx depression
Other drugs taken:   zoloft
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none
Side effects:   i ended up in the er, i actually felt like i was dying, tremors to the point i could not walk, tingling in hands and feet, feeling of empending doom, qrs changes on ekg, pvc's on ekg,palpatations in chest. increased heart rate and blood pressure. i will never take this classification of drug again. i had pneumonia in the past and was on levaquin for weeks and had no reaction. i hope i never feel this way again.
Comments:   er did ekg, ct scan, lab work and discharged me home later in the day
 


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