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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Avelox oral.

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Condition: Acute Bacterial Infection of the Sinuses
3/6/2014 1:16:48 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
two hours after taking one pill i ended up in the emergency room. i got extremely dizzy, my skin on my face, neck, and chest turned bright red and my mouth got immediate cotton mouth. Also, i felt completely panicky. The er put me on an iv drip to flush it out of my system and was told never to take it again. very scary reaction and it took me over 24 hrs to feel like myself again.

Condition: Acute Bacterial Infection of the Sinuses
2/5/2014 11:46:24 AM

Reviewer: sva, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
If you're not allergic, this is a great treatment for sinus infections. Once a day for 5 days and I started feeling better after one treatment. Take the full 5 days.

Condition: Acute Bacterial Infection of the Sinuses
1/8/2014 3:52:34 PM

Reviewer: jas, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Within the first day of taking this medication I noticed my left arm becoming increasingly 'stiff' and a feeling of cramp in both my feet. By Day 3 I could no longer lift my arm high enough to wash my hair in the shower. Once I realised it was probably the medication I stopped taking it immediately, the arm improved but I occasionally have trouble with both feet. The side-effects for thi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acute Bacterial Infection of the Sinuses
12/28/2013 9:39:31 AM

Reviewer: betternow, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was given a generic for Cefzil and it did nothing to treat the pain and infection in my sinus and throat. After a week I switched to Avelox for 5 days (once per day) and it worked quickly. I had taken it once before for a similar problem some years ago and I remembered how effective it was and asked to try it again since the first drug did not work.

Condition: Acute Bacterial Infection of the Sinuses
11/16/2013 8:46:41 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Awful med...will never take it again and believe that it should be taken off the market. Within 3 hours of taking 1 pill, I started feeling very sick. My body started shaking, breathing was rapid and shallow, and I was extremely anxious and irritable. I did not take any more pills. 48 hours after taking 1 pill, I was still experiencing bad side effects plus chest pain and rapid heart beat. I ... Show Full Comment

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