Are there any risks in taking Avelox?

There are some risks associated with taking Avelox. Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to medication or other substances. Little or no information exists on whether Avelox is safe during pregnancy, so tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking the medication. If you are breastfeeding, let your doctor know before you take Avelox because the medication passes in to breast milk. Avelox can cause swelling or rupturing of the Achilles tendon. If you experience sudden pain or swelling in any of your joints, call your doctor right away and rest the area until you get further instructions. Some cases of nerve damage have been reported in people taking similar drugs, leading to pain, numbness, tingling or weakness, which is sometimes irreversible. Avelox can affect your blood sugar, causing it to become either too high or too low. Diabetics should watch their blood glucose closely while taking Avelox. 

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