Information about Moxifloxacin
Generic Name : Moxifloxacin
Pronunciation : MOX-ih-FLOX-uh-sin
Latest prescription information about Moxifloxacin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.8
Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Infectives
Trade Names/Brand Names of Moxifloxacin
Why is Moxifloxacin Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is a quinolone antibiotic, prescribed for bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus, skin and skin structure infections, and others. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
When should Moxifloxacin not be taken? (Contraindications)
What is the dosage of Moxifloxacin?
PO- The recommended dose is 400 mg once daily. Duration: 5-21 days, depending on the condition.
How should Moxifloxacin be taken?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Moxifloxacin?
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of nerve problems, stroke, seizures, chest pain, slow heartbeat, low level of blood minerals, liver disease, myasthenia gravis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness and lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
What are the side effects of Moxifloxacin?
• Blood and Lymphatic System : Anemia, eosinophilia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
• Heart : Palpitations, fast or slow heart rate, heart failure, high or low blood pressure and chest pain.
• Eye and ENT : Ringing in the ear and blurred vision.
• Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain/discomfort, flatulence, abdominal distention, stomach inflammation and reflux.
• General Disorders : Fatigue, weakness, swelling in the extremities, uneasiness, chills, fever and facial pain.
• Liver : Abnormal liver function tests.
• Infections : Vaginal infection and mouth fungal infection.
• Metabolic : Elevated blood sugar levels, loss of appetite and dehydration.
• Musculoskeletal : Back pain, joint/muscle pain and muscle spasms.
• Central Nervous System : Sensory loss, drowsiness, dizziness, tremor, lethargy, tingling, tension, headache, fainting, anxiety, confusion, agitation, depression, nervousness, restlessness, hallucination and disorientation.
• Genitourinary : Kidney failure, painful urination and vaginal itching.
• Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, asthma and wheezing.
• Skin : Rash, itching, redness, hives and night sweats.
What are the other precautions for Moxifloxacin?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Moxifloxacin?
Store it at room temperature (25°C).