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Moxifloxacin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Nov 01, 2010
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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

India : 


International : 

Avelox, Vigamox

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 (25C).
Learn more about Moxifloxacin's interaction with Food, Herbs, Alcohol and Caffeine

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chepkoech, Kenya

i was diagnosed with typhoid and brucelor have been taking moxi-bio 400mg once a day and since i have been having severe headache and feeling like i will faint any moment also dizziness

saharan61, India

i was in search of vimox ( moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution but can't find the same but only moxiflxacin.please give some informationn about vigamox

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