- Moxifloxacin is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
- This medication belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics.
- It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
- This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections.
- It will not work for virus infections (such as common cold, flu).
- Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
How To Use:
Acute Bacterial Sinusitis
- 400 mg Oral tablet once daily for 5-10 days
- Reserve fluoroquinolones for patients who do not have other available treatment options for acute sinusitis
- 400 mg Oral tablet once daily for 7-14 days
Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis:
- Indicated for acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis caused by bacterial infections
- 400 mg Oral tablet once daily for 5 days
- Reserve fluoroquinolones for patients who do not have other available treatment options for acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
Skin & Skin Structure Infections:
- 400 mg Oral tablet once daily for 7 day
- 400 mg Oral tablet once daily for 7-21 days
- 400 mg Oral tablet once daily for 5-14 days.
Pneumonic & Septicemic Plague:
- Indicated in adults for the treatment of plague, including pneumonic and septicemic plague, caused by susceptible isolates of Yersinia pestis; it is also indicated for prophylaxis of plague in adults.
- 400 mg Oral tablet once dailyx10-14 days.
- Begin administration as soon as possible after suspected or confirmed exposure to Yersinia pestis.
Child dosage (ages 0–17 years):
- It hasn’t been confirmed that this drug is safe and effective for use in children younger than 18 years.
Warnings And Precautions:
- It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine to make sure this medicine is working properly.
- blood and urine tests are needed to check for any unwanted effects.
- If you have low potassium levels in the blood, moxifloxacin may increase your risk of having a fast, slow or irregular heartbeat, loss of consciousness, or fainting spells.
- If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor right away.
- This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.
- call your doctor right away if you have itching, hives, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after you take this medicine.
- Serious side effects can occur during treatment with this medicine and can sometimes occur without warning. Possible warning signs include black, tarry stools, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, bloody or cloudy urine, chills, decreased urination, diarrhea, fever, joint or muscle pain, red skin lesions, often with a purple center, sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips, severe stomach pain, skin rash, swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs, unusual bleeding or bruising, unusual weight gain, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Check with your doctor immediately if you notice any of these warning signs.
- Moxifloxacin may lower the number of some types of blood cells in your body.
- because of this, you may bleed or get infections more easily.
- To help with these problems, avoid being near people who are sick or have infections.
- Wash your hands often. Stay away from rough sports or other situations where you could be bruised, cut, or injured.
- Brush and floss your teeth gently. Be careful when using sharp objects, including razors and fingernail clippers.
- Moxifloxacin may cause diarrhea, and in some cases it can be severe.
- it may occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine.
- Do not take any medicine to treat diarrhea without checking first with your doctor.
- Diarrhea medicines may make the diarrhea worse or make it last longer.
- If you have any questions about this or if mild diarrhea continues or gets worse, check with your doctor.
- Moxifloxacin 400 Mg Film-Coated Tablets