This medicine contains the active ingredient moxifloxacin which belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolones. These antibiotics are used to stop several bacterial infections by destroying bacteria and preventing their growth. This medicine is prescribed for the treatment of the infections of the respiratory tract, sinuses, and for the treatment of genital tract in combination with other antibiotics.
Is Moxifloxacin suitable for me?
Moxifloxacin is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic to moxifloxacin, fluoroquinolones or to other ingredients of this medicine
- if you are pregnant or are breast-feeding
- if you are under 18 years of age
- if you have abnormal heart rhythm
- if you have low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood
- if you have a very slow heart rhythm
- if you have heart failure
- if you have serious liver disease
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding
- have kidney problems
- have epilepsy or other neurological conditions
- have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
- have diabetes
- have myasthenia gravis
- have heart problems
Moxifloxacin interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Moxifloxacin?
This medicine is available in form of a film-coated tablet.
You should take moxifloxacin exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
- The usual dose is one 400 mg tablet taken once a day.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Also, this medicine works best if there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep this amount constant, do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Moxifloxacin side effects?
Like all medicines moxifloxacin can cause side effects, including:
- stomach and abdominal ache
- increase of a special liver enzyme in the blood
- infections caused by resistant bacteria or fungi
- change of the heart rhythm (ECG) in patients with low blood potassium level
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.