Moxifloxacin Uses

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What is Moxifloxacin?

Moxifloxacin injection is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body.

Moxifloxacin belongs to the class of medicines known as quinolone antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, moxifloxacin will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

moxifloxacin is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

Moxifloxacin indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the drug is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of drugs used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician. The below description contains indications of Moxifloxacin drug. Have a glance and memorize few.

Oral

Acute bacterial sinusitis

Adult: 400 mg once daily for 7 or 10 days.

Oral

Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis

Adult: 400 mg once daily for 5-10 days.

Oral

Community-acquired pneumonia

Adult: 400 mg once daily for 7-14 days.

Oral

Skin and skin structure infections

Adult: Complicated: 400 mg once daily for 7-21 days; uncomplicated: 400 mg once daily for 7 days.

Oral

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Adult: In combination w/ another antibiotic (e.g. cephalosporin): 400 mg once daily for 14 days.

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Intravenous

Acute bacterial sinusitis

Adult: 400 mg once daily infused over 60 min for 10 days.

Incompatibility: Pantoprazole.

Intravenous

Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis

Adult: 400 mg once daily infused over 60 min for 5 days.

Incompatibility: Pantoprazole.

Intravenous

Community-acquired pneumonia

Adult: 400 mg once daily infused over 60 min for 7-14 days.

Incompatibility: Pantoprazole.

Intravenous

Skin and skin structure infections

Adult: Complicated: 400 mg once daily for 7-21 days; uncomplicated: 400 mg once daily for 7 days. Doses to be infused over 60 min.

Incompatibility: Pantoprazole.

Intravenous

Intra-abdominal infections

Adult: 400 mg once daily infused over 60 min for 5-14 days. May change to oral therapy when clinically appropriate.

Incompatibility: Pantoprazole.

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Ophthalmic

Bacterial conjunctivitis

Adult: As 0.5% soln: Instill 1 drop into the affected eye(s) tid for 7 days.

Child: ≥1 yr Same as adult dose.

How should I use Moxifloxacin?

Use moxifloxacin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Moxifloxacin comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get moxifloxacin refilled.
  • Moxifloxacin is given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. Contact a health care provider if you have any questions.
  • If you miss a dose of moxifloxacin, call your doctor to find out what to do.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use moxifloxacin.

Uses of Moxifloxacin in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A drug can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some drugs can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it. The below information contains the uses of Moxifloxacin drug.

Moxifloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, infections of female upper genital tract, abdominal infections and infections of skin and eye.

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Moxifloxacin description

infoPharmacology is a crucial part of medicine wherein various drugs are used to advance the well-being of an individual. Some drugs cure the infection or a disease; few prevent the occurrence of a symptom or a disease, and few are used in long-term treatment of the disease. Drugs are obtained from the plants as well as they can be synthesized organically. The drugs are used in various combinations or a single drug by the pharmaceutical industry during its preparation. The half-life of each drug is different, and the dosage of the drug depends on the half-life of the drug. The below information gives the detailed description of Moxifloxacin drug.

Moxifloxacin is a synthetic fluoroquinolone antibiotic agent. Bayer AG developed the drug (initially called BAY 12-8039) and it is marketed worldwide (as the hydrochloride) under the brand name Avelox (in some countries also Avalox) for oral treatment.

Active ingredient matches for Moxifloxacin:

Moxifloxacin


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Tablet; Oral; Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride 400 mg
Solution; Ophthalmic; Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride 0.5%
Vigamox 0.5% Solution 3ml Bottle$ 90.72
Vigamox 0.5% eye drops$ 27.22
Avelox 400 mg tablet$ 16.68
Avelox abc pack 400 mg tablet$ 16.35
Avelox iv 400 mg/250 ml$ 0.17
Tablets; Oral; Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride 400 mg
MOXIFLOXACIN 400MG TABLET 1 strip / 5 tablets each (Jan Aushadhi)$ 1.46
Moxifloxacin injection, solution 400 mg/250mL (Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (US))
Moxifloxacin tablet, film coated 400 mg/1 (Major Pharmaceuticals (US))
MOXIFLOXACIN 400MG TABLETfor 1 strip / 5 tablets each (Jan Aushadhi)$ 1.46

List of Moxifloxacin substitutes (brand and generic names):

MOXIFLOX EYE DROPfor 1 packet / 5 ML eye drop each (InnoGen Pharmaceuticals)$ 1.39

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on nDrugs.com for Moxifloxacin are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Moxifloxacin. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

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To what extent do I have to use Moxifloxacin before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by nDrugs.com website users, it takes 2 weeks and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Moxifloxacin. To get the time effectiveness of using Moxifloxacin drug by other patients, please click here.
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