Moxifloxacin-Mepha Uses

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What is Moxifloxacin-Mepha?

Moxifloxacin-Mepha is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). Moxifloxacin-Mepha fights bacteria in the body.

Moxifloxacin-Mepha is used to treat different types of bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, lungs, or stomach.

Moxifloxacin-Mepha may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Moxifloxacin-Mepha indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine 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 medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Moxifloxacin-Mepha and I.V. are indicated for the treatment of adults ( ≥ 18 years of age) with infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the conditions listed below. Acute Bacterial Sinusitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, or Moraxella catarrhalis.

Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, or Moraxella catarrhalis.

Community Acquired Pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (including multi-drug resistant strains*), Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, or Chlamydia pneumoniae.

* MDRSP, Multi-drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae includes isolates previously known as PRSP (Penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae), and are strains resistant to two or more of the following antibiotics: penicillin (MIC ≥ 2 μg/mL), 2nd generation cephalosporins (e.g., cefuroxime), macrolides, tetracyclines, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.

Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes.

Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections including polymicrobial infections such as abscess caused by Escherichia coli, Bacteroides fragilis, Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus constellatus, Enterococcus faecalis, Proteus mirabilis, Clostridium perfringens, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, or Peptostreptococcus species.

Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, or Enterobacter cloacae.

Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment in order to isolate and identify organisms causing infection and to determine their susceptibility to Moxifloxacin-Mepha. Therapy with Moxifloxacin-Mepha may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once results become available, appropriate therapy should be continued.

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Moxifloxacin-Mepha and other antibacterial drugs, Moxifloxacin-Mepha should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.

How should I use Moxifloxacin-Mepha?

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

  • Moxifloxacin-Mepha comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Moxifloxacin-Mepha refilled.
  • Take Moxifloxacin-Mepha by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • Drink plenty of liquids while taking Moxifloxacin-Mepha.
  • Do not take a product that has magnesium, aluminum, calcium, zinc, iron, or sucralfate in it within 8 hours before or 4 hours after you take Moxifloxacin-Mepha. Examples of these products include antacids, multivitamins, chewable/buffered didanosine, didanosine suspension, and quinapril. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you have a question about whether you should separate Moxifloxacin-Mepha from a certain food or product.
  • Take Moxifloxacin-Mepha on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it.
  • To clear up your infection completely, take Moxifloxacin-Mepha for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • If you miss a dose of Moxifloxacin-Mepha, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take more than 1 dose in the same day.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Moxifloxacin-Mepha.

Uses of Moxifloxacin-Mepha in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine 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 medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

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

Moxifloxacin-Mepha description

Each tablet contains Moxifloxacin-Mepha HCl 436.8 mg equivalent to Moxifloxacin-Mepha 400 mg. It also contains croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, macrogol 4000, titanium dioxide (E171) and ferric oxide (E172) as inactive constituents.

Each 250 mL solution for infusion contain Moxifloxacin-Mepha HCl 436.8 mg equivalent to Moxifloxacin-Mepha 400 mg. It also contains sodium chloride, 1N hydrochloric acid, 2N sodium hydroxide and water for injection. The solution for infusion (250 mL) contains sodium 34 mmol.

Active ingredient matches for Moxifloxacin-Mepha:

Moxifloxacin in Switzerland.

List of Moxifloxacin-Mepha substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
MOXIFORD EYE DROP 1 packet / 5 ML eye drop each (Leeford Healthcare Ltd)$ 1.05
Moxiford 400mg Tablet (Leeford Healthcare Ltd)$ 0.62
Moxifresh NA Eye Drop (Smart Laboratories Pvt Ltd)$ 0.30
MOXIGEN EYE DROP 1 packet / 5 ML eye drop each (Renova Life sciences Pvt Ltd)$ 1.13
Moxigen 0.5% w/v Eye Drop (Renova Life sciences Pvt Ltd)$ 1.13
MOXIGOOD 400 MG TABLET 1 strip / 5 tablets each (Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 1.75
Moxigood 400mg Tablet (Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.35
Moxigood 400mg Injection (Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.03
Moxigram 0.5% EYE-DPS / 5ml (Micro Vision)$ 1.16
0.5 % x 5ml (Micro Vision)$ 1.16
MOXIGRAM 400 MG TABLET 1 strip / 5 tablets each (Micro Vision)$ 1.84


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