Moxifloxacine Sandoz Uses

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What is Moxifloxacine Sandoz?

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

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

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

Moxifloxacine Sandoz 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.

Moxifloxacine Sandoz Tablets 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 Moxifloxacine Sandoz. Therapy with Moxifloxacine Sandoz 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 Moxifloxacine Sandoz and other antibacterial drugs, Moxifloxacine Sandoz 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 Moxifloxacine Sandoz?

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

  • Moxifloxacine Sandoz drops is only for the eye. Do not get it in your nose or mouth.
  • To use Moxifloxacine Sandoz drops in the eye, first, wash your hands. Tilt your head back. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medicine into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Immediately use your finger to apply pressure to the inside corner of the eyelid for 1 to 2 minutes. Do not blink. Remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean, dry tissue, being careful not to touch your eye. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.
  • To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye. Keep the container tightly closed.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Moxifloxacine Sandoz drops. Take care of your contact lenses as directed by the manufacturer. Check with your doctor before you use them.
  • To clear up your infection completely, use Moxifloxacine Sandoz drops for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • If you miss a dose of Moxifloxacine Sandoz drops, use 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 use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Moxifloxacine Sandoz drops.

Uses of Moxifloxacine Sandoz 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.

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

Moxifloxacine Sandoz description

Each tablet contains Moxifloxacine Sandoz HCl 436.8 mg equivalent to Moxifloxacine Sandoz 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 Moxifloxacine Sandoz HCl 436.8 mg equivalent to Moxifloxacine Sandoz 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 Moxifloxacine Sandoz:

Moxifloxacin in France, Netherlands.

List of Moxifloxacine Sandoz 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
MOXIGRAM D EYE DROP 1 packet / 10 ML eye drop each (Micro Vision)$ 1.71
MOXIGRAM EYE DROP 1 packet / 5 ML eye drop each (Micro Vision)$ 1.71
MOXIGRAM EYE OINTMENT 1 tube / 5 GM eye ointment each (Micro Vision)$ 0.78
MOXIGRAM INFUSION 1 bottle / 100 ML infusion each (Micro Vision)$ 1.90
MOXIGRAM eye drops 0.5 % x 5ml (Micro Vision)$ 1.16
Moxigram 400mg Tablet (Micro Vision)$ 0.37
Moxigram D Eye Drop (Micro Vision)$ 1.71
Moxigram 0.5% w/v Eye Drop (Micro Vision)$ 1.87
Moxigram 0.5% Eye Ointment (Micro Vision)$ 0.85
Moxigram 400mg Infusion (Micro Vision)$ 0.02
MOXIGRAM TAB tab 400 mg x 5's (Micro Labs)$ 1.57
5ml (Micro Labs)
Moxigram-DX Moxifloxacin 0.5 %,Dexamethasone 0.1 %. EYE-DPS / 5ml (Micro Labs)
Moxigram-DX Moxifloxacin 0.5 %,Dexamethasone 0.1 %. EYE DPS / 5ml (Micro Labs)


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