Moxifloxacin

generic for Moxeza

What is Moxifloxacin?

Common Brand(s): Avelox

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.

Uses

  • pulmonary tuberculosis
  • active tuberculosis
  • plague
  • anthrax septicemia
  • meningitis due to anthrax
  • post-exposure anthrax prevention
  • acute bacterial sinusitis
  • acute Streptococcus pneumoniae bacterial sinusitis
  • acute Haemophilus influenzae bacterial sinusitis
  • acute Moraxella catarrhalis bacterial sinusitis
  • pneumococcal pneumonia
  • Klebsiella pneumonia
  • Haemophilus influenzae pneumonia
  • streptococcal pneumonia
  • staphylococcal pneumonia
  • Moraxella catarrhalis pneumonia
  • bacterial pneumonia
  • mycoplasmal pneumonia
  • chlamydial pneumonia
  • chronic bronchitis with bacterial exacerbation
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae chronic bronchitis
  • Haemophilus influenzae chronic bronchitis
  • Haemophilus parainfluenzae chronic bronchitis
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae chronic bronchitis
  • Staphylococcus chronic bronchitis
  • Moraxella catarrhalis chronic bronchitis
  • intra-abdominal abscess
  • peritonitis
  • skin and skin structure infection
  • Staphylococcus aureus skin and skin structure infection
  • skin and skin structure Streptococcus pyogenes infection
  • skin and skin structure Klebsiella infection
  • complicated skin and skin structure Staphylococcus aureus infection
  • complicated skin and skin structure E. coli infection
  • skin and skin structure Enterobacter infection
  • complicated skin and skin structure infection
  • cutaneous anthrax
  • postexposure plague prophylaxis

Usage Instructions

Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using moxifloxacin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this drug unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

Take this medication at least 4 hours before or 8 hours after taking other products that may bind to it, decreasing its effectiveness. Ask your pharmacist about the other products you take. Some examples include: quinapril, sucralfate, vitamins/minerals (including iron and zinc supplements), and products containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium (such as antacids, didanosine solution, calcium supplements).

For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.

Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.