generic for MOXEZA


See also Warning section.

Nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, weakness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: unusual bruising/bleeding, signs of a new infection (such as new/persistent fever, persistent sore throat), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), signs of liver problems (such as unusual tiredness, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: severe dizziness, fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, signs of a tear/break in the main blood vessel called the aorta (sudden/severe pain in the stomach/chest/back, cough, shortness of breath).

This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.

Do not use anti-diarrhea or opioid medications if you have any of these symptoms because these products may make them worse.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • Clostridioides difficile infection
  • oral candidiasis
  • vulvovaginal candidiasis
  • candidiasis
  • hypoglycemic disorder
  • hyperlipidemia
  • pancytopenia
  • aplastic anemia
  • anemia
  • thrombocytopenic disorder
  • agranulocytosis
  • leukopenia
  • neutropenic disorder
  • eosinophilia
  • drug-induced psychosis
  • acute confusion
  • suicidal ideation
  • agitation
  • depression
  • peripheral motor neuropathy
  • neuromuscular blockade
  • visual changes
  • vision loss
  • tinnitus
  • hearing loss
  • hypertension
  • abnormal ECG
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • torsades de pointes
  • atrial fibrillation
  • prolonged QT interval
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • hypotension
  • laryngeal edema
  • asthma
  • hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • xerostomia
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastritis
  • dyspepsia
  • constipation
  • hepatic necrosis
  • acute hepatic failure
  • hepatitis
  • disease of liver
  • obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
  • interstitial nephritis
  • acute renal failure
  • vaginitis
  • skin photosensitivity
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • pruritus of skin
  • urticaria
  • arthritis
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • tendonitis
  • tendon rupture
  • rotator cuff tendon rupture
  • tendon rupture extensor of hand and wrist
  • tendon rupture flexor of hand and wrist
  • non-traumatic rupture of achilles tendon
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • muscle weakness
  • myalgia
  • pain in extremities
  • drowsy
  • delirium
  • memory impairment
  • hallucinations
  • syncope
  • seizure disorder
  • vertigo
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • fever
  • hyperhidrosis
  • pain
  • tremor
  • dysgeusia
  • gait abnormality
  • ataxia
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • peripheral edema
  • anorexia
  • headache disorder
  • palpitations
  • dyspnea
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • flatulence
  • diarrhea
  • severe diarrhea
  • abdominal pain with cramps
  • abdominal distension
  • hyperuricemia
  • hyperglycemia

Drug Interactions

See also Warning, How to Use, and Precautions sections.

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: "blood thinners" (such as acenocoumarol, warfarin), strontium.

Many drugs besides moxifloxacin may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, dofetilide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, ziprasidone, among others.