Moxifloxacin

generic for Moxeza

Moxifloxacin Warnings

Quinolone antibiotics (including moxifloxacin) may cause serious and possibly permanent tendon damage (such as tendonitis, tendon rupture), nerve problems in the arms and legs (peripheral neuropathy), and nervous system problems. Get medical help right away if you have any of the following symptoms: pain/numbness/burning/tingling/weakness in your arms/hands/legs/feet, changes in how you sense touch/pain/temperature/vibration/body position, severe/lasting headache, vision changes, shaking (tremors), seizures, mental/mood changes (such as agitation, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, depression, rare thoughts of suicide).

Tendon damage may occur during or after treatment with this medication. Stop exercising, rest, and get medical help right away if you develop joint/muscle/tendon pain or swelling. Your risk for tendon problems is greater if you are over 60 years of age, if you are taking corticosteroids (such as prednisone), or if you have a kidney, heart, or lung transplant.

This medication may make a certain muscle condition (myasthenia gravis) worse. Tell your doctor right away if you have new or worsening muscle weakness (such as drooping eyelids, unsteady walk) or trouble breathing.

Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medication.
  • Medication should be taken with plenty of water.
  • Take this medication at least 4 hours before or 8 hours after antacids, multivitamins, or other products that have magnesium, aluminum, iron, or zinc.
  • May cause dizziness
  • This drug may impair the ability to operate a vehicle, vessel (e.g., boat), or machinery. Use care until you become familiar with its effects.
  • Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct and/or artificial sunlight while using this medication.
  • Call your doctor immediately if you have mental/mood changes like confusion, new/worsening feelings of sadness/fear, thoughts of suicide, or unusual behavior.
  • Important: Finish all this medication unless otherwise directed by prescriber.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE

Pregnancy Warnings

  • Insufficient human data available. Consider maternal treatment benefits versus potential fetal/neonatal adverse outcomes. Animal data suggest developmental toxicity at doses less than 2 times the maximum recommended human dose.