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What is Moxifloxacin used for?

Moxifloxacin ophthalmic solution is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. This eye drops belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Moxifloxacin?

The dosage of Moxifloxacin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

To avoid contamination, do not let Moxifloxacin dropper to touch any surface.

What if you miss a dose of Moxifloxacin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Moxifloxacin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Moxifloxacin?

Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Moxifloxacin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Moxifloxacin?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Moxifloxacin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Moxifloxacin?

Like other medicines, Moxifloxacin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Moxifloxacin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Moxifloxacin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Moxifloxacin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Moxifloxacin can cause side effects such as blurred vision and eye burning, stinging, itching, tearing, irritation, dryness, or redness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Moxifloxacin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Moxifloxacin?

Is it possible for me to use Moxifloxacin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Moxifloxacin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Moxifloxacin?
How will Moxifloxacin work in my body?
How should Moxifloxacin be used?
How to reduce the risk of Moxifloxacin drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Moxifloxacin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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