Medicine Overview of Moxitak Eye Ointment
Moxitak Eye Ointment is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections.
Side Effects of Moxitak are Eye discomfort, Eye irritation, Dry eye.
This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.
Moxitak Eye Ointment is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause eye infections by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing.
In Depth Information on Moxitak Eye Ointment
Your doctor has prescribed Moxitak Eye Ointment to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Discontinue Moxitak Eye Ointment and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Moxitak Eye Ointment related warnings
No interaction found/established
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Moxitak Eye Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Moxitak Eye Ointment is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Moxitak Eye Ointment may make you feel dizzy or light-headed, you may experience a sudden, transient loss of vision, or you may faint for a short period. This may affect your driving ability.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
If you miss a dose of Moxitak Eye Ointment, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Frequently asked questions about Moxitak Eye Ointment
Q. Is moxifloxacin stronger than amoxicillin?
Moxifloxacin and amoxicillin are two different antibiotics effective against a wide range of infection causing bacteria and have different mechanisms of action. A comparison between moxifloxacin and amoxicillin cannot be drawn.
Moxitak is a broad spectrum antibiotic, effective in killing a wide range of bacteria and can be used against a variety of infections (infections of sinuses, airways, lungs, genital tract, abdominal infections, and infections of skin and eye). It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is moxifloxacin an antibiotic/ steroid/ penicillin / a sulfa drug?
Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic and not a steroid / penicillin / sulfa drug. It belongs to a class of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics and kills a wide range of infection causing bacteria. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of moxifloxacin is different from sulfa drugs
Q. Is Moxitak / Moxicip safe?
Yes. Moxitak (also available as Moxicip) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
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Taking Moxitak with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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