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Composition for OCCUMOX BM

Moxifloxacin(0.5% w/v),Betamethasone(0.02% w/v)

food interaction for OCCUMOX BM

alcohol interaction for OCCUMOX BM

pregnancy interaction for OCCUMOX BM

lactation interaction for OCCUMOX BM

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Occumox bm eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Moxifloxacin(0.5% w/v)


Moxifloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, infections of female upper genital tract, abdominal infections and infections of skin and eye.

How it works

Moxifloxacin belongs to a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It kills a wide range of infection causing bacteria both gram positive and gram negative (broad spectrum). It acts by inhibiting enzymes (DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV) involved in DNA processes that are essential for bacterial growth and survival thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Flatulence, Headache, Heartburn, Increased sweating, Loss of appetite, Mouth ulcer, Vaginal itching, Weakness, White spots in the mouth, White patches on the tongue, White spots in the throat, Constipation, Diarrhoea
Betamethasone(0.02% w/v)


Betamethasone is used to treat allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, and bronchial asthma Topical preparations of betamethasone are used to treat skin problems like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet.

How it works

Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids which have anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressing activity. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by decreasing the chemicals responsible for the allergy.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Skin infection, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in swalloing, Wheezing, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Itching, Skin cracking, Dry skin


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Expert advice for OCCUMOX BM

Do consult your doctor before taking moxifloxacin, if you are pregnant or planning of becoming pregnant.
  • Do not crush, break or chew moxifloxacin tablets.
  • Stop taking moxifloxacin and call your doctor at once if you have sudden pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, or movement problems in any of your joints, especially in your ankle.
  • Do not breast feed your baby while taking this medication.
  • Wash your hands before using the eye drops, keep the dropper tip clean.
  • Do not touch the eyelids or surrounding areas with the dropper tip of the eye drop bottle to avoid contamination. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Frequently asked questions for OCCUMOX BM


Q. Is moxifloxacin / Moxicip safe?
Yes. Moxifloxacin (also available as Moxicip) 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 moxifloxacin strong?
Moxifloxacin 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 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.


Q. Are betnesol, stemin, stemin forte, betamil, and betamine same drugs?
Yes, these are all brand names of betamethasone drug belonging to a class of corticosteroids. However, their quantity might vary depending on the brand or formulation. Always seek doctor’s advice with regards to dosage and duration of the drug.
Q. Is betamethasone, betnesol, betnesol forte a steroid/ antibiotic?
Yes, betamethasone, betnesol and betnesol forte belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It is not an antibiotic.
Q. Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?
Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product.
Q. Is betnesol or betnesol injection safe?
Betnesol or betnesol injection is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does betamethasone cause hair loss or weight gain?
Betamethasone is not known to cause hair loss. On the contrary, it may cause weight gain and body hair growth (especially in females) on chronic persistent use of the product.
Q. Does betamethasone lighten skin/ bleach skin?
Betamethasone may cause skin pigmentation in few patients. It may lighten or darken the skin color. Do not use betamethasone without doctor’s advice.
Q. Is betamethasone valerate used for acne/ ringworm?
No. Betamethasone valerate can be used in conditions like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with betamethasone?
Betamethasone when used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, there may be an increased risk of stomach ulceration and bleeding. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.

Q. Does betnesol work in retention edema?
No. Betnesol (i.e. betamethasone) cannot be used in retention edema. On the contrary, it causes the fluid and salt retention thereby adding to the edema problem.
Q. Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 14 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)