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Composition for OCCUMOX DM


food interaction for OCCUMOX DM

alcohol interaction for OCCUMOX DM

pregnancy interaction for OCCUMOX DM

lactation interaction for OCCUMOX DM

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Occumox dm 0.5%/0.1% 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 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


Dexamethasone is used to treat various inflammatory conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. It is also used to treat certain types of cancer.

How it works

Dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by preventing release of chemicals responsible for allergy.

Common side effects

Psychosis, Extremes of being happy or sad, Hypersensitivity reaction, Allergic reaction, Behavioual changes, Burning sensation, Delusion, Suicidal thoughts, Depression, Feeling of discomfort, Euphoria (feeling of intense excitement and happiness), Hallucination, Aggravation of schizophrenia, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased hair growth, Decreased potassium level in blood, Increased appetite, Increased blood pressure, Increased intraocular pressure, Increased risk of infection, Irregular menstrual cycle, Irritation, Blurred vision, Itching, Salt and water retention, Swelling, Weight gain, Fluid retention, Tendon rupture, Thinning of bones, Fracture, Stinging sensation


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Expert advice for OCCUMOX DM

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 DM


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 decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?
No.  Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs however belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids.
Q. Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?
No. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription.
Q. Does dexona cause weight gain/ cause fluid retention/ heart burn/ hungry/ keep you awake/ drowsiness?
Dexona is the brand name of dexamethasone tablet, a corticosteroid. It may cause weight gain due to fluid retention properties. It should be noted that the fluid retention is a side effect of dexona and not the use. It is also known to cause heart burn and increased appetite. It does not cause drowsiness or insomnia. However, if you experience such side effects, always consult your doctor.
Q. Is dexamethasone safe?
Dexamethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve or naproxen with dexamethasone?
Advil is the brand name of ibuprofen while Aleve is the brand name of naproxen. Dexamethasone should not be used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen etc., since it can cause stomach ulceration and bleeding.
Q. Can I take dexamethasone with ciprofloxacin?
Taking ciprofloxacin along with dexamethasone tablet may cause inflammation of tendon and tendon rupture especially in elderly. Hence taking this drug combination is not advisable.
Q. Can I take paracetamol, Tylenol or Benadryl with dexamethasone?
No major or clinically significant drug interaction is found with the said drugs. However, always consult your doctor before using these drugs.
Q. Can I take tums with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and tums (calcium carbonate) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination.
Q. Can I take Xanax with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and Xanax (alprazolam) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination.
Q. Is dexamethasone safe for toddlers?
It is safe if used as per indication and doses advised by the doctor.
Q. What are the uses of dexona tablet and injection?
Dexona tablets and injections are used to treat decreased adrenal gland function and inflammatory conditions like asthma and allergy.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)