Information about Moxifloxacin

    Moxifloxacin uses

    Moxifloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis.
    It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).

    How moxifloxacin works

    Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

    Common side effects of moxifloxacin

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Moxifloxacin

    • ₹16 to ₹278
      Cipla Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹272
      Alcon Laboratories
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹49 to ₹182
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹128 to ₹267
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹105
      Lupin Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹9 to ₹239
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹58 to ₹119
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹117
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹42 to ₹70
      FDC Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹232 to ₹240
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Moxifloxacin

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
    • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Moxifloxacin immediately and consult your doctor. You should not take medicines to stop or slow diarrhoea.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with epilepsy, kidney or heart diseases.

    Frequently asked questions for Moxifloxacin


    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. 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 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
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    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

    Content on this page was last updated on 05 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)