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Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup

Manufactured byAlkem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsMoxifloxacin
Description
Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections that affect the skin, lungs, eyes, nose, stomach and intestines. It is also used for the prevention and treatment of anthrax, a serious bacterial illness caused by Bacillus Anthracis. This medicine is effective against a large number of bacteria. It kills or prevents the growth of bacteria in the body. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Common side effects of Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup are diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup can cause muscle damage, usually in the ankle. It should only be used to treat or prevent infections that are caused by bacteria. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. For the best results, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. You can take Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take this antibiotic around the same time every day.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup

  • Stomach pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bone pain
  • Dark or clay coloured stools
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Severe sunburn
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Nervousness
  • White patches in the mouth or on the tongue
  • Dry eyes

Uses of Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Stomach and intestinal infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Plague
  • Anthrax
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Sinusitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    You will start to feel better in 2 to 3 days after taking moxifloxacin. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if the condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of moxifloxacin lasts for about 24 hours and then you may have to take your next dose as directed by your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. Moxifloxacin is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is taken later in pregnancy. Take this medicine only upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. Hence it is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid taking Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup can cause muscle damage especially in old age. Do not use Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup if you have tendonitis (swelling of fibres that attach bone with muscles) or tendon rupture (a partial or complete tear of the tendon- the tissue that connects muscle to bone).

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a skeletal muscle weakness condition characterized by severe weakness of any of the muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup should be avoided in patients with myasthenia gravis since it may get worsen.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. Moxifloxacin is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is taken later in pregnancy. Take this medicine only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. Hence it is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Muscle damage

Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup can cause muscle damage usually on the tendons that surround the ankle. Inform your doctor if you feel pain, numbness, or tingling sensations in your muscles.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, make an appointment to consult your doctor.

Driving or operating machinery

Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup may cause dizziness or sleepiness and interfere with eyesight. Hence do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.

Kidney diseases

Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while taking Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.

Diarrhoea

Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody. Call your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Antacids

If you are taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, it can increase the time it takes for Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup to act on your body. Because of this, it is recommended to take this antibiotic at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose with Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Ethinyl Estradiol

Corticosteroids

Quinidine

Aspirin

Metformin

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

Use Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup with caution in patients with nerve problems, seizures, depression, and psychotic reactions. Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup can trigger these conditions and inform your doctor immediately if these reactions occur.

QT Prolongation

Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup may cause heart rhythm problem called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance) in some patients who are taking heart medications. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Use Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup with extreme caution in patients with gastrointestinal (mouth to anus) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Food interactions
Avoid using Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup along with multivitamins with minerals. If needed it is suggested to use before 2 to 4 hours of taking multivitamins with minerals or after 4 to 6 hours of taking multivitamins with minerals.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral forms: Take moxifloxacin syrup and tablets as instructed by the doctor. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this medicine at around the same time daily. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Injection: Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a clinic or hospital. Topical forms: Use Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup as directed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Moxam 250 MG Dry Syrup stops the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This helps to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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