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Moxicip 0.5% Injection

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsMoxifloxacin
Description
Moxicip 0.5% Injection is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections that affect the skin, lungs, nose, stomach and intestines. It is also used for the prevention and treatment of anthrax, a serious bacterial illness caused by Bacillus Anthracis. This injection 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. Side effects of Moxicip 0.5% Injection are diarrhoea, pain at the injection site, headache, weakness, and dizziness. Moxicip 0.5% Injection 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.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Moxicip 0.5% Injection

Apdrops Xg 0.5% Injection
Ajanta Pharma Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Moxicip 0.5% Injection

  • Stomach pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bone pain
  • Dark or clay coloured stools
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Nervousness
  • White patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Uses of Moxicip 0.5% Injection

What is it prescribed for?

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

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of moxifloxacin injection starts immediately after the administration. You will start to feel better in 2 to 3 days after receiving this injection.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action for moxifloxacin injection is not clinically established.
  • 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 Moxicip 0.5% Injection.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Moxicip 0.5% Injection should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. It is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is used later in pregnancy. Use Moxicip 0.5% Injection only upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Moxicip 0.5% Injection 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 using Moxicip 0.5% Injection 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

Moxicip 0.5% Injection can cause muscle damage especially in old age. Do not use Moxicip 0.5% Injection 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. Moxicip 0.5% Injection should be avoided in patients with myasthenia gravis since it may get worsen.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Moxicip 0.5% Injection should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. It is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is used later in pregnancy. Use Moxicip 0.5% Injection only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Moxicip 0.5% Injection 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

Moxicip 0.5% Injection 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

The entire course of treatment with Moxicip 0.5% Injection should be completed, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Diarrhoea

Moxicip 0.5% Injection can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea while receiving this medicine.

Missed Dose

Since Moxicip 0.5% Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since Moxicip 0.5% Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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

Corticosteroids

Quinidine

Aspirin

Metformin

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

Use Moxicip 0.5% Injection with caution in patients with nerve problems, seizures, depression, and psychotic reactions. Moxicip 0.5% Injection can trigger these conditions and inform your doctor immediately if these reactions occur.

QT Prolongation

Moxicip 0.5% Injection 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.

Kidney Disease

Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while using Moxicip 0.5% Injection due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Moxicip 0.5% Injection should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor promptly.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Moxicip 0.5% Injection 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

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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