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Moximac 400 MG Tablet

Manufactured byMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsMoxifloxacin
Description

Moximac 400 MG Tablet is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, intraabdominal infections, etc. This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly population since it increases the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. It is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Moximac 400 MG Tablet

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

Uses of Moximac 400 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Pneumonia
  • Skin and Structure Infection
  • Intra-abdominal Infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Plague
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body 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 tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects such as diarrhea, diaper rash, etc. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to moxifloxacin, any other quinolones, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of tendon rupture or tendinitis (a condition in which the tissue connecting muscles to the bones becomes inflamed) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history or family history of myasthenia gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe Hepatic impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment (Child-Pugh score: C) and in patients with transaminase levels greater than 5 times the upper limits of normal since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects such as diarrhea, diaper rash, etc. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Tendinitis and tendon rupture

Use of this medicine will increase the risk of tendinitis or tendon rupture during the treatment and for several months after the treatment. This may affect your shoulders, hands, ankles, or other parts of your body. You are at a higher risk if you are more than 60 years of age or if you have undergone a transplant of kidney, heart, or lung. You are also at a higher risk if you are on corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, or prednisone. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Drug-resistance

Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing benefits and may even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may rarely cause symptoms such as blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Pediatric use

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Clostridium difficle-associated diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of this medicine in such cases.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with known history of liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Antidiabetic medicines

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder and other central nervous system abnormalities since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient. It is advisable to avoid using caffeine-containing products such as coffee, chocolates, energy drinks, etc. during treatment with this medicine since such products may further stimulate the central nervous system and worsen the patient's condition.

QT Prolongation

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of QT prolongation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients with heart diseases or electrolyte disturbances and elderly patients. Report any incidence of discomfort in the chest, heart palpitations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food, as directed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your 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
This medicine works by inhibiting an enzyme required for the bacterial DNA to replicate. This blocks the multiplication and growth and results in the eventual death of the bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Quinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Jun 2018

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