Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic drops, solution

What is this medicine?

MOXIFLOXACIN (mox i FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial eye infections.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • contact lens wearer

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to moxifloxacin, other fluoroquinolone antibiotics, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the eye. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to anything, even your eye or fingertips.Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course that is prescribed even if you think your condition is better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. This medication is normally used in children 1 year of age and older.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

If your eyes are more sensitive to light, wear sunglasses.

Do not wear contact lenses while you have any signs or symptoms of an eye infection. Ask your doctor or health care professional when you can start wearing your contacts again.

Stop using this medicine immediately if you notice signs of an allergic reaction.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • blurred vision that does not go away

  • burning, stinging, or itching of the eyes or eyelids

  • redness, swelling, or pain of the eyes or eyelids

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • temporary blurred vision

  • tearing or feeling of something in the eye

  • dry eyes

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 2 and 25 degrees C (36 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

MOXIFLOXACIN (mox i FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bone problems

  • cerebral disease

  • joint problems

  • irregular heartbeat

  • liver disease

  • myasthenia gravis

  • seizure disorder

  • tendon problems

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to moxifloxacin, other quinolone antibiotics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or try to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think your are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • arsenic trioxide

  • chloroquine

  • cisapride

  • droperidol

  • halofantrine

  • pentamidine

  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine

  • pimozide

  • some medications for irregular heart rhythm like amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, flecainide, ibutilide, quinidine, procainamide, sotalol

  • ziprasidone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antacids

  • birth control pills

  • didanosine (ddI) buffered tablets or powder

  • erythromycin

  • medicines for inflammation like ibuprofen, naproxen

  • vitamins with iron or zinc

  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances

  • sucralfate

  • warfarin

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve.

Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.

If you have diabetes, monitor your blood glucose carefully while on this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

Avoid antacids, aluminum, calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc products for 4 hours before and 8 hours after taking a dose of this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • confusion, nightmares or hallucinations

  • difficulty breathing

  • irregular heartbeat or feeling faint

  • joint, muscle or tendon pain or swelling

  • pain or difficulty passing urine

  • persistent headache with or without blurred vision

  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth

  • seizures

  • unusual pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • dry mouth

  • headache

  • nausea or stomach upset

  • trouble sleeping

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 to 30 degrees C (59 to 86 degrees F). Do not store in a humid place. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride, Sodium Chloride Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

MOXIFLOXACIN (mox i FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bone problems

  • cerebral disease

  • joint problems

  • irregular heartbeat

  • liver disease

  • myasthenia gravis

  • seizure disorder

  • tendon problems

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to moxifloxacin, other quinolone antibiotics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or try to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic.

If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • arsenic trioxide

  • chloroquine

  • cisapride

  • droperidol

  • halofantrine

  • pentamidine

  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine

  • pimozide

  • some medications for irregular heart beat like amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, flecainide, ibutilide, quinidine, procainamide, sotalol

  • ziprasidone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • birth control pills

  • erythromycin

  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances

  • NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen

  • warfarin

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not treat diarrhea with over-the-counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if the diarrhea is severe and watery.

If you have diabetes, monitor your blood glucose carefully while on this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • confusion, nightmares, or hallucinations

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • joint, muscle, or tendon pain or swelling

  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet

  • persistent headache with or without blurred vision

  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth

  • seizures

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusual weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • dry mouth

  • headache

  • pain or irritation at site where injected

  • stomach upset, nausea

  • trouble sleeping

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.