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Why is this medication prescribed?

Moxifloxacin is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, , and , skin, and abdominal (stomach area) infections . Moxifloxacin is also used to prevent and treat plague (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack.Moxifloxacin may also be used to treat bronchitis or sinus infections but should not be used for these conditions if there are other treatment options available. Moxifloxacin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections.

How it works

Moxifloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.

Moxifloxacin works by stopping a bacteria’s ability to copy their DNA. This action kills bacteria and stops them from reproducing. This treats your infection.

Moxifloxacin side effects

Moxifloxacin oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.

  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • dizziness

How should I take moxifloxacin?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Take moxifloxacin with water, and drink extra fluids to keep your kidneys working properly.

You may take moxifloxacin with or without food, at the same time each day.

How to take moxifloxacin

All possible dosages and drug forms may not be included here. Your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on:

  • your age
  • the condition being treated
  • how severe your condition is
  • other medical conditions you have
  • how you react to the first dose

Moxifloxacin may interact with other medications

Moxifloxacin oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.

To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.


Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.