Moxeza

Moxeza treats bacterial conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) caused by certain kinds of bacteria. Do not wear contact lenses if you signs/symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis.

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Moxeza Overview

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Moxeza is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) caused by certain kinds of bacteria.

Moxeza belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which help to kill bacteria in the body by inhibiting a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase.

This medication comes in the form of eye drops. One drop is instilled into the affected eyes(s) 2 times daily for 7 days.

Common side effects of Moxeza include eye irritation, fever, and eye inflammation.

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  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bacteroides Infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Cystitis
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
  • Gonorrhea
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  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
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  • Protozoan Infections
  • Pseudomonas Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
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Uses of Moxeza

Moxeza is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) caused by certain kinds of bacteria.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

 

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Side Effects of Moxeza

Common side effects of Moxeza eye drops include eye irritation, fever, and eye inflammation.

This is not a complete list of moxifloxacin side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

    Moxeza Precautions

    • Moxeza eye drops are for use on the eyes only.
    • As with other antibiotics, long-term use may result in overgrowth of bacteria or fungi that cannot be treated with Moxeza. If this occurs, stop use and seek alternative therapy
    • Do not wear contact lenses if you still have signs or symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis. Signs or symptoms include redness, swelling, and mucus discharge of the eye.
    • Moxeza can cause a hypersensitivity reaction (severe allergic reaction). Tell your healthcare provider about any signs or symptoms of hypersensitivity, which include the following:
      • chest pain
      • swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms, or legs
      • difficulty breathing or swallowing
      • rash

    Do not use Moxeza if you are allergic to Vigamox or any of its ingredients.

    Moxeza Food Interactions

    Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Moxeza there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving Moxeza.

    Inform MD

    Before receiving Moxeza, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you:

    • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
    • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

    Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription or non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    Moxeza and Pregnancy

    Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

    The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

    This medication falls into category C. There are no well-controlled studies have been done in humans. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

    Moxeza and Lactation

    Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Moxeza passes into breast milk or if it will harm your baby. Caution should be exercised when Moxeza solution is administered to a nursing mother.

    Moxeza Usage

    Moxeza comes in the form of eye drops.

    Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 2 times daily for 7 days.

    Moxeza Dosage

    Use Moxeza exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

    Moxeza comes in the form of eye drops.

    Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 2 times daily for 7 days.

    Moxeza Overdose

    If you use too much this medication, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

    Other Requirements

    • Store Moxeza at 2°C- 25°C (36°F - 77°F). 
    • Keep Moxeza and all medicines out of the reach of children.