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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Moxifloxacin (Overview)

Commonly used in eye drops. More powerful than former generational flourquinolones. Inhibits uncoiling of dna supercoiling by acting on dna gyrase.


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
73 doctors shared insights

Moxifloxacin (Overview)

Commonly used in eye drops. More powerful than former generational flourquinolones. Inhibits uncoiling of dna supercoiling by acting on dna gyrase.


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What is the definition or description of: moxifloxacin?

What is the definition or description of: moxifloxacin?

4th gen antibiotic: Commonly used in eye drops. More powerful than former generational flourquinolones. Inhibits uncoiling of dna supercoiling by acting on dna gyrase. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use moxifloxacin hydrochloride 0, 5%eye drops when I am on accutane?

Is it ok to use moxifloxacin hydrochloride 0, 5%eye drops when I am on accutane?

Yes: There are no known significant interactions between the antibacterial eye drops you mentioned and Isotretinoin therapy. ...Read more

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What r side effects for moxifloxacin?

Numerous: Can cause changes in level of consciousness, thinking ability. There is a small risk of tendon rupture, so if on corticosteroids or have kidney, liver or other major disorders need to remember this. There are too many reported side-effects to enumerate here, but generally this class (fluorinated quinolones) of antibiotics is considered quite safe for the majority of people. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: moxifloxacin?

4th gen antibiotic: Commonly used in eye drops. More powerful than former generational flourquinolones. Inhibits uncoiling of dna supercoiling by acting on dna gyrase. ...Read more

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What r side effects for moxifloxacin?

Numerous: Can cause changes in level of consciousness, thinking ability. There is a small risk of tendon rupture, so if on corticosteroids or have kidney, liver or other major disorders need to remember this. There are too many reported side-effects to enumerate here, but generally this class (fluorinated quinolones) of antibiotics is considered quite safe for the majority of people. ...Read more

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Cn moxifloxacin be used in UTI ?

Cn moxifloxacin be used in UTI ?

Yes, but...: Yes it can, but it's effectiveness depends on the organism causing the infection. This medicine, better known as avelox, is basically a brother to Cipro and Levaquin and it is used more for upper respiratory infections -sinus/bronchitis/complicated skin infections/ and some abdominal infections. While it may work, there are often better choices in most cases. ...Read more