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What r side effects for moxifloxacin?

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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Moxifloxacin (Definition)

Commonly used in eye drops. More powerful than former generational flourquinolones. Inhibits uncoiling of dna supercoiling by ...Read more


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I was prescribed moxifloxacin for testicular pain.It workedbut now I have a swelling jst below jaw at left side.Is this some kinda allergic reaction?

I was prescribed moxifloxacin for testicular pain.It workedbut now I have a swelling jst below jaw at left side.Is this some kinda allergic reaction?

Need more detail...: Did you have any symptoms in genital / urinary tract before testicular pain, which was one side or both? If yes, was this the first episode or recurrent? ...more? These info may help deduce right diagnosis. At 16, testicular pain, especially of one side with no GU-tract symptoms, should lead to worrying about testicular torsion beside UTI-/STD-related infection & pain. As to allergy, ask doctor... ...Read more

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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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What is moxifloxacin used for?

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Avelox: Is an antibacterial agent used for respiratory tract infections, anthrax, cellulitis, meningitis, tb, endocarditis. ...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 (ciprofloxacin) 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

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Will moxifloxacin work when others antibiotics didn't?

Will moxifloxacin work when others antibiotics didn't?

Uncertain: Don't know what type of infection this is. What did the cultures show? Some antibiotics are effective for some types of infections. ...Read more

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What is this medicine moxifloxacin the doctor gave me?

What is this medicine moxifloxacin the doctor gave me?

An antibiotic: This is an effective antibiotic, a dna gyrase inhibitor, which can assist your body in combatting an infection. Presumably you have an ongoing infection and this was why it was prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Does moxifloxacin help treat legionnaires disease?

Yes: Fluorinated quinolones like Moxifloxacin are generally effective in managing legionnaire's disease. ...Read more

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Is moxifloxacin a good antibiotic for use after a surgery?

Is moxifloxacin a good antibiotic for use after a surgery?

Depends on Surgery: This question depends on the type and nature of surgery you had. Some operations do not require any antibiotics at all after the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Moxifloxacin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Moxifloxacin allergy?

Moxifloxacin allergy: Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies in reaction to allergens. Moxifloxacin (Avelox) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. See: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/drug-moxifloxacin/article_em.htm#whatis for a list of possible allergic rxns and adverse effects.

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Can moxifloxacin treat trichomoniasis infections?

Can moxifloxacin treat trichomoniasis infections?

No, it cannot...: The drug of choice for trichomonas infection is metronidazole or tinidazole by mouth. Moxifloxacin is anti-bacterial agent not anti-protozoan. So, don't use it for trich, More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Is moxifloxacin useful for sore throat?

Is moxifloxacin useful for sore throat?

Culture: Most sore throats are viral and do not require any antibiotic. A good idea is a culture of the back of the throat and if the report is "normal flora" drink a lot of fluids, increase your intake of vitamin c. And be patient and let your immune system cure you. Incidentally Moxifloxacin is a third generation fluoroquinolone and is very expensive. Wait for the culture report before drug usage. ...Read more

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I've tried the most advanced antibiotics like avalox (moxifloxacin) & factive, (gemifloxacin) but all ended with no improvement, any other suggestions?

Let your doctor know: If you have already let your doctor know, then perhaps you should see someone else if your doctor is not confident an answer can be found there. Sometimes a fresh set of eyes can lead to other avenues. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, How long does conjunctivitis take to heal with MOXIFLOXACIN drops and chloramphenicol ointment.. ?

Dear doctor, How long does conjunctivitis take to heal with MOXIFLOXACIN drops and chloramphenicol ointment.. ?

Depends: If it s a vral Conjuntivitis, 1-2 weeks (even on the antibiotic drops). If its Bacterial, the above meds should work within a few days. ...Read more

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Just started 5mg lexapro, (escitalopram) now given moxifloxacin for recurrent sinus infection. Ok to take together for 7 days?

Just started 5mg lexapro, (escitalopram) now given moxifloxacin for recurrent sinus infection. Ok to take together for 7 days?

caution!: Both medications together can cause cardiac rhythm problems and should be used in a cautionary manner especially if dealing with patients who have heart disease. Check with your doctor on using these drugs simultaneously. If you would like to write more questions to me please do so at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR for a live virtual appointment. ...Read more

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