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Moxifloxacin Side Effects
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
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
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
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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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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is taking moxifloxacin HCl 400 mg for an infection....He is having headaches - can he take something for the headaches ?
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
Dear doctor, How long does conjunctivitis take to heal with MOXIFLOXACIN drops and chloramphenicol ointment.. ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers