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Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

By MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
5 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Moxifloxacin(400.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Mahaflox Tablet contains Moxifloxacin. It is used to treat bacterial infection of the sinus, airways, urinary tract, skin and lungs. Mahaflox Tablet works by stopping and killing the growth of bacteria that cause infection. It should not be used for children below 18 years of age. Always use sunscreen while on this medicine. Provide detailed information about medical conditions and medications along with family history to your doctor. Mahaflox Tablet should not be used for pregnant and nursing mothers. You may experience headache, dizziness, diarrhoea and stomach pain as a side effect of this medicine, these are temporary and go away on their own. If these symptoms do not resolve or worsen, then consult with your doctor.
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Uses of Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

Mahaflox Tablet is used to treat bacterial infection such as infection of the sinuses, sudden worsening of long-term inflammation of the airways, infection of the lungs (pneumonia) acquired outside the hospital, infections of the female upper genital tract and infections of the skin and soft tissue in adults.
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Contraindications of Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Moxifloxacin or any other component of Mahaflox Tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are below 18 years of age.
  • If you have any heart-related disease or disorder including an irregular heartbeat.
  • If you have or had an imbalanced electrolyte level.
  • If you had experienced tendon disease or disorder due to treatment with quinolone class of medicine.
  • If you are on any medicine used to treat an irregular heartbeat.
  • If you have liver disease.

Side effects of Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach Pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Oral or vaginal fungal infection

Precautions and Warnings of Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Mahaflox Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effect of Mahaflox Tablet on pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Inform your doctor if you are on any other medication.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Mahaflox Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information about the effect of Mahaflox Tablet on nursing mother. It might pass into the breastmilk and may be harmful to the baby. Inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Mahaflox Tablet?
A:
Mahaflox Tablet may cause dizziness and headache and affect the ability to drive. If you experience these symptoms, then avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Mahaflox Tablet?
A:
You should not consume alcohol with Mahaflox Tablet as it may increase the undesired effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You had an allergic reaction after consuming medicine belonging to a similar class.
  • You have or had heart diseases, including an irregular heartbeat.
  • You are on any medication to treat an irregular heartbeat.
  • You have or had liver, kidney disease.
  • You have or had fits or psychiatric illness.
  • You had symptoms of neuropathy such as pain, burning, tingling, numbness, or weakness.
  • You have or had myasthenia gravis.
  • You had tendinitis or tendon rupture characterized by painful swelling, inflammation, immobilization.
  • You experience disturbance in blood glucose level after taking Mahaflox Tablet.
  • You experience vision disorder or decreased vision or diarrhoea after taking Mahaflox Tablet.
  • You or any member of your family have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (a rare hereditary disease).
  • You have been diagnosed with or have a family history of an enlargement of a large blood vessel of the heart.
  • You have an infection of the genital area.
  • Avoid exposure of direct or indirect sunlight when on Mahaflox Tablet, always use sunscreen.

Mode of Action of Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Mahaflox Tablet works by inhibiting the multiplication of the bacteria, stopping the growth.

Directions for Use of Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

  • Mahaflox Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
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Interactions of Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicine used to treat irregular heartbeat such as quinidine, disopyramide, sotalol, amiodarone; medicine used in brain diseases such as phenothiazines, pimozide, sertindole, amitriptyline; antimicrobial medicine to treat bacterial infection such as saquinavir, sparfloxacin, erythromycin IV, pentamidine; antiallergic medicine such as terfenadine, astemizole, mizolastine should not be used concomitantly with Mahaflox Tablet.
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  • Medicine known to lower potassium level such as hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, amphotericin B, prednisolone should not be used concomitantly with Mahaflox Tablet.
  • Medicine such as sucralfate used to treat acidity and medicine containing zinc and iron should not be co-administered with Mahaflox Tablet.
  • Charcoal should not be administered along with Mahaflox Tablet as it can alter the effect of the medicine.
  • Mahaflox Tablet may enhance the effect of blood thinner medicine such as warfarin.
  • Mahaflox Tablet may lower the effect of blood sugar-lowering medications such as glibenclamide when co-administered.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any interactions.

Storage and disposal of Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

  • Store at temperature below 25°C in a cool, dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Mahaflox 400mg Tablet

Overdose

  • Excess of Mahaflox Tablet may alter the heart rhythm characterized by electrocardiogram (ECG).
  • If you have taken too much of this medicine, then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Mahaflox Tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Mahaflox Tablet when I feel better?

A: No, do not stop taking Mahaflox Tablet before the prescribed duration. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. You should complete the full course of treatment, else there are chances of recurrence of an infection.

Q: Can the use of Mahaflox Tablet cause diarrhoea?

  • Yes, the use of Mahaflox Tablet can cause diarrhoea along with the desired effect, but not everyone gets them.
  • It is an antibiotic which kills both good and bad bacteria when good bacteria present in the intestine gets killed, it can cause diarrhoea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea, talk to your doctor about it.
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Q: What precautions do I need to take while taking Mahaflox Tablet?

  • Avoid direct or indirect exposure of sunlight or ultraviolet light during the therapy with Mahaflox Tablet and apply sunscreen.
  • Avoid any other vitamin or mineral supplements or medicines while on this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart disease.
  • Reach out to the doctor soon if you experience fits, irregular heartbeats or any other symptoms.

Q: Is Mahaflox Tablet effective?

A: Mahaflox Tablet is effective if you take it at dose and duration advised by your doctor. If you stop taking this tablet once you start feeling good, then the chance of recurrence of the infection increases.

Q: Can Mahaflox Tablet be used to treat an ear infection?

A: No, Mahaflox Tablet cannot be used to treat an ear infection.
Last Updated on: 20 Mar 2021 | 05:30 PM (IST)
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