Moxif 400mg Tablet
Moxif 400 MG Description
Moxif 400 tablet is used to treat bacterial infection of the sinus, airways, urinary tract, skin and lungs. It contains moxifloxacin as its main component. This tablet works by stopping and killing t
he growth of bacteria that cause infection. It should not be used for children below 18 years of age. Moxif 400 tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Some common side effects of this medicine are headache, dizziness, diarrhoea and stomach pain, but not everybody gets them. These side effects normally go away with time, but if you feel the side effects persist, you should consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting Moxif 400 tablet.
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Uses of Moxif 400 MG
Contraindications of Moxif 400 MG
- If you are allergic to Moxifloxacin or any other component of Moxif 400 tablet.
- If you have any heart-related disease or disorder including an irregular heartbeat.
- If you are on any medicine used to treat an irregular heartbeat.
- If you have liver disease.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you are below 18 years of age.
- 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.
Side effects of Moxif 400 MG
- Stomach Pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Oral or vaginal fungal infection
Precautions and Warnings of Moxif 400 MG
Other General Warnings
- 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 Moxif 400 tablet.
- You experience vision disorder or decreased vision or diarrhoea after taking Moxif 400 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 Moxif 400 tablet, always use sunscreen.
Mode of Action of Moxif 400 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Moxif 400 MG
- Moxif 400 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
- Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
- It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
- You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Moxif 400 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Moxif 400 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- 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 Moxif 400 tablet....
- Medicine known to lower potassium level such as hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, amphotericin B, prednisolone should not be used concomitantly with Moxif 400 tablet.
- Medicine such as sucralfate used to treat acidity and medicine containing zinc and iron should not be co-administered with Moxif 400 tablet.
- Charcoal should not be administered along with Moxif 400 tablet as it can alter the effect of the medicine.
- Moxif 400 tablet may enhance the effect of blood thinner medicine such as warfarin.
- This tablet may lower the effect of blood sugar-lowering medications such as glibenclamide when co-administered.
Storage and disposal of Moxif 400 MG
- Store Moxif 400 tablets at temperature below 25°C in a cool, dry place.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Moxif 400 MG
- Excess of Moxif 400 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
Dr. Nikita Toshi
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop taking Moxif 400 tablet when I feel better?
Q: Can the use of Moxif 400 tablet cause diarrhoea?
- Yes, the use of Moxif 400 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....
Q: What precautions do I need to take while taking Moxif 400 tablet?
- Avoid direct or indirect exposure of sunlight or ultraviolet light during the therapy with Moxif 400 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.