Common questions

What is the drug moxifloxacin used for?

What is the drug moxifloxacin used for?

Moxifloxacin is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, and skin, and abdominal (stomach area) infections. Moxifloxacin is also used to prevent and treat plague (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack.

What is a Mycin drug?

Uses for Mycin Scalp Hydrocortisone topical is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. This medicine is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid). This medicine is available both over-the-counter (OTC) and with your doctor’s prescription.

What bacteria does moxifloxacin treat?

Moxifloxacin treats infections caused by gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria like Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus constellatus, Streptococcus pneumonia, Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenza, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Moraxella catarrhalis.

Is moxifloxacin safe to take?

Moxifloxacin can cause serious side effects, including tendon problems, side effects on your nerves (which may cause permanent nerve damage), serious mood or behavior changes (after just one dose), or low blood sugar (which can lead to coma).

Is moxifloxacin the same as amoxicillin?

Conclusions: Overall, in terms of clinical and bacteriological response, moxifloxacin was equivalent to amoxicillin/clavulanate for the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis in adults.

How safe is moxifloxacin?

In rare cases, moxifloxacin may cause damage to your aorta, the main blood artery of the body. This could lead to dangerous bleeding or death. Get emergency medical help if you have severe and constant pain in your chest, stomach, or back.

Is moxifloxacin safe in elderly?

Intravenous/oral moxifloxacin therapy was efficacious and safe for hospitalized elderly patients with CAP, achieving >90% cure in all severity and age subgroups, and was associated with faster clinical recovery than intravenous/oral levofloxacin therapy, with a comparable safety profile.

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