What is moxifloxacin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Avelox Avelox IV Vigamox

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Moxifloxacin is a antibiotic medication used in the treatment of bacterial infections such as bronchitis and sinusitis as well as for the treatment of Legionella.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bronchitis 3 2
Chest infection 3 0
Dry eyes 2 3
Pneumonia 2 1
Prevent infection 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
5
Mild
3
None
8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with moxifloxacin

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 2
Nausea 2
Burning sensation in eyes 1
Candida (fungal) infection 1
Decreased appetite 1
Dizziness 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking moxifloxacin

Dosage Patients
400 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking moxifloxacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 21
Doctor's advice 2
See all 23 patients who've stopped taking moxifloxacin

Duration

Currently taking moxifloxacin

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking moxifloxacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 5
< $25 5
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking moxifloxacin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 1

Patients stopped taking moxifloxacin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 1
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2 patient evaluations for moxifloxacin

Dec 21, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pneumonia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

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May 3, 2012 (Started Apr 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am unsure if this caused a severe Hypoglycemic side effect.

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