How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic that belongs to the group of medications known as quinolones. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria.

Moxifloxacin tablets are most commonly used to treat infections of the sinuses and lungs. Moxifloxacin given intravenously (injected into a vein) is most commonly used to treat infections of the lungs and complicated infections of the skin and abdomen.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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What form(s) does this medication come in?

Tablets

Each oblong, dull red film-coated tablet, engraved "BAYER" on one side and "M400" on the other, contains moxifloxacin HCl equivalent to 400 mg of moxifloxacin. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cellulose microcrystalline, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol 4000, red ferric oxide, and titanium dioxide.

Intravenous Injection

Each premixed, ready-to-use 250 mL minibag contains moxifloxacin HCl equivalent to 400 mg of moxifloxacin in 0.8% saline, with pH ranging from 4.1 to 4.6. The appearance of the intravenous solution is yellow and is not affected by, or indicative of, product stability. Nonmedicinal ingredients: sodium chloride, USP, and water for injection, USP. It may also contain hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment. No further dilution of this product is necessary.