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

Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic that belongs to the group of medications known as quinolonesIt 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.

What form(s) does this medication come in?

Each oblong, convex-shaped, dull red, film-coated tablet engraved "Moxi" on one side and "400" on the other contains 400 mg of moxifloxacin (as hydrochloride). Nonmedicinal ingredients: cellulose microcrystalline, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, mannitol, silica colloidal anhydrous, macrogol 40000, talc, polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, FD & C Yellow No. 6/Sunset Yellow FCF Aluminum Lake, Ponceau 4R Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue No. 2/Indigo Carmine Aluminum Lake, and purified water.