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Moxifloxacin is a prescription medication licensed for the treatment of various bacterial infections. It is a type of quinolone antibiotic that works by interfering with topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase, enzymes that are necessary for bacteria to multiply. Moxifloxacin, available in tablet and injectable form, is typically taken once daily. Potential side effects include dizziness, diarrhea, and nausea.

What Is Moxifloxacin?

Moxifloxacin (Avelox®) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat a variety of different infections. It is a powerful "broad-spectrum" antibiotic that is effective against many different types of bacteria.
 
(Click What Is Moxifloxacin Used For? for more information on what the medication is used for, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Potential Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with moxifloxacin. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. Serious side effects are less common. Some of the common side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
(Click Moxifloxacin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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