Drug Interactions With Moxifloxacin
Since a number of medications may cause drug interactions with moxifloxacin, it is important to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking before starting the antibiotic. NSAIDs, sucralfate, and corticosteroids are some of the medicines that may interact with moxifloxacin. Drug interactions could increase the risk of tendon ruptures, central nervous system stimulation problems, and other complications.
Moxifloxacin (Avelox®) can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with moxifloxacin include:
- Aluminum, calcium, or magnesium antacids (Alternagel®, Gaviscon®, Maalox®, Mylanta®, Tums®, and many others)
- Corticosteroids, such as:
- Oral typhoid vaccine
- QT-prolonging medications (drugs that cause an irregular heart rhythm known as QT prolongation)
- Quinapril (Accupril®) or quinapril-HCTZ (Accuretic®)
- Sevelamer (Renagel®, Renvela®)
- Sucralfate (Carafate®)
- Vitamins that contain aluminum, calcium, magnesium, zinc, or iron
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).