Moxquin Eye Drops(Moxifloxacin)

Therapeutic Group: Ophthalmic

Presentation

Each ml contains Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride USP equivalent to Moxifloxacin 5 mg.

Description

Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride is a slightly yellow to yellow crystalline powder. Moxquin is a sterile ophthalmic solution. It is an 8-methoxy Fluoroquinolone anti-infective for topical ophthalmic use.

Indications

Moxquin eye drop is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible strains of the following organisms:



Aerobic Gram-positive microorganisms:

Corynebacterium species, Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus haemolyticus, Staphylococcus hominis, Staphylococcus warneri, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus viridans group.



Aerobic Gram-negative microorganisms:

Acinetobacter lwoffii, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae



Other microorganisms: Chlamydia trachomatis

Dosage & Administration

Adults and children (1 year of age and older)
One drop in infected eye(s) three times a day for 7 days.

Children up to 1 year of age
Use and dose must be determined by doctor.

Side Effects

Burning, dry or itching eyes; change in vision; eye discharge; pain in eye; redness of eye; swelling of eye, eyelid, or inner lining of eyelid; tearing.

Precautions

As with other anti-infectives, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, including fungi. If superinfection occurs, discontinue use and institute alternative therapy. To prevent contamination do not touch the tip of the dropper to eye, eyelid or any surface of of the affected eye. Keep the bottle tightly closed after use.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

No adequate and well-controlled studies are established in pregnant women. Moxquin solution should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.