Moxeza Side Effects

Generic Name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug moxifloxacin ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Moxeza.

It is possible that some side effects of Moxeza may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to moxifloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, moxifloxacin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Moxeza) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking moxifloxacin ophthalmic:

Incidence not known
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • fast or irregular breathing
  • itching
  • skin rash
  • swelling of the eyes or eyelids
  • tightness in the chest or wheezing
  • trouble with breathing

Some side effects of moxifloxacin ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • change in vision
  • decreased vision
  • dry eye
  • excessive tearing
  • eye discharge
  • itching of the eye
  • pain in the eye
  • red, sore eyes
  • redness of the eye
  • swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • tearing
Less common
  • Body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • cough or hoarseness
  • decreased hearing
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • fever or chills
  • general body discomfort
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • rash
  • rubbing or pulling of the ears (in children)
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • trouble with swallowing
  • voice changes
  • vomiting and diarrhea (in infants)

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to moxifloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included conjunctivitis, decreased visual acuity, dry eye, ocular discomfort, ocular hyperemia, ocular pain, ocular pruritus, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and tearing in 1% to 6% of patients.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rash in 1% to 4% of patients.

Other

Other side effects have included otitis media, fever, and infection in 1% to 4% of patients.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included increased cough, pharyngitis, and rhinitis in 1% to 4% of patients.

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