Moxatag Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Moxatag Side effects may include upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Rare Moxatag side effects include short breath, anxiety, colitis, confusion, convulsions, dizziness, hives, liver problems, jaundice, fungal infections, rash, vaginal itching, tooth discoloration in children, and appetite loss. Moxatag side effects like short breath or upset stomach could be minimized or avoided if taken with food especially yogurt.
MOXATAG SIDE EFFECTS REPORTING
If you experience any Moxatag side effects not mentioned above you should report it to your primary health care provider or FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 in the United States, Health Canada 1-866-225-0709 in Canada, MHRA 020 3080 6000 in UK, or TGA 1800 020 653 in Australia.
Moxatag is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including sinusitis, strep throat, pneumonia, respiratory tract, ear infections, dental abscesses, and skin infections. Moxatag may also be used to treat STDs like gonorrhea and syphilis, infections of the genital and urinary tract. Moxatag kills bacteria by destroying the cell walls of the invading microorganisms. However, antibiotics like Moxatag are not effective against viruses and fungi and there are a number of bacteria, the so-called super bugs
, that are resistant to penicillin antibiotics including Moxatag. Moxatag injection is used to treat more serious infections.
Symptoms of Moxatag overdose may include short breath, diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. If you suspect Moxatag overdose, seek medical attention right away.
If you are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics, check with your physician before taking Moxatag.
People with Cystic fibrosis are more prone to side effects from penicillin antibiotic like Moxatag.
Those who are using oral contraceptives should switch to other methods of contraceptives while taking Moxatag.
If you have ever had asthma, hives, hay fever, or other allergic reaction to penicillin consult with your physician before taking Moxatag.
Stop taking Moxatag if you experience reactions such as rash, fever, itching, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, and or sores on the genitals.
It is imperative to take Moxatag for the entire course your physician has prescribed. Even if you feel better, you should to continue taking Moxatag. Stopping the course early increases the possibility that the infection will come back and that the bacteria will grow resistant to the antibiotic.
Moxatag should not be taken on an empty stomach.
Tell your physician if you have ever had asthma, colitis, diabetes, or kidney or liver disease before taking Moxatag.
MOXATAG AND PREGNANCY
Moxatag is considered generally safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding. However, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your physician before taking Moxatag.
Nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while taking Moxatag as it could cause diarrhea in infants.
Check with your doctor before combining Moxatag with the following:
Blood thinning drugs
NSAIDs like Aleve or ibuprofen
Do not take Moxatag with carbonated drinks or fruit juice.
Moxatag may cause vitamin deficiency. It is recommended to take daily multivitamins while taking Moxatag.
Moxatag may decrease the removal of the medicine methotrexate from the body, which could increase the risk of its side effects.
Probenecid increases the blood level of Moxatag, and people taking probenecid may be prescribed a lower dose of Moxatag.
Moxatag may rarely alter the anti-blood-clotting effects of anticoagulant medicines such as warfarin.
If you are taking a combined oral contraceptive pill or are using contraceptive patches, there may be a very low risk that Moxatag may make it less effective at preventing pregnancy.
Oral typhoid vaccine (Vivotif) should not be taken until at least three days after you have finished a course of Moxatag.
250-500mg every 8 hours.
10-20mg per pound of body weight, in 3 divided doses, daily.
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