Levofloxacin vs Moxifloxacin

Levofloxacin
(Rx)
Moxifloxacin
(Rx)
Levofloxacin is an antibiotic and an eye & vision care product.
Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic and an eye & vision care product.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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October 15, 2004
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,754 Discussions
1,077 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Pneumonia
#4 for Chlamydia
#6 for Bronchitis
Levofloxacin is prescribed for Infection, UTI, Pneumonia and Chlamydia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Moxifloxacin is prescribed for Infection and Pneumonia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lev
Allergy
8
Nausea
5
Dizziness
4
Tiredness
4
Weakness
3
Diabetes
3
Anxiety
3
Tendonitis
3
Stomach Pain
3
Insomnia
3
Mox
Allergy
9
Nausea
4
Tiredness
4
Dizziness
3
Tendon Rupture
3
Cavities
3
Tendonitis
2
Anxiety
2
Sickness
2
Sore Throat
1
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Levofloxacin
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Moxifloxacin
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Allergy
Lev
Mox
8
9
Nausea
Lev
Mox
5
4
Dizziness
Lev
Mox
4
3
Tiredness
Lev
Mox
4
4
Weakness
Lev
Mox
3
0
Diabetes
Lev
Mox
3
0
Anxiety
Lev
Mox
3
2
Tendonitis
Lev
Mox
3
2
Stomach Pain
Lev
Mox
3
0
Insomnia
Lev
Mox
3
0
Allergy
Mox
Lev
9
8
Nausea
Mox
Lev
4
5
Tiredness
Mox
Lev
4
4
Dizziness
Mox
Lev
3
4
Tendon Rupture
Mox
Lev
3
0
Cavities
Mox
Lev
3
0
Tendonitis
Mox
Lev
2
3
Anxiety
Mox
Lev
2
3
Sickness
Mox
Lev
2
0
Sore Throat
Mox
Lev
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Levofloxacin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Moxifloxacin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Method of use
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Eye Drops, Injection, Pill
Eye Drops, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Drops: 0.5%, 1.5%
Solution: 250 mg/10 mL, 25 mg/mL
Drops: 0.5%
Tablet: 400 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Levofloxacin , Levofloxacin/Dextrose 5%-Water
Moxifloxacin Hcl, Moxifloxacin Hcl/Sodium Chloride Iso-Osmotic
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Levofloxacin and Moxifloxacin: Severe Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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