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Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops

Manufacturer: Albert David
Medicine composition: Moxifloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops is a drug that belongs to the cluster of quinolone antibiotics that is administered to remedy bacterial infections. However, this medicine will not work for viral infections such as flu and the common cold. This antibiotic works by preventing the growth and further infestation of bacteria. Remember that using an antibiotic repetitively for trivial issues or for problems not caused by bacteria will lead the bacteria to become resistant to that antibiotic. Thus the antibiotic will lose its efficacy over a period of time. You must drink sufficient fluids unless of course advised otherwise.

The length of the treatment plan and dosage of Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops will depend upon the severity of the condition. It is advised to take this drug about 4 to 8 hours prior to the intake of other minerals/vitamins or products containing magnesium or aluminum such as antacids. For best results, take this medicine at regular intervals every day. Finish the course of the antibiotic even if your condition gets better; this is because stopping the intake of an antibiotic prematurely will result in the relapse of the infection and the bacteria turning antibiotic resistant over a period of time.

Some of the side effects include nausea, sore throat, dizziness, lightheadedness, diarrhea, headaches and difficulty in sleeping. Other serious but rare adverse reactions include easy bleeding or bruising, symptoms of kidney related issues such as increased or decreased urination and associated concerns such as abdominal/stomach pain, continuous vomiting, irregular heartbeats, bouts of fainting, yellowing of the skin/eyes, etc. Although rare, a severe intestinal condition ‘Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea could develop. Let your doctor know without any delay should you experience persistent diarrhea or notice the presence of blood or mucous in the stool. Take note that prolonged intake of this drug, beyond the prescribed time limit, may result in the formation of white patches in the mouth (oral thrush) or a new yeast infection that could manifest itself in the form of vaginal discharges. Allergic reactions to Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops are rare.

Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops is used to treat pneumonia which is common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.

Skin and structure Infection

Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops is used to treat Skin and Structure infection like cellulitis, wound infection and cutaneous abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.

Intra-abdominal Infection

Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops is used to treat intra-abdominal infections caused by Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella species.
Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops is used to treat bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops is used to treat Plague which is a serious bacterial illness caused by Yersinia pestis.
Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops is used to treat anthrax which is a rare but serious bacterial illness caused by Bacillus anthracis.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops or any other fluoroquinolones.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Avoid if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops
Avoid if you have a past history of myasthenia gravis or family history of myasthenia gravis.
In addition to its intended effect, Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Abdominal pain

Moderate Less Common

Blurred vision

Moderate Less Common

Bone pain

Moderate Less Common

Dark or Clay colored stools

Moderate Less Common

Dizziness.

Moderate Less Common

Irregular heartbeat

Moderate Less Common

headache

Moderate Less Common

Severe sunburn

Moderate Less Common

Acid or sour stomach

Moderate Less Common

Nervousness

Moderate Less Common

White patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 0.5 to 4 hours.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency has been reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medication is not recommended in women who breastfeed as it causes adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if really necessary under the supervision of the doctor. Undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary to be monitored.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Zydus Cadila
Alcon Laboratories
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd

Missed Dose instructions

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that works by inhibiting the enzymes topoisomerase II (DNA gyrase) and topoisomerase IV. This interferes with the bacterial cell replication and repair leading to cell death.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Central nervous system disorders

Moderate
If you suffer from CNS disorder and you take Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops, then you may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion and hallucinations. Avoid consuming caffeine containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks.

QT Prolongation

Moderate
Avoid using Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.

Colitis

Moderate
Avoid taking Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking the medicine. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Moderate
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Moderate
Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Moderate
Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Moderate
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you suffer from any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or have a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Ethinyl Estradiol

Moderate
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Corticosteroids

Moderate
You may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur in elderly population who have undergone a kidney or heart transplantation. Replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Quinidine

Moderate
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Aspirin

Moderate
You may experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have a history of seizures or family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Antidiabetic drugs

Moderate
You may experience hypoglycemic effects like dizziness, headache, nervousness, confusion, tremor and weakness if these medicines are used together. Hyperglycemic effects like increased thirst, urination and hunger are less likely to occur. Regular blood glucose checkups are to be performed if you are diabetic or has any kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
Avoid drugs like levofloxacin/moxifloxacin as over the counter medication for cough and cold as they will help you if you unfortunately contract TB in future.
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