April 27, 2017


Moxeza Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 12/22/2016

Moxeza (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) ophthalmic solution is a topical anti-infective eye drop used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis or other bacterial infections of the eyes. Common side effects of Moxeza include:

  • eye irritation/inflammation and
  • watery eyes.

Less common side effects of Moxeza include:

  • fever,
  • decrease in sharpness of vision,
  • eye itching,
  • inflammation of the cornea, and
  • pink eye (conjunctivitis).

The recommended dose of Moxeza for patients 4 months of age and older is 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 2 times daily for 7 days. Moxeza may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Do not wear contact lenses if you have signs or symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis. Prolonged use may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, including fungi. Moxeza should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Consult your doctor before using Moxeza if you are breastfeeding.

Our Moxeza (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) ophthalmic solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Moxeza FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to the rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

The data described below reflect exposure to MOXEZA™ solution in 1263 patients, between 4 months and 92 years of age, with signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis. The most frequently reported adverse reactions were eye irritation, pyrexia and conjunctivitis, reported in 1-2% of patients.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Moxeza (Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution)

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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