Moxatag - Use | Dose | Side Effects

This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.

Moxatag contains an active suibstance called amoxicillin. It belongs to the antibiotics (medicines used to treat infections). This medicine fights bacteria by inhibiting bacteria wall synthesis. This medicine kills only the bacteria that are growing. It is used to treat following conditions:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Skin infections
  • Middle ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections


This medicine should be avoided in following conditions:

  • If you are allergic to active substance (amoxicillin) or any other antibiotics.
  • If you have liver diseases
  • If you have kidney diseases
  • If you have asthma
  • If you have viral infections

Moxatag may decrease effectiveness of birth control pills. Use another form of birth control while using this medicine.

As all other antibiotics, Moxatag may also cause intestinal infections (colitis). Stop using this medicine if you are experiencing bloody diarrhea.

Use of Moxatag during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Moxatag can be used during pregnancy only if the benefit to the mother outweighs risk to the child. FDA category: B.

Moxatag passes into breast milk, therefore you should avoid breastfeeding while using this medicine.

How to use

Usual dose in the treatment of urinary tract infections is 500 mg three times a day. Treatment usually lasts 7-10 days.

Usual dose in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infections is 1000 mg two times a day.

Usual dose in the treatment of middle ear infections, tonsillitis, laryngitis and pneumonia is 500 mg three times a day.

Swallow the tablet whole, without crushing or chewing. Take the tablet one hour before or two hours after a meal.

Use with other medicines (Interactions)

Moxatag should be avoided with following medicines:

  • Methotrexate (medicine used to treat cancer)
  • Birth control pills
  • Blood thinners, such as: warfarin
  • Pemetrexed
  • Other antibiotics, such as: doxycycline and mynocycline.

Tell your doctor about all medications you are taking.

Side effects

Moxatag may cause following side effects:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Black stools
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms, such as: fever, sore throat and cough
  • Tachycardia (rapid heart rate)
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Convulsions
  • Allergy and others.

Call your doctor right away if you are experiencing any side effects.

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