C. diff Risk


Oral Bioavailability


Approximate Cost

$20/day IV
$4.00/day po


400mg IV/PO daily

General information

Pneumonia including CAP, HAP, aspiration

Some intra-abdominal infections

CNS infection

Monitor QTc in patients with increased risk

  • QTc prolongation

  • Dysglycemia

  • CNS toxicity including confusion, psychosis

  • Tendinopathy and rupture

  • GI upset

  • Weakness exacerbation in myasthenia gravis

  • Rash

QTc prolongation - Increased risk with other agents that prolong QTc.

Divalent cations including Ca, Mg - Decreased absorption.

Warfarin - Increased INR.

Rifampin - Decrease moxifloxacin levels.

Antimicrobial class: Fluoroquinolone

Pregnancy category: C

Average serum half life: 12.0

Biliary penetration: Therapeutic

CSF penetration: Therapeutic

Lung penetration: Therapeutic

Urine penetration: Poor