Moxatag

Generic Name: Amoxicillin extended-release

  • What is Moxatag?

    Moxatag an antibiotic used to treat tonsillitis and/or pharyngitis.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Moxatag?

    Allergic reactions, including life-threatening ones, can occur and require immediate treatment.

    Antibiotics, including Moxatag, are used to treat bacterial infections only. They do not treat viral infections, such as a cold or influenza.

  • Who should not take Moxatag?

    Do not use Moxatag if you have a known allergy to amoxicillin or to any drugs in the same class of antibiotics.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Moxatag?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Moxatag. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin in the past.
  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥12 years: The usual dosage of Moxatag is 775 milligrams (mg) once a day for 10 days

  • How should I take Moxatag?

    You should take Moxatag at the same time every day and within 1 hour of finishing a meal. Do not chew or crush the tablets.
  • What should I avoid while taking Moxatag?

    Do not chew or crush the tablets. Do not substitute immediate-release amoxicillin for extended-release Moxatag.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Moxatag?

    Probenicid.
  • What are the possible side effects of Moxatag?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: yeast infection, nausea, vomiting, headache

    Serious side effects may include: allergic reactions (signs of severe allergic reactions may include hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the throat) and severe diarrhea (bloody, painful cramping). If any of these events occur, seek immediate medical attention.

  • Can I receive Moxatag if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Avoid Moxatag if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Moxatag?

    If you miss a dose of Moxatag, skip that dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
  • How should I store Moxatag?

    Store Moxatag at room temperature.