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Besivance Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Besivance (besifloxacin) Ophthalmic Suspension is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Common side effects include temporary eye redness/itching/pain or temporary blurred vision.
The recommended dose of Besivance is one drop instilled in the affected eye(s) 3 times a day, four to twelve hours apart for 7 days. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Besivance used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, During pregnancy, Besivance should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Besivance (besifloxacin) 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 Patient Information in Detail?
Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Besivance in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- drainage or crusting of your eye;
- severe eye irritation after using the eye drops;
- feeling like there is something in your eye;
- severe eye redness or swelling; or
- fever, or any signs of a new infection.
Less serious side effects may include:
- eye redness or pain;
- itchy or irritated eyes;
- headache; or
- blurred vision.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Besivance (Besifloxacin Ophthalmic Suspension)
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Besivance Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat/eye/eyelid), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Besivance (Besifloxacin Ophthalmic Suspension)
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Besivance FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in one clinical trial of a drug cannot be directly compared with the rates in the clinical trials of the same or another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
The data described below reflect exposure to Besivance® in approximately 1,000 patients between 1 and 98 years old with clinical signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis.
The most frequently reported ocular adverse reaction was conjunctival redness, reported in approximately 2% of patients.
Other adverse reactions reported in patients receiving Besivance® occurring in approximately 1-2% of patients included: blurred vision, eye pain, eye irritation, eye pruritus and headache.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Besivance (Besifloxacin Ophthalmic Suspension)
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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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