Vigamox User Reviews

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Vigamox User Reviews

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Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: October 06

great for bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)

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Comment from: Dontuse, 35-44 (Patient) Published: April 23

Severe musculoskeletal side effects showed up 6 weeks later, continue for over one year, and still not solved. Web searches after showed risk of this drug class is very high. Would not recommend unless other (normal) pink eye antibiotics do not work. Cost of this drug was over $50, while other types cost less than $5 for my kids. This antibiotic class is a Use of last resort type - do not use it.

Published: December 03

Seem to have severe reaction. Going to Med Dr for help. Swelling of eye, sore throat, blurred vision, pain, itching, headache, left arm ache, runny nose 3 full days later. Dr. Walk-in-Clinic advised to continue taking med.

Related Reading: sore throat | itching | headache

Comment from: Fred, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 14

Do not use, especially on kids! This antibiotic is much more expensive than others that usually work $95 vs $6, and this type of antibiotic has side effects including death, induced arthritis (in rabbits), and negative impacts that show up six weeks to a year later. The antibiotic works by disrupting DNA. It has been pulled from market due to these risks for most other applications. If your genetics are at risk - like I was - the damage can be severe - my muscles locked up 5 weeks after use of "a few drops per day af a fluid that stung the eye". I was hunched over for two months until chiro and rmt could get me straight again. Around that time my tendons and plica did funny things - 11 months later my knee meniscus ripped in several locations for not very good reason. If you do your research, include this whole drug class - I no longer trust some of these sites. Several people are making money on these high priced drops. EVEN it is an antibiotic of LAST resort for the not limited use applications. Even if your drug plan will pay for this $$$ - think again, my kids pink eye were easily treated with gentamicin for one and tobramycin by another. IF you hear that your eyes are worth more money-run. ELSE you will be like me. Note - for some people this may be needed as a last resort-but unlikely. Do NOT risk it. Do a wiki search on fluoroquinalone before you risk lots for a few crummy drops of this moxifloxacin hydrochloride 0.5% - I wish I had. PS perhaps take calcium and magnesium after treatment is done to mop up any leftovers. SAM-e may also help DNA recovery but I hope it doesn't come to that for you - or your kids.

Related Reading: arthritis

Comment from: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: April 18

Started using this drop after cataract surgery along with another required drop. After putting drop in eye, experienced a burning sensation in both arms, which lasted about a minute. Used drop for 2 days, 4 times a day, before reporting this problem to the doctor. His office replied, continue use and if problem gets worse, contact family physician. Not satisfied with this response as family physician had not prescribed the drop. After calling back, was told to stop both drops, and given another prescription drop that is working fine now.

Comment from: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 25

I am 35 years young. My eye doc prescribed this as a precautionary to fight any infection after lasik surgery. I took it for 3 days 3 times a day. i noticed bumps on forearms 2nd day and didnt think anything about it. 3rd day was worse and i wondered about this antibiotic and stopped taking it. It is now day 5 and I have a severe rash covering 90 percent of my body even after stopping the treatment 2 days ago. The eye dr didnt even want to aknowledge it was happening due the the treatment. I am going to another dr to find out how to get rid of this terrible poison ivy like rash.

Related Reading: rash | poison ivy

Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 19

Used to treat a corneal ulcer. Reduced pain, redness, and tearing within the first few hours. Healing started quickly -- eye pain and redness was reduced by 50% by the next day. I am using it exactly as prescribed by my doctor (am on the 4th day). Healing takes a week or two.

Related Reading: corneal ulcer


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