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Vigamox Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?
- What are the possible side effects of moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?
- What is the most important information I should know about moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?
- How should I use moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vigamox)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vigamox)?
- What should I avoid while using moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?
- What other drugs will affect moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?
Do not use moxifloxacin ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in the eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only.
Do not use moxifloxacin ophthalmic if you have had an allergic reaction to it or other similar medicines in the past. Medicines similar to moxifloxacin ophthalmic include gatifloxacin ophthalmic (Zymar), gatifloxacin (Tequin), ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (Ciloxan), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin ophthalmic (Chibroxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), trovafloxacin (Trovan), and moxifloxacin (Avelox).
Moxifloxacin ophthalmic is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use moxifloxacin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether moxifloxacin ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use moxifloxacin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?
Use moxifloxacin ophthalmic eye drops exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before applying moxifloxacin ophthalmic. Ask your doctor if contact lenses can be reinserted after application of the medication.
To apply the eye drops:
- Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt the head back slightly and pull down on the lower eyelid. Position the dropper above the eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close the eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of the eye (near the nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down the tear duct..
Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.
Do not use any eye drop that is discolored or has particles in it.
Store moxifloxacin ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.
Additional Vigamox Information
- Vigamox Drug Interactions Center: moxifloxacin opht
- Vigamox Side Effects Center
- Vigamox Overview including Precautions
- Vigamox FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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