Besivance

Last updated on RxList: 5/19/2021
Besivance Side Effects Center

What Is Besivance?

Besivance (besifloxacin) Ophthalmic Suspension is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

What Are Side Effects of Besivance?

Common side effects of Besivance include:

  • temporary eye redness/itching/pain/irritation,
  • temporary blurred vision, or
  • headache.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Besivance including:

  • 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.

Dosage for Besivance

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Besivance?

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.

Besivance During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Besivance should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

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.

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • 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.

Common side effects may include:

  • eye redness.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Besivance (Besifloxacin Ophthalmic Suspension)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical 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)

© Besivance Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Besivance Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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