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Vigamox

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/26/2020
Vigamox Side Effects Center

What Is Vigamox?

Vigamox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

What Are Side Effects of Vigamox?

Common side effects of Vigamox include:

  • blurred vision,
  • watery eyes (tearing), and
  • eye pain

Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with Vigamox. Tell your doctor if you have an unlikely but serious side effect of Vigamox such as swelling of the eye.

Dosage for Vigamox

The dose of Vigamox: Instill one drop in the affected eye 3 times a day for 7 days.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Vigamox?

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Vigamox ophthalmic unless directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Vigamox. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines or supplements you use.

Vigamox During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Vigamox should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Vigamox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 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:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medicine; or
  • eye swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage (may be signs of infection).

Common side effects may include:

  • dry eyes or watery eyes;
  • eye pain or discomfort;
  • blurred vision; or
  • mild itching, redness, or other irritation.

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 Vigamox (Moxifloxacin)

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Vigamox Professional Information

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 the rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

The most frequently reported ocular adverse events were conjunctivitis, decreased visual acuity, dry eye, keratitis, ocular discomfort, ocular hyperemia, ocular pain, ocular pruritus, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and tearing. These events occurred in approximately 1%-6% of patients.

Nonocular adverse events reported at a rate of 1%-4% were fever, increased cough, infection, otitis media, pharyngitis, rash, and rhinitis.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Vigamox (Moxifloxacin)

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

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