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Vigamox vs. Moxeza

Reviewed on 5/17/2019

Are Vigamox and Moxeza the Same Thing?

Vigamox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) and Moxeza (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Side effects of Vigamox and Moxeza that are similar include watery eyes (tearing) and eye irritation.

Side effects of Vigamox that are different from Moxeza include blurred vision and eye reactions (pain, dryness, redness, itching, burning, and stinging).

Side effects of Moxeza that are different from Vigamox include eye inflammation.

Vigamox may also interact with other eye medications.

Moxeza may interact with other drugs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Vigamox?

Common side effects of Vigamox include:

  • blurred vision,
  • watery eyes (tearing), and
  • eye (pain, dryness, redness, itching, burning, stinging, and irritation).

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.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Moxeza?

Common side effects of Moxeza include:

  • eye irritation/inflammation and
  • watery eyes.

Less common side effects of Moxeza include:

What Is Vigamox?

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

What Is Moxeza?

Moxeza (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) ophthalmic solution is a topical anti-infective eye drop used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis or other bacterial infections of the eyes.

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

What Drugs Interact With Moxeza?

Tell your doctor about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. During pregnancy, Moxeza should be used only when prescribed. This drug may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Vigamox Be Taken?

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

How Should Moxeza Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Moxeza for patients 4 months of age and older is 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 2 times daily for 7 days.

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References


Novartis. Vigamox Product Information.

https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/vigamox.pdf

Novartis. Moxeza Product Information.

https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/moxeza.pdf

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