- Are Vigamox and Tobradex the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Vigamox?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Tobradex?
- What Is Vigamox?
- What Is Tobradex?
- What Drugs Interact with Vigamox?
- What Drugs Interact with Tobradex?
- How Should Vigamox Be Taken?
- How Should Tobradex Be Taken?
Are Vigamox and Tobradex the Same Thing?
Side effects of Vigamox that are different from Tobradex include watery eyes (tearing), eye pain, and dry eyes.
Side effects of Tobradex that are different from Vigamox include eyelid itching or swelling, and sensitivity to light. Use of Tobradex for prolonged/repeated periods may result in a new fungal eye infection and may increase your risk for other eye problems (e.g., glaucoma, cataracts).
Both Vigamox and Tobradex may interact with other eye medications.
Tobradex may also interact with oral steroid medications.
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 Tobradex?
Common side effects of Tobradex include:
- eye redness,
- eyelid itching/swelling,
- blurred vision, or
- sensitivity to light.
- Use of Tobradex for prolonged/repeated periods may result in a new fungal eye infection and may increase your risk for other eye problems (e.g., glaucoma, cataracts).
What Is Vigamox?
Vigamox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.
What Is Tobradex?
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 Tobradex?
Tobradex may interact with oral steroid medications. Other drugs may interact with Tobradex ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines or supplements you use. Tobradex should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known if this medication passes 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 Tobradex Be Taken?
One or two drops of Tobradex ophthalmic should be instilled into the conjunctival sac(s) every four to six hours. During the initial 24 to 48 hours, the dosage may be increased to one or two drops every two (2) hours. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Tobradex ophthalmic unless directed by your doctor.
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Novartis. Vigamox Product Information.
DailyMed. Tobradex Product Information.