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Brand Names: Vigamox

Generic Name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Pronunciation: MOX i FLOX a sin)

What is moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?

Moxifloxacin ophthalmic is an antibiotic.

Moxifloxacin ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Moxifloxacin ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Vigamox 0.5%

What are the possible side effects of moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?

Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with this medication.

Some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, dryness, redness, tearing; or blurred vision may occur.

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.

What is the most important information I should know about moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?

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.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of the eye (near the nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down the tear duct.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment with moxifloxacin ophthalmic.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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