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Description

What is Vigamox?

Vigamox is an oral tablet made up of a quinolone called moxifloxacin. We carry the brand choice of this medication in 0.50%!

 

What is Vigamox used for? 

Vigamox is prescribed to treat a variety of bacterial infections of the eye. These are infections that are caused by bacteria, such as pink eye. 

 

How does Vigamox work?

Vigamox (moxifloxacin) is effective at treating bacterial infections because this drug is able to fight bacteria found in the eye. Minimizing the amount of bacteria helps the immune system fight the infection faster and quicker!

Directions

Only take this medication the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not take more or less of a dose and no not use this medication for shorter or longer than prescribed for.

This medication should be taken with water. You should be drinking lots of fluids during the time of treatment to keep your kidneys functioning properly. You may take Vigamox with or without food, at the same time each day.

Store at room temperature, away from light, heat and moisture. Keep hidden from children and pets.

Cautions

Do not use Vigamox (moxifloxacin)

You should not use Vigamox if you are allergic to moxifloxacin or other fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin, norfloxacin, and others).

This medication should not be used by those who are under the age of 18 years old!

Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required

To ensure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had tendon problems, bone problems, arthritis, or other joint problems, blood circulation problems, aneurysm, narrowing or hardening of the arteries, heart problems, high blood pressure, a genetic disease, diabetes, a muscle or nerve disorder, liver or kidney disease, seizures or epilepsy, a head injury or brain tumor, long QT syndrome (in either you or a family member), or low levels of potassium in your blood.

Risks

During treatment, and up to several months after treatment, moxifloxacin may cause swelling or tearing of a tendon, which is the fiber that connects bones to muscles inside the body. This commonly occurs in the Achilles tendon. Your risk may be higher if you are over 60, take steroid medicines, or have had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant.

You should not breast feed while using this medication. Consult your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Vigamox (moxifloxacin) may include:

  • nausea, constipation, diarrhea;
  • dizziness; or
  • headache.

The above side effects should not alarm you.

Serious side effects of Vigamox (moxifloxacin) may include:

  • severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out);
  • muscle weakness, breathing problems;
  • a seizure (convulsions); or
  • the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild.

If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.

Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.

Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…

increased pressure inside the skull--severe headaches, ringing in your ears, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or

liver problems--upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

FAQs

What is Moxifloxacin?

Moxifloxacin is a drug used for its therapeutic effects and benefits; it is a synthetic bactericidal antibiotic belonging to the drug class of quinolones.  This is the drug that is found in Vigamox which allows it be an effective mediation.

 

What is Vigamox eye drops?

Vigamox is a brand-name medication available as an ophthalmic solution.  Vigamox has been used in the United States since 2003, manufactured by a company called Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Vigamox contains 0.50% of moxifloxacin and can be purchased at My Drug Center with a valid prescription.

 

What is Vigamox for?

Vigamox is used for a variety of different infections of the eye; specifically bacterial infections. Bacterial infections are caused by bacteria, single-celled organisms which are microscopic and thrive in diverse environments. Pink eye is a well-known bacterial infection that Vigamox may be used for. Vigamox may also be used for ulcers or inflammation of the cornea due to bacteria.

 

What does Vigamox do?

Vigamox is made up of an antibiotic; antibiotics have the ability to kill bacteria and prevent further growth and spread of it. Bacterial infections are a result of bacteria so therefore by killing the bacteria; you are decreasing the inflammation of the infection and allowing it to heal quicker.

 

How many drops of Vigamox for pink eye?                

Your doctor will let you know the appropriate dosage for the condition you have. It is important to use only the directed amount set by your doctor. Generally for any bacterial infection of the eye – including pink eye-, you would use one drop 3 times a day for one week (7 days).

 

How much is Vigamox?

Vigamox can be an expensive medication in the United States, especially considering it is not generally covered by most medicare plans. To give you an idea; in the United States, the cost for a 3ml bottle is more than four times as much as our 3ml bottle and more than double the cost of our 9ml bottle. At My Drug Center, you can find Vigamox for as low as $52.00, available with a valid prescription.