Compare Vigamox vs. Ciprodex

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Treats eye infections.

Vigamox (moxifloxacin) is effective at treating eye infections, but it can be expensive.

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  • Infection may start to feel better and clear up on days 5-6.
  • Because it works directly on the eye, you won't get the same side effects (like diarrhea) from taking the pill form.
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  • May need to use Vigamox (moxifloxacin) multiple times a day, which can be inconvenient.
  • Not available as a generic eye drop medication.
  • Common side effects include eye irritation, eye pain, dry eyes, and teary eyes.
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Used for
  • Otitis externa
  • Acute Otitis media
  • In patients with tympanostomy tubes
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Ear drops
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Side effects
6possible side effects
  • Pinkeye
  • Decreased visual acuity
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye pain
  • Itchy eyes
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The Ciprodex (Ciprofloxacin / Dexamethasone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Superinfection
  • Avoidance of contact lens wear
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