Compare Cortisporin vs. Besivance

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

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Treats eye infections like pink eye.

Besivance (besifloxacin) effectively treats pink eye, especially more severe cases, but will cost more because no generic is currently available.

Upsides
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  • Besivance (besifloxacin) effectively treats bacterial eye infections like pink eye, and is often chosen for more serious cases.
  • Less frequent applications make Besivance (besifloxacin) more convenient to use than similar medicines.
  • Has fewer side effects compared to alternative oral medications since Besivance (besifloxacin) is applied directly to the eyes.
Downsides
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  • Application of Besivance (besifloxacin) can temporarily irritate the eyes.
  • Using eye drops may be harder for some people compared to taking a pill.
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Dosage forms
  • Ear drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Cortisporin (Neomycin / Polymyxin / Hydrocortisone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
4possible side effects
  • Red eye
    2%
  • Blurred vision
    2%
  • Eye irritation
    2%
  • Headache
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Allergy to ingredients
    • Allergies to quinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin and Cipro.
  • Risk for contamination
  • Not to be used with contact lenses
  • For use topically in the eyes only
  • Risk of infection
    • Prolonged use
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