Vigamox

(moxifloxacin)

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Treats eye infections.

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

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Quick facts about Vigamox
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Vigamox (moxifloxacin) is a quinolone antibiotic that stops bacterial infections by preventing bacteria from growing.

Quick facts about Vigamox
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take Vigamox (moxifloxacin) for Eye infection

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  • Possible side effects
  • Pinkeye
  • Decreased visual acuity
  • Dry eye
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye pain
  • Itchy eyes
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Side effect rates for Vigamox (moxifloxacin)

  • Pinkeye
    6%6%
  • Decreased visual acuity
    6%6%
  • Dry eyes
    6%6%
  • Eye irritation
    6%6%
  • Eye pain
    6%6%
  • Itchy eyes
    6%6%
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Risks and Warnings for Vigamox (moxifloxacin)

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  • Do not use longer than you have been told. Overgrowth of other bacteria or fungi can cause a second infection to occur. If this does happen, stop using Vigamox (moxifloxacin) and tell your doctor.

Pharmacist Q&A

Vigamox (moxifloxacin) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats bacterial conjunctivitis.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats bacterial conjunctivitis.

Common concerns from people taking Vigamox (moxifloxacin)

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  • Common side effects include eye irritation, eye pain, dry eyes, and teary eyes.