The Vigamox eye drop is prescribed by a doctor to treat bacterial eye infections.It is a broad - spectrum antibiotic and is used to treat a variety of infections of the lungs, abdomen, and skin.
USES - The primary use of Vigamox is to fight with bacterial infections of the eye and to cure bacterial conjunctivitis in the eyes.It is for external use only. Do not use it if you are suffering from a viral or fungal eye infection.If you are allergic to moxifloxacin or other fluoroquinolones then too avoid using Vigamox.
It can also be used to treat infections of the urinary tract, skin, and soft tissues, windpipe, and lungs, tonsils, sinus, throat, female genital organ, nose etc.
Composition and Active Ingredients: - Each ml of Vigamox solution contains 5.45 mg moxifloxacin hydrochloride which is equal to 5 mg moxifloxacin base.Inactive components include-purified water, sodium chloride, and boric acid.Moxifloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.Moxifloxacin helps in curing a variety of infections and killing a broad spectrum of bacteria.
How to use:-
Users are recommended to instill one drop of Vigamox 3 times every day for at least a week.Do not use any other eye medications with Vigamox unless recommended by your doctor.Consult your doctor about its dosage use if your pregnant, breastfeeding, suffering from severe kidney or liver diseases, or using other over-the-counter medicines.Stopping this medication may result in a relapse of the infection.
How it works:-
Vigamox is an antibiotic and it kills bacteria to prevent them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Moxifloxacin presents in Vigamox is not a penicillin, steroid, or a sulfa drug.The action mechanism of Moxifloxacin is different from steroid or penicillin.It works on the common causes of bacterial conjunctivitis.
Some of the common side effects of Vigamox are- watery eyes, blurred vision, Diarrhoea, bone pain, dizziness, dryness/pain/itching/burning/swelling in an eye.The mostly reported ocular adverse side-effects by 1-6% of patients are-conjunctivitis, dry eye, ocular hyperemia, keratitis, subconjunctival hemorrhage, ocular pruritus etc.Nonocular events include- increased cough, otitis media, rash, pharyngitis, and rhinitis.