Vigamox

DRUG DESCRIPTION

VIGAMOX® (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 0.5% is a sterile solution for topical ophthalmic use. Moxifloxacin hydrochloride is an 8-methoxy fluoroquinolone anti-infective, with a diazabicyclononyl ring at the C7 position.

VIGAMOX®
  (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) Structural Formula Illustration

C21H24FN304•HC1       Mol Wt 437.9

Chemical Name: l-Cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-l,4-dihydro-8-methoxy-7-[(4aS,7aS)-octahydro-6H-pyrrolol[3,4-b]pyridin-6-yl]-4-oxo-3-quinolinecarboxylic acid, monohydrochloride. Moxifloxacin hydrochloride is a slightly yellow to yellow crystalline powder. Each mL of VIGAMOX® solution contains 5.45 mg moxifloxacin hydrochloride, equivalent to 5 mg moxifloxacin base.

Contains: Active: Moxifloxacin 0.5% (5 mg/mL); Inactives: Boric acid, sodium chloride, and purified water. May also contain hydrochloric acid/sodium hydroxide to adjust pH to approximately 6.8.

VIGAMOX® solution is an isotonic solution with an osmolality of approximately 290 mOsm/kg.

What are the possible side effects of moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?

Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with this medication.

Some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, dryness, redness, tearing; or blurred vision may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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What are the precautions when taking moxifloxacin (Vigamox)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to quinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: contact lens use.

Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection.

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Vigamox Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Blurred vision, watery eyes, eye pain/dryness/redness/itchiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: swelling of the eye.

An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to quinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: contact lens use.

Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection.

This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Vigamox Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Vigamox

Generic Name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Pronunciation: MOX i FLOX a sin)

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What is moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?

Moxifloxacin ophthalmic is an antibiotic.

Moxifloxacin ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Moxifloxacin ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?

Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with this medication.

Some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, dryness, redness, tearing; or blurred vision may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Vigamox)?

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of the eye (near the nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down the tear duct.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment with moxifloxacin ophthalmic.

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