Vigamox

Vigamox

moxifloxacin

Manufacturer:

Novartis Healthcare

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Per mL Moxifloxacin HCl (equiv to 5 mg moxifloxacin) 5.45 mg
Indications/Uses
Treatment of corneal epithelial inflammation or corneal ulcer; bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible organisms. Pre- & post-op sterilization.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Corneal epithelial inflammation/corneal ulcer 1 drop in the affected eye tid for 7-14 days, may increase dose up to 8 times daily depending on clinical symptoms. Pre- & post-op sterilization Instill 1 drop in the affected eye 5 times daily, 2 days pre-op & tid from day 1 to after 14 days of surgery. Bacterial conjunctivitis Instill 1 drop in the affected eye tid for 14 days.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to moxifloxacin or other quinolones.
Special Precautions
Do not inj subconjunctivally or introduced directly into the anterior chamber of the eye. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs & at 1st sign of tendon inflammation. Prolonged use may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, including fungi. Avoid wearing contact lenses if w/ signs & symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis. May affect ability to drive or operate machinery. Tendon inflammation & rupture in elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Transient ocular discomfort (burning/stinging). Headache, keratitis, ocular pain, pruritus & hyperemia, pharyngitis & subconjunctival hemorrhage. Eye pain & irritation.
ATC Classification
J01MA14 - moxifloxacin ; Belongs to the class of fluoroquinolones. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Vigamox ophth drops 5 mg/mL
Packing/Price
5 mL x 1's (P542.3/container)
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