Vigamox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) is used to treat eye infections. It is a quinolone antibiotic in the form of eye drops that kill bacteria in the eye causing infection. Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is a common bacterial eye infection that can be treated with Vigamox. Patients 1 year of age and older can use these eye drops. One drop should be administered in the affected eye(s) 3 times a day for 7 days. If your condition does not improve in 7 days you should consult a doctor. Vigamox is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only, so you should not use it if you have a viral fungal infection in the eye.
Vigamox is an antibiotic eye drop used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis. It is commonly used to treat children's pink-eye infection, but is effective for people of all ages.
Vigamox is a medicine used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections. It is, therefore, an ophthalmic medication. The active ingredient of Vigamox - moxifloxacin - is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, meaning that it works by inhibiting DNA replication. It achieves this by inhibiting DNA gyrase and DNA topoisomerase - essential components in the bacterial DNA replication process.
Vigamox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, meaning it can be used to treat both Gram positive and Gram negative infections. The medicine is primarily metabolised in the liver and has a half-life of around 12 hours (meaning it takes 12 hours to eliminate half of the drug from the body).
Common side effects with Vigamox include eye burning, irritation, stinging, itchng, and blurred vision.